HyperDic: some

English > 5 senses of the word some:
ADJECTIVEallsomequantifier
allsomerelatively much but unspecified in amount or extent
allsomerelatively many but unspecified in number
allsomeremarkable
ADVERBallsome, approximately, about, close to, just about, roughly, more or less, around, or so(of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct
some > pronunciation
Soundssah'm
Rhymesabolitionism ... zirconium: 557 rhymes with ahm...
English > some: 5 senses > adjective 1
Meaningquantifier; used with either mass nouns or plural count nouns to indicate an unspecified number or quantity.
Examples
  • "have some milk"
  • "some roses were still blooming"
  • "having some friends over"
  • "some apples"
  • "some paper"
Narrowerany, whatever, whatsoeverOne or some or every or all without specification
both(used with count nouns) two considered together
several(used with count nouns) of an indefinite number more than 2 or 3 but not many
See alsofewA quantifier that can be used with count nouns and is often preceded by 'a'
manyA quantifier that can be used with count nouns and is often preceded by 'as' or 'too' or 'so' or 'that'
Oppositeallquantifier
noquantifier
Spanishalgo
English > some: 5 senses > adjective 2
Meaningrelatively much but unspecified in amount or extent.
Examples
  • "we talked for some time"
  • "he was still some distance away"
Broadermuch(quantifier used with mass nouns) great in quantity or degree or extent
Spanishalgún, alguno
English > some: 5 senses > adjective 3
Meaningrelatively many but unspecified in number.
Examples
  • "they were here for some weeks"
  • "we did not meet again for some years"
BroadermanyA quantifier that can be used with count nouns and is often preceded by 'as' or 'too' or 'so' or 'that'
Spanishalgún, alguno
English > some: 5 senses > adjective 4
Meaningremarkable.
Examples
  • "that was some party"
  • "she is some skier"
BroaderextraordinaryBeyond what is ordinary or usual / usual
Usage ofcolloquialismA colloquial expression
slang, cant, jargon, lingo, argot, patois, vernacularA characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)
Spanishalgún
English > some: 5 senses > adverb 1
Meaning(of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct.
Example "some forty people came"
Synonymsapproximately, about, close to, just about, roughly, more or less, around, or so
Spanishaproximadamente, cerca, unos, un poco
Catalanaproximadament, una mica

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