Pronunciation: (sum; unstressed sum),[key] —adj. 1. being an undetermined or unspecified one: Some person may object. 2. (used with plural nouns) certain: Some days I stay home. 3. of a certain unspecified number, amount, degree, etc.: to some extent. 4. unspecified but considerable in number, amount, degree, etc.: We talked for some time. He was here some weeks. 5. Informal.of impressive or remarkable quality, consequence, extent, etc.: That was some storm.
—pron. 1. certain persons, individuals, instances, etc., not specified: Some think he is dead. 2. an unspecified number, amount, etc., as distinguished from the rest or in addition: He paid a thousand dollars and then some.
—adv. 1. (used with numerals and with words expressing degree, extent, etc.) approximately; about: Some 300 were present. 2. Informal.to some degree or extent; somewhat: I like baseball some. She is feeling some better today. 3. Informal.to a great degree or extent; considerably: That's going some.
a native English suffix formerly used in the formation of adjectives: quarrelsome; burdensome.
a collective suffix used with numerals: twosome; threesome.
a combining form meaning “body,” used in the formation of compound words: chromosome.Also,-soma.