"some" meaning in English

Adverb

IPA: /sʌm/ [Received-Pronunciation], [sɐm] [Received-Pronunciation], /sʌm/ [General-American], [sɐm] [General-American], /sɐm/ [General-Australian, General-New-Zealand], [säm] [General-Australian, General-New-Zealand] enPR: sŭm Audio: en-us-some.ogg [US], LL-Q1860 (eng)-Back ache-some.wav
  1. Of a measurement: approximately, roughly. Tags: not-comparable Synonyms: approximately, som [obsolete], som' [dialectal], sum [African-American-Vernacular-English] Translations (approximately, roughly): մոտ (english: mot) (Armenian), al voltant de (Catalan), sobre (Catalan), vora (Catalan), jotakin (Finnish), jotakuinkin (Finnish), quelque (French), environ (French), ungefähr (German), etwa (German), um (German), περίπου (perípou) (Greek), के लगभग (ke lagbhag) (Hindi), mintegy (Hungarian), nagyjából (Hungarian), körülbelül (Hungarian), alii (Latin), kadiri ya (Ngazidja Comorian), omtrent (Norwegian), uns (Portuguese), mais ou menos (Portuguese), zhruba (Slovak), približne (Slovak), unos (Spanish)
The following are not (yet) sense-disambiguated
Categories: English determiners, English indefinite pronouns, English pronouns

