Some

  • 21 some — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English som, adjective & pronoun, from Old English sum; akin to Old High German sum some, Greek hamē somehow, homos same more at same Date: before 12th century 1. being an unknown, undetermined, or unspecified unit… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 22 some */*/*/ — weak [səm] , strong [sʌm] grammar word summary: Some can be: ■ a determiner: I brought her some flowers. ♦ She married some guy she met on the boat. ■ a pronoun: The cake s wonderful. Won t you have some? ♦ Some of the apples were rotten. ■ an… …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 23 some — /sum/; unstressed /seuhm/, adj. 1. being an undetermined or unspecified one: Some person may object. 2. (used with plural nouns) certain: Some days I stay home. 3. of a certain unspecified number, amount, degree, etc.: to some extent. 4.… …

    Universalium

  • 24 some — 1 /sFm/; strong /sVm/ determiner 1 a number of people or things or an amount of something, when the exact number or amount is not stated: I need some apples for this recipe. | My mother has inherited some land in western Australia. | They re… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 25 some — adj., pron., & adv. adj. 1 an unspecified amount or number of (some water; some apples; some of them). 2 that is unknown or unnamed (will return some day; some fool has locked the door; to some extent). 3 denoting an approximate number (waited… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 26 -some — 1 suffix (in adjectives) 1 causing or producing something: a troublesome boy (=who causes trouble) 2 liking to do something: a quarrelsome woman (=who likes to quarrel) | frolicsome 3 describes someone or something that can be treated in a… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 27 some — /sʌm / (say sum), weak form /səm / (say suhm) adjective 1. being an undetermined or unspecified one: some poor fellow. 2. certain (with plural nouns): some friends of mine. 3. of a certain unspecified number, amount, degree, etc.: some variation …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 28 some — pronoun, determiner 1) some to + inf. (we have some to sell; we have some books to sell) 2) some of (some of them) USAGE NOTE: The use of the preposition of is necessary when a pronoun follows. When a noun follows, the use of of the limits the… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 29 some — [[t]sʌm[/t]] unstressed [[t]səm[/t]] adj. 1) being an undetermined or unspecified one: Some person may object[/ex] 2) certain (used with plural nouns): Some days I stay home[/ex] 3) unspecified in number, amount, degree, etc.: to some extent[/ex] …

    From formal English to slang

  • 30 some —    Many journalists of a certain age appear to have had it drilled into them that some in the sense of an unknown or unquantifiable number is a casualism to be avoided at all costs, as in There were some forty passengers on the ship. The belief… …

    Dictionary of troublesome word

  • 31 some —   Kekahi, wahi.   Also: kahi, kauwahi, nāhi, ona.    ♦ Give me some, na u kahi.    ♦ Some other day, kekahi lā.    ♦ Some other time, kekahi manawa.    ♦ Some place, kauwahi …

    English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • 32 some —  1. adj. Very praiseworthy.    ♣ He s certainly some cricketer.  2. Not much, some hope! You haven t much chance!  3. Adv. of emphasis. Usu. going some Going very quickly.  4. and then some And more in addition …

    A concise dictionary of English slang

  • 33 -some — I. adjective suffix Etymology: Middle English som, from Old English sum; akin to Old High German sam some, Old English sum some characterized by a (specified) thing, quality, state, or action < awesome > < burdensome > < cuddlesome > II. noun… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 34 some — 1. pronoun /sʌm,sam/ a) A certain number, at least one. Some enjoy spicy food, others prefer it milder. b) An indefinite quantity. Can I have some of them? …

    Wiktionary

  • 35 some — [OE] Some goes back ultimately to Indo European *smmos, which passed into prehistoric Germanic as *sumaz. This has now died out in most Germanic languages other than English, although a few derivatives survive, such as Dutch sommige ‘some’. The… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 36 some — determiner 1》 an unspecified amount or number of. 2》 denoting an unknown or unspecified person or thing. 3》 (used with a number) approximately. 4》 a considerable amount or number of. 5》 at least a small amount or number of. 6》 expressing… …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 37 -some — I aff. an adjective forming suffix, now unproductive, with the meanings “like,”“tending to”: burdensome; quarrelsome[/ex] • Etymology: ME; OE sum, c. OFris sum; akin to OOHG sam, ON samr, Go sams II some aff. a collective suffix used with… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 38 some — [OE] Some goes back ultimately to Indo European *smmos, which passed into prehistoric Germanic as *sumaz. This has now died out in most Germanic languages other than English, although a few derivatives survive, such as Dutch sommige ‘some’. The… …

    Word origins

  • 39 Somé — Infobox Settlement official name = Somé other name = native name = nickname = settlement type = motto = imagesize = 300px image caption = flag size = image seal size = image shield = shield size = image blank emblem = blank emblem type = blank… …

    Wikipedia

  • 40 some — a. 1. More or less, a certain quantity of, a certain number of. 2. One (indefinitely), a, an, any, a certain. 3. About, near. 4. Several, a considerable number. 5. Some people, some persons, certain. 6. A part, a portion. 7 …

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