Definition of some pronoun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//sʌm//
    ; NAmE NAmE//sʌm//
    some (of somebody/something)
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  1. 1  used to refer to an amount of something or a number of people or things when the amount or number is not given Some disapprove of the idea. You'll find some in the drawer. Here are some of our suggestions. In negative sentences and questions any is usually used instead of ‘some’:I don't want any.Do you have any of the larger ones? However, some is used in questions that expect a positive reply:Would you like some?Weren't you looking for some of those?
  2. 2  a part of the whole number or amount being considered All these students are good, but some work harder than others. Some of the music was weird.
  3. Word OriginOld English sum, of Germanic origin, from an Indo-European root shared by Greek hamōs ‘somehow’ and Sanskrit sama ‘any, every’.Idioms (informal) and a lot more than that We got our money's worth and then some.
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