Determiner

IPA: /sʌm/ [Received-Pronunciation], [sɐm] [Received-Pronunciation], /sʌm/ [General-American], [sɐm] [General-American], /sɐm/ [General-Australian, General-New-Zealand], [säm] [General-Australian, General-New-Zealand] enPR: sŭm Audio: en-us-some.ogg [US], LL-Q1860 (eng)-Back ache-some.wav
  1. A certain proportion of, at least two.
  2. An unspecified quantity or number of. Translations (unspecified quantity or number of): մի քիչ (mi kʿičʿ) (Armenian), մի քանի (mi kʿani) (Armenian), nishti (Aromanian), alguns [masculine, plural] (Catalan), algunes [feminine, plural] (Catalan), enige (Dutch), vähän (note: usually omitted) (Finnish), quelque (French), quelques [plural] (French), einige (German), welche (German), ein paar (German), λίγο (lígo) (Greek), néhány (Hungarian), pár (Hungarian), egypár (Hungarian), egynéhány (Hungarian), valahány (Hungarian), beberapa (Indonesian), qualque (Interlingua), alcuno (Italian), ន្តិចបន្តួច (bɑntəch bɑntuəch) (Khmer), aliqui (Latin), někotary (Lower Sorbian), łaʼ (Navajo), tchique (Norman), noen (Norwegian Bokmål), nokre (Norwegian Nynorsk), kilka [feminine, plural] (Polish), algum (Portuguese), niște (Romanian), (note: expressed by genitive case) (Russian), algunos [masculine, plural] (Spanish), algunas [feminine, plural] (Spanish), sababaraha (Sundanese), några (Swedish), lite (Swedish), en del (Swedish), چن گله‎ (can gəla) [Asalemi] (Talysh), ksa (Tocharian B), sampela (Tok Pisin), sacwants [feminine, masculine] (Walloon), sacwantès [feminine] (Walloon), des [feminine, masculine] (Walloon), kékes [feminine, masculine] (Walloon), kékès [feminine] (Walloon), rhai (Welsh), ay (Wolof), àwọn (Yoruba)
  3. An unspecified amount of (something uncountable). Translations (unspecified amount of): wat (Dutch), vähän (note: usually omitted) (Finnish), du (French), de la (French), etwas (German), λίγο (lígo) (Greek), némi (Hungarian), egy kis (Hungarian), egy kevés (Hungarian), valamennyi (Hungarian), valamelyes (Hungarian), បន្តិចបន្តួច (bɑntəch bɑntuəch) (Khmer), aliqui (Latin), litt (Norwegian), trochę (Polish), um pouco (Portuguese), (note: expressed by genitive case) (Russian), lite (Swedish), en del (Swedish), تیکه‌یی‎ (tikei) [Asalemi] (Talysh), sampela (Tok Pisin), do [masculine] (Walloon), del [feminine] (Walloon), ene miete di [feminine, masculine] (Walloon), on pô do [masculine] (Walloon), on pô del [feminine] (Walloon), peth (Welsh), 'n bitje (english: implies a little quantity) (Zealandic)
  4. A certain, an unspecified or unknown.
  5. A considerable quantity or number of; approximately.
  6. A remarkable. Tags: informal
The following are not (yet) sense-disambiguated
Categories: English determiners, English indefinite pronouns, English pronouns Synonyms: som [obsolete], som' [dialectal], sum [African-American-Vernacular-English] Derived forms: some kind of, some kinda, some old, somebody, someday, somehow, someone, something, sometime, sometimes, somewhat, somewhen, somewhence, somewhere, somewhither, somewhy Translations (certain proportion of): بَعْضٌ‎ (baʿḍun) [masculine] (Arabic), որոշ (oroš) (Armenian), bəzi (Azerbaijani), لہتے‎ (lahti, lahte) (Baluchi), အချို့ (a.hkyui.) (Burmese), တချို့ (ta.hkyui.) (Burmese), 一啲 (jat¹ dit¹) (Cantonese), algun (Catalan), ᎢᎦᏓ (igada) (Cherokee), sommige (Dutch), بعض‎ (baʿḍ) (Egyptian Arabic), jotkut (note: of people) (Finnish), jotkin (note: of things) (Finnish), certain (French), certains [plural] (French), des (French), einige (German), manche (German), μερικοί (merikoí) [masculine, plural] (Greek), μερικές (merikés) [feminine, plural] (Greek), μερικά (meriká) [neuter, plural] (Greek), कुछ (kuch) (Hindi), egyes (Hungarian), néhány (Hungarian), némely (Hungarian), némelyik (Hungarian), bizonyos (Hungarian), alcun (Interlingua), roinnt (Irish), alcuno (Italian), aliqui (Latin), alii (Latin), 一些 (yīxiē) (Mandarin), 幾個 [countable] (Mandarin), 几个 (jǐgè, jǐge) (Mandarin), łaʼ (Navajo), visse (Norwegian Bokmål), noen (Norwegian Bokmål), visse (Norwegian Nynorsk), nokre (Norwegian Nynorsk), niektórzy [masculine, plural] (Polish), niektóre [feminine, plural] (Polish), algum (Portuguese), не́сколько (néskolʹko) (Russian), немно́го (nemnógo) (Russian), sum (Scots), baadhi ya (Swahili), några (Swedish), en del (Swedish), บาง (baang) (Thai), sampela (Tok Pisin), bazı (Turkish), کچھ‎ (kuch) (Urdu), sacwants [feminine, masculine] (Walloon), sacwantès [feminine] (Walloon), rhai (Welsh), tay (Zazaki), sommige (Zealandic) Translations (certain, unspecified or unknown): մի (mi) (Armenian), ինչ-որ (inčʿ-or) (Armenian), hansısa (Azerbaijani), які́сьці (jakísʹci) (Belarusian), які́сь (jakísʹ) (Belarusian), не́йкі (njéjki) (Belarusian), які́-не́будзь (jakí-njébudzʹ) (Belarusian), некато́ры (njekatóry) (Belarusian), ня́какъв (njákakǎv) (Bulgarian), ня́кой (njákoj) (Bulgarian), nějaký (Czech), některý (Czech), ia (Esperanto), eräs (Finnish), joku (Finnish), jokin (Finnish), quelconque (French), irgendein (German), κάποιος (kápoios) (Greek), कोई (koī) (Hindi), कुछ (kuch) (Hindi), valamilyen (Hungarian), valamiféle (Hungarian), valami (Hungarian), egy bizonyos (Hungarian), beberapa (Indonesian), éigin (Irish), ある (aru) (Japanese), quidam (Latin), некој (nekoj) (Macedonian), 有的 (yǒu de) (Mandarin), nach (Old Irish), jakiś [masculine] (Polish), algum (Portuguese), um (Portuguese), како́й-то (kakój-to) (Russian), не́который (nékotoryj) (Russian), како́й-нибудь (kakój-nibudʹ) (Russian), не́кий (nékij) (english: a certain) (Russian), air choireigin (Scottish Gaelic), nejaký (Slovak), niektorý (Slovak), sababaraha (Sundanese), någon (Swedish), något (Swedish), sampela (Tok Pisin), bir (Turkish), яки́йсь (jakýjsʹ) (Ukrainian), котри́йсь (kotrýjsʹ) (Ukrainian), де́який (déjakyj) (Ukrainian), яки́й-небудь (jakýj-nebudʹ) (Ukrainian), کوئی‎ (koī) (Urdu), کچھ‎ (kuch) (Urdu), nào đó (Vietnamese), on [masculine] (Walloon), ene [feminine] (Walloon), rhyw (Welsh) Translations (considerable quantity or number of): joitakin (Finnish), einige (German), etliche (German), αρκετά (arketá) (Greek), jókora (Hungarian), (Hungarian), jó pár (Hungarian), jó néhány (Hungarian), beberapa (Indonesian), kilka [feminine, plural] (Polish), algum (Portuguese), не́сколько (néskolʹko) (Russian), sababaraha (Sundanese), sacwants [feminine, masculine] (Walloon), sacwantès [feminine] (Walloon), kékes [feminine, masculine] (Walloon), kékès [feminine] (Walloon), puzieurs [feminine, masculine] (Walloon), puzieurès [feminine] (Walloon), teney (Zazaki) Translations (informal: remarkable): aikamoinen (Finnish), melkoinen (Finnish), ám (Hungarian), aztán (Hungarian), micsoda (Hungarian), nem akármilyen (Hungarian), che (Italian), que (Portuguese), on fameus [masculine] (Walloon), ene fameuse [feminine] (Walloon)

