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.
- Being an unspecified number or quantity: Some people came into the room. Would you like some sugar?
- Being a portion or an unspecified number or quantity of a whole or group: He likes some modern sculpture but not all.
- Being a considerable number or quantity: She has been directing films for some years now.
- Unknown or unspecified by name: Some man called.
- Logic Being part and perhaps all of a class.
- Informal Remarkable: She is some skier.
- An indefinite or unspecified number or portion: We took some of the books to the auction. See Usage Note at every.
- An indefinite additional quantity: did the assigned work and then some.
- Approximately; about: Some 40 people attended the rally.
- Informal Somewhat: some tired.