Some

  • 1 Some — (s[u^]m), a. [OE. som, sum, AS. sum; akin to OS., OFries., & OHG. sum, OD. som, D. sommig, Icel. sumr, Dan. somme (pl.), Sw. somlige (pl.), Goth. sums, and E. same. [root]191. See {Same}, a., and cf. { some}.] 1. Consisting of a greater or less… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 some — [ səm, strong sʌm ] function word, quantifier *** Some can be used in the following ways: as a determiner (followed by an uncountable noun): I ll make some coffee. (followed by a plural noun): She brought me some flowers. (followed by a singular… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 3 some — 1. The use of some to mean ‘very much’ or ‘notably such’ in sentences of the type. This is some party is still considered suitable mainly for informal contexts, and Churchill s famous line in a speech in 1941, Some chicken! Some neck! (in… …

    Modern English usage

  • 4 some — [sum] adj. [ME som < OE sum, a certain one, akin to Goth sums < IE * som > SAME] 1. being a certain one or ones not specified or known [open some evenings] 2. being of a certain unspecified (but often considerable) number, quantity,… …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 -some — ♦ Élément, du gr. sôma « corps » : centrosome, chromosome, ribosome. somato , some éléments, du gr. sôma, sômatos, corps . some V. somato . ⇒ SOME, élém. formant Élém. tiré du gr. , de « corps », entrant dans la constr. de termes sav. en biol. et …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 6 -some — as a suffix forming adjectives, it represents O.E. sum (see SOME (Cf. some); Cf. O.Fris. sum, Ger. sam, O.N. samr), related to sama same. As a suffix added to numerals meaning a group of that number (Cf. twosome) it represents O.E. sum some, used …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 Some — may refer to:*Some, a word denoting an indeterminate number of something: see Grammatical number* Some , a song by Built to Spill from their 1994 album There s Nothing Wrong with Love *Some Records, an US record label.*So Others Might Eat (SOME) …

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  • 8 Some — Données clés Réalisation Chang Yoon hyun Scénario Kim Eun jeong Kim Eun shil Acteurs principaux Ko Soo Song Ji hyo Pays d’origine …

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  • 9 some — O.E. sum some, from P.Gmc. *sumas (Cf. O.S., O.Fris., O.H.G. sum, O.N. sumr, Goth. sums), from PIE root *sem one, as one (Cf. Skt. samah even, level, similar, identical; Gk. HAMO (Cf. hamo ); see SAME (Cf …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 10 -some — ( s[u^]m). [AS. sum; akin to G. & OHG. sam, Icel. samr, Goth. lustusams longed for. See {Same}, a., and cf. {Some}, a.] An adjective suffix having primarily the sense of like or same, and indicating a considerable degree of the thing or quality… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 11 -some — Ⅰ. some [1] ► SUFFIX forming adjectives meaning: 1) productive of: loathsome. 2) characterized by being: wholesome. 3) apt to: tiresome. ORIGIN Old English. Ⅱ. some …

    English terms dictionary

  • 12 -some — some1 [səm] [ME som < OE sum, akin to SOME] suffix like, tending to, tending to be [toilsome, tiresome, lonesome] some2 [səm] [ME sum < sum, som, SOME] suffix a group of (a specified number of) members [threesome] some3 [sōm] …

    English World dictionary

  • 13 -some — ( s[=o]m). A combining form or suffix from Gr. sw^ma (gen. sw matos) the body; as in merosome, a body segment; cephalosome, etc. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 14 -some — [səm] suffix [Sense: 1; Origin: Old English sum] [Sense: 2; Origin: some] 1.) [in adjectives] tending to behave in a particular way, or having a particular quality ▪ a troublesome boy (=who causes trouble) ▪ a bothersome back injury (=that… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 some — index several (plural) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 16 some — ► DETERMINER 1) an unspecified amount or number of. 2) referring to 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 terms dictionary

  • 17 some — four·some; hand·some; lee·some; lep·to·some; light·some; li·po·some; lis·some; lone·some; meso·some; mono·some; schis·to·some; some; some·body; some·thing; some·time; some·times; some·what; three·some; awe·some·ly; awe·some·ness; blithe·some·ly;… …

    English syllables

  • 18 some — [[t]səm, STRONG sʌm[/t]] ♦ 1) DET: DET n uncount/pl n You use some to refer to a quantity of something or to a number of people or things, when you are not stating the quantity or number precisely. Robin opened some champagne... Heat a couple of… …

    English dictionary

  • 19 some — some1 [səm strong sʌm ] determiner [: Old English; Origin: sum] 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.… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 some */*/*/ — strong UK [sʌm] / US weak UK [səm] / US adverb, determiner, pronoun Summary: Some can be used in the following ways: as a determiner (followed by an uncountable noun): I ll make some coffee. (followed by a plural noun): She brought me some… …

    English dictionary


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