Pronoun

IPA: /sʌm/ [Received-Pronunciation], [sɐm] [Received-Pronunciation], /sʌm/ [General-American], [sɐm] [General-American], /sɐm/ [General-Australian, General-New-Zealand], [säm] [General-Australian, General-New-Zealand] enPR: sŭm Audio: en-us-some.ogg [US], LL-Q1860 (eng)-Back ache-some.wav
  1. A certain number, at least two.
  2. An indefinite quantity. Synonyms (an indefinite quantity): a few
  3. An indefinite amount, a part.
The following are not (yet) sense-disambiguated
Categories: English determiners, English indefinite pronouns, English pronouns Synonyms: som [obsolete], som' [dialectal], sum [African-American-Vernacular-English] Translations (certain number): بَعْضٌ‎ (baʿḍun) [masculine] (Arabic), որոշ (oroš) (Armenian), ոմանք (omankʿ) (Armenian), bəzi (Azerbaijani), bəzilər (Azerbaijani), некато́ры (njekatóry) (Belarusian), একটু (ekṭu) (Bengali), algun [masculine] (Catalan), alguna [feminine] (Catalan), ekkoch (Chuukese), nějaký (Czech), calco (Dalmatian), eenige (Dutch), sommige (Dutch), sommigen (Dutch), jotkut (Finnish), muutamat (Finnish), eräät (Finnish), quelque [feminine, masculine] (French), quelques [plural] (French), algún [masculine] (Galician), einige (German), manche (German), enige (German Low German), enkelte (German Low German), enkele (German Low German), μερικοί (merikoí) [masculine, plural] (Greek), μερικές (merikés) [feminine, plural] (Greek), μερικά (meriká) [neuter, plural] (Greek), kahi poʻe (Hawaiian), kekahi poʻe (Hawaiian), egyesek [plural] (Hungarian), némelyek [plural] (Hungarian), néhányan (Hungarian), sum [neuter, plural] (Icelandic), sumar [feminine, plural] (Icelandic), sumir [masculine, plural] (Icelandic), beberapa (Indonesian), daoine [masculine, plural] (Irish), いくつか (ikutsuka) (Japanese), ある (Japanese), អ្នកខ្លះ (neak klah) (Khmer), 어떤 (eotteon) (Korean), quidam (Latin), einige [Paderbornisch] (Low German), 有的 (yǒude) (Mandarin), 一些 (yīxiē) (Mandarin), algun (Mirandese), visse [plural] (Norwegian), noen (Norwegian Bokmål), somme [plural] (Norwegian Nynorsk), nokon (Norwegian Nynorsk), algum [masculine] (Portuguese), не́который (nékotoryj) [masculine] (Russian), neki [masculine, plural] (Serbo-Croatian), neke [feminine, plural] (Serbo-Croatian), neka [neuter, plural] (Serbo-Croatian), alguno [masculine] (Spanish), sababaraha (Sundanese), vissa (Swedish), somliga (Swedish), en del (Swedish), may (Tagalog), mayroon (Tagalog), sampela (Tok Pisin), bazı (Turkish), kimi (Turkish), де́який (déjakyj) (Ukrainian), vài (Vietnamese), một vài (Vietnamese), một số (Vietnamese), mấy (Vietnamese), עטלעכע‎ (etlekhe) (Yiddish), tay (Zazaki), sommige (Zealandic) Translations (indefinite amount, part): بَعْض‎ (baʿḍ) [masculine] (Arabic), մի քիչ (mi kʿičʿ) (Armenian), biraz (Azerbaijani), тро́хі (tróxi) (Belarusian), একটু (ekṭu) (Bengali), tot de (Catalan), quelcom de (Catalan), algun (Catalan), jonkin verran (Finnish), joskus (english: some of the time) (Finnish), du [masculine] (French), de la [feminine] (French), des [plural] (French), etwas (German), wat (German Low German), λίγο (lígo) (Greek), कुछ (kuch) (Hindi), थोड़ा (thoṛā) (Hindi), valamennyi (Hungarian), egy kevés (Hungarian), egy kicsi (Hungarian), roinnt [feminine] (Irish), ábhar [masculine] (Irish), 一些 (yīxiē) (Mandarin), som [masculine] (Norwegian), litt (Norwegian), کمی‎ (kami) (Persian), trochę (Polish), um pouco de (Portuguese), немно́го (nemnógo) (Russian), sum (Scots), trochu (Slovak), algo [neuter] (Spanish), baadhi (Swahili), lite (Swedish), en del (Swedish), hap (Tok Pisin), тро́хи (tróxy) (Ukrainian), taynek (Zazaki), wat (Zealandic) Translations (indefinite quantity or number): بَعْض‎ (baʿḍ) [masculine] (Arabic), մի քանիսը (mi kʿanisə) (Armenian), bir neçə (Azerbaijani), не́калькі (njékalʹki) [plural] (Belