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some    : [s'ʌm]
-some \-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.
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-some \-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 denoted in the first part of the compound; as in
mettlesome, full of mettle or spirit; gladsome, full of
gladness; winsome, blithesome, etc.
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Some \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 portion or sum; composed
of a quantity or number which is not stated; -- used to
express an indefinite quantity or number; as, some wine;
some water; some persons. Used also pronominally; as, I
have some.
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Some theoretical writers allege that there was a
time when there was no such thing as society.
--Blackstone.
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2. A certain; one; -- indicating a person, thing, event,
etc., as not known individually, or designated more
specifically; as, some man, that is, some one man. "Some
brighter clime." --Mrs. Barbauld.
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Some man praiseth his neighbor by a wicked intent.
--Chaucer.
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Most gentlemen of property, at some period or other
of their lives, are ambitious of representing their
county in Parliament. --Blackstone.
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3. Not much; a little; moderate; as, the censure was to some
extent just.
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4. About; near; more or less; -- used commonly with numerals,
but formerly also with a singular substantive of time or
distance; as, a village of some eighty houses; some two or
three persons; some hour hence. --Shak.
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The number slain on the rebel's part were some two
thousand. --Bacon.
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5. Considerable in number or quantity. "Bore us some leagues
to sea." --Shak.
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On its outer point, some miles away.
The lighthouse lifts its massive masonry.
--Longfellow.
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6. Certain; those of one part or portion; -- in distinction
from {other} or {others}; as, some men believe one thing,
and others another.
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Some [seeds] fell among thorns; . . . but other fell
into good ground. --Matt. xiii.
7, 8.
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7. A part; a portion; -- used pronominally, and followed
sometimes by of; as, some of our provisions.
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Your edicts some reclaim from sins,
But most your life and blest example wins. --Dryden.
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{All and some}, one and all. See under {All}, adv. [Obs.]
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Note: The illiterate in the United States and Scotland often
use some as an adverb, instead of somewhat, or an
equivalent expression; as, I am some tired; he is some
better; it rains some, etc.
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{Some . . . some}, one part . . . another part; these . . .
those; -- used distributively.
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Some to the shores do fly,
Some to the woods, or whither fear advised.
--Daniel.
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Note: Formerly used also of single persons or things: this
one . . . that one; one . . . another.
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Some in his bed, some in the deep sea. --Chaucer.
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some
adv 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}]
adj 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"
[ant: {all(a)}, {no(a)}]
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"
4: remarkable; "that was some party"; "she is some skier"

91 Moby Thesaurus words for "some":
Daedalian, a, about, adept, adroit, all but, almost, an, any,
anything, approximately, apt, artistic, as good as, aught,
authoritative, bravura, brilliant, certain, circa, clean, clever,
composite, coordinated, crack, crackerjack, cunning, cute, daedal,
deft, dexterous, dextrous, diplomatic, divers, excellent, expert,
fairly, fancy, good, goodish, graceful, handy, ingenious,
just about, kind of, magisterial, masterful, masterly, measured,
moderately, more, more or less, more than one, most, nearly, neat,
no mean, not singular, numerous, one, plural, pluralistic,
plurative, plus ou moins, politic, practically, professional,
proficient, quantified, quantitative, quantitive, quantized, quick,
quite some, ready, resourceful, skillful, slick, something,
somewhat, statesmanlike, stylish, sundry, tactful, the compleat,
the complete, various, virtuoso, well-done, well-nigh,
workmanlike




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