Meaning & Definition of Some in English
- 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"
2. Relatively much but unspecified in amount or extent
- "We talked for some time"
- "He was still some distance away"
3. Relatively many but unspecified in number
- "They were here for some weeks"
- "We did not meet again for some years"
- "That was some party"
- "She is some skier"
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"
- 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.