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Definition of "some" [some]

  • Being an unspecified number or quantity: Some people came into the room. Would you like some sugar? (adjective)
  • Being a portion or an unspecified number or quantity of a whole or group: He likes some modern sculpture but not all. (adjective)
  • Being a considerable number or quantity: She has been directing films for some years now. (adjective)
  • Unknown or unspecified by name: Some man called. (adjective)
  • Logic Being part and perhaps all of a class. (adjective)
  • (a) certain unknown or unspecified (determiner)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • (as pronoun; functioning as sing or plural) (determiner)
  • An unknown or unspecified quantity or amount of (determiner)
  • A considerable number or amount of (determiner)
  • A little (determiner)
  • An impressive or remarkable (determiner)
  • A certain amount (more) (in the phrases some more and (informal) and then some) (determiner)
  • About; approximately (determiner)
  • To a certain degree or extent (adverb)

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Use "some" in a sentence
  • "On one hand it had some great ideas, but on the other..some weak ideas too.."
  • "But though DAYBREAKERS wobbles they set up a glorious ending, then make it much less effective, and anybody who's watched CNN will immediately think up a simple and effective tactic that the vampires for some strange reason fail to use, there are little things all through the movie that make you realize, "Okay, they didn't think of *everything,* but at least they thought about *some* things.""
  • "They seem to have waterred down that prediction some, recently, still from memory, I think that Casey Lusking just “predicted” that *some* junk DNA will be found to have a function."