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Meaning & Definition of Some in English

English

Some

/səm/

adjective

1. Quantifier

  • Used with either mass nouns or plural count nouns to indicate an unspecified number or quantity
  • "Have some milk"
  • "Some roses were still blooming"
  • "Having some friends over"
  • "Some apples"
  • "Some paper"
    synonym:
  • some(a)

2. Relatively much but unspecified in amount or extent

  • "We talked for some time"
  • "He was still some distance away"
    synonym:
  • some(a)

3. Relatively many but unspecified in number

  • "They were here for some weeks"
  • "We did not meet again for some years"
    synonym:
  • some(a)

4. Remarkable

  • "That was some party"
  • "She is some skier"
    synonym:
  • some

adverb

1. (of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct

  • "Lasted approximately an hour"
  • "In just about a minute"
  • "He's about 30 years old"
  • "I've had about all i can stand"
  • "We meet about once a month"
  • "Some forty people came"
  • "Weighs around a hundred pounds"
  • "Roughly $3,000"
  • "Holds 3 gallons, more or less"
  • "20 or so people were at the party"
    synonym:
  • approximately
  • ,
  • about
  • ,
  • close to
  • ,
  • just about
  • ,
  • some
  • ,
  • roughly
  • ,
  • more or less
  • ,
  • around
  • ,
  • or so

Examples of using

If you know Spanish well, you'll have no problems with looking for a job. But some with finding one.
I want some salt for my meat.
The government plans to scrap some of the older planes.