See also: Some, somé, and -some

English Edit

 
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Etymology Edit

From Middle English som, sum, from Old English sum (some, a certain one), from Proto-West Germanic *sum, from Proto-Germanic *sumaz (some, a certain one), from Proto-Indo-European *sem- (one, whole). Cognate Scots sum, some (some), North Frisian som, sam, säm (some), West Frisian sommige, somlike (some), dialectal Dutch som, saom (some), standard Dutch sommige (some), Low German somige (some), German dialectal summige (some), Danish somme (some), Swedish somlig (some), Norwegian sum, som (some), Icelandic sumur (some), Gothic 𐍃𐌿𐌼𐍃 (sums, one, someone). More at same.

Pronunciation Edit

Pronoun Edit

some

  1. A certain number, at least two.
    Some enjoy spicy food, others prefer it milder.
    • 2013 July 19, Timothy Garton Ash, “Where Dr Pangloss meets Machiavelli”, in The Guardian Weekly, volume 189, number 6, page 18:
      Hidden behind thickets of acronyms and gorse bushes of detail, a new great game is under way across the globe. Some call it geoeconomics, but it's geopolitics too. The current power play consists of an extraordinary range of countries simultaneously sitting down to negotiate big free trade and investment agreements.
  2. An indefinite quantity.
    Can I have some of them?
  3. An indefinite amount, a part.
    Please give me some of the cake.
    Everyone is wrong some of the time.

Synonyms Edit

  • (an indefinite quantity): a few

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Determiner Edit

some

  1. A certain proportion of, at least two.
    Some people like camping.
    • 2006, Charles H Lippy, Faith in America [Three Volumes] [3 Volumes]: Changes, Challenges, New Directions, Greenwood Publishing Group, →ISBN, page 73:
      Many people, especially some evangelical Christians, have been less than optimistic about the Potter influence.
    • 2013 July 20, “The attack of the MOOCs”, in The Economist, volume 408, number 8845:
      Since the launch early last year of […] two Silicon Valley start-ups offering free education through MOOCs, massive open online courses, the ivory towers of academia have been shaken to their foundations. University brands built in some cases over centuries have been forced to contemplate the possibility that information technology will rapidly make their existing business model obsolete.
  2. An unspecified quantity or number of.
    Would you like some grapes?
    • 1897 December (indicated as 1898), Winston Churchill, chapter IV, in The Celebrity: An Episode, New York, N.Y.: The Macmillan Company; London: Macmillan & Co., Ltd., →OCLC, pages 58–59:
      The Celebrity, by arts unknown, induced Mrs. Judge Short and two other ladies to call at Mohair on a certain afternoon when Mr. Cooke was trying a trotter on the track. [] Their example was followed by others at a time when the master of Mohair was superintending in person the docking of some two-year-olds, and equally invisible.
    • 1918, W[illiam] B[abington] Maxwell, chapter XLIV, in The Mirror and the Lamp, Indianapolis, Ind.: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, →OCLC, page 364:
      In the autumn there was a row at some cement works about the unskilled labour men. A union had just been started for them and all but a few joined. One of these blacklegs was laid for by a picket and knocked out of time.
    • 2013 July-August, Sarah Glaz, “Ode to Prime Numbers”, in American Scientist, volume 101, number 4:
      Some poems, echoing the purpose of early poetic treatises on scientific principles, attempt to elucidate the mathematical concepts that underlie prime numbers. Others play with primes’ cultural associations. Still others derive their structure from mathematical patterns involving primes.
  3. An unspecified amount of (something uncountable).
    Would you like some water?
    After some persuasion, he finally agreed.
    • 1918, W[illiam] B[abington] Maxwell, chapter XVI, in The Mirror and the Lamp, Indianapolis, Ind.: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, →OCLC, pages 130–131:
      It was a joy to snatch some brief respite, jump upon a tram, and find himself in the rectory drawing–room. Listening here was as pleasant as talking; just to watch was pleasant. The young priests who lived here wore cassocks and birettas; their faces were fine and mild, yet really strong, like the rector's face; and in their intercourse with him and his wife they seemed to be brothers.
  4. A certain, an unspecified or unknown.
    I've just met some guy who said he knew you.
    The sequence S converges to zero for some initial value v.
    • 1922, Ben Travers, chapter 4, in A Cuckoo in the Nest[1]:
      By some paradoxical evolution rancour and intolerance have been established in the vanguard of primitive Christianity. Mrs. Spoker, in common with many of the stricter disciples of righteousness, was as inclement in demeanour as she was cadaverous in aspect.
    • 2013 June 14, Jonathan Freedland, “Obama's once hip brand is now tainted”, in The Guardian Weekly, volume 189, number 1, page 18:
      Where we once sent love letters in a sealed envelope, or stuck photographs of our children in a family album, now such private material is despatched to servers and clouds operated by people we don't know and will never meet. Perhaps we assume that our name, address and search preferences will be viewed by some unseen pair of corporate eyes, probably not human, and don't mind that much.
  5. A considerable quantity or number of.
    He had edited the paper for some years.
    He stopped working some time ago.
    • 1897 December (indicated as 1898), Winston Churchill, chapter II, in The Celebrity: An Episode, New York, N.Y.: The Macmillan Company; London: Macmillan & Co., Ltd., →OCLC, page 15:
      We drove back to the office with some concern on my part at the prospect of so large a case. Sunning himself on the board steps, I saw for the first time Mr. Farquhar Fenelon Cooke. He was dressed out in broad gaiters and bright tweeds, like an English tourist, and his face might have belonged to Dagon, idol of the Philistines.
  6. approximately, about (with a number).
    She had been employed at that company for some five years now.
    There were only some three or four cars in the lot at the time.
  7. (informal) A remarkable.
    He is some acrobat!

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Adverb Edit

some (not comparable)

  1. Of a measurement: approximately, roughly.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:approximately
    I guess he must have weighed some 90 kilos.
    Some 30,000 spectators witnessed the feat.
    Some 4,000 acres of land were flooded.
  2. (dialect) To a certain extent, or for a certain period.
    • 2014, C. R. Scott, Invisible War: Attack the Covenant:
      They walked some and talked some.

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Finnish Edit

Etymology Edit

Contraction of sosiaalinen media (social media).

Pronunciation Edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈsome/, [ˈs̠o̞me̞]
  • Rhymes: -ome
  • Syllabification(key): so‧me

Noun Edit

some

  1. (informal) social media
    Jos tänä päivänä aikoo menestyä politiikassa, on pakko olla somessa.
    If one wants to be successful in politics nowadays, it's obligatory to be on social media.

Declension Edit

Inflection of some (Kotus type 8/nalle, no gradation)
nominative some somet
genitive somen somejen
partitive somea someja
illative someen someihin
singular plural
nominative some somet
accusative nom. some somet
gen. somen
genitive somen somejen
someinrare
partitive somea someja
inessive somessa someissa
elative somesta someista
illative someen someihin
adessive somella someilla
ablative somelta someilta
allative somelle someille
essive somena someina
translative someksi someiksi
instructive somein
abessive sometta someitta
comitative See the possessive forms below.
Possessive forms of some (type nalle)
first-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative someni someni
accusative nom. someni someni
gen. someni
genitive someni somejeni
someinirare
partitive someani somejani
inessive somessani someissani
elative somestani someistani
illative someeni someihini
adessive somellani someillani
ablative someltani someiltani
allative somelleni someilleni
essive somenani someinani
translative somekseni someikseni
instructive
abessive somettani someittani
comitative someineni
second-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative somesi somesi
accusative nom. somesi somesi
gen. somesi
genitive somesi somejesi
someisirare
partitive someasi somejasi
inessive somessasi someissasi
elative somestasi someistasi
illative someesi someihisi
adessive somellasi someillasi
ablative someltasi someiltasi
allative somellesi someillesi
essive somenasi someinasi
translative someksesi someiksesi
instructive
abessive somettasi someittasi
comitative someinesi
first-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative somemme somemme
accusative nom. somemme somemme
gen. somemme
genitive somemme somejemme
someimmerare
partitive someamme somejamme
inessive somessamme someissamme
elative somestamme someistamme
illative someemme someihimme
adessive somellamme someillamme
ablative someltamme someiltamme
allative somellemme someillemme
essive somenamme someinamme
translative someksemme someiksemme
instructive
abessive somettamme someittamme
comitative someinemme
second-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative somenne somenne
accusative nom. somenne somenne
gen. somenne
genitive somenne somejenne
someinnerare
partitive someanne somejanne
inessive somessanne someissanne
elative somestanne someistanne
illative someenne someihinne
adessive somellanne someillanne
ablative someltanne someiltanne
allative somellenne someillenne
essive somenanne someinanne
translative someksenne someiksenne
instructive
abessive somettanne someittanne
comitative someinenne
third-person possessor
singular plural
nominative somensa somensa
accusative nom. somensa somensa
gen. somensa
genitive somensa somejensa
someinsarare
partitive someaan
someansa
somejaan
somejansa
inessive somessaan
somessansa
someissaan
someissansa
elative somestaan
somestansa
someistaan
someistansa
illative someensa someihinsa
adessive somellaan
somellansa
someillaan
someillansa
ablative someltaan
someltansa
someiltaan
someiltansa
allative somelleen
somellensa
someilleen
someillensa
essive somenaan
somenansa
someinaan
someinansa
translative somekseen
someksensa
someikseen
someiksensa
instructive
abessive somettaan
somettansa
someittaan
someittansa
comitative someineen
someinensa

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Galician Edit

Verb Edit

some

  1. third-person singular present indicative of sumir

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Noun Edit

some f

  1. plural of soma

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Pronunciation Edit

 

  • Hyphenation: so‧me

Etymology 1 Edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb Edit

some

  1. inflection of somar:
    1. first/third-person singular present subjunctive
    2. third-person singular imperative

Etymology 2 Edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb Edit

some

  1. inflection of sumir:
    1. third-person singular present indicative
    2. second-person singular imperative

Serbo-Croatian Edit

Noun Edit

some (Cyrillic spelling соме)

  1. vocative singular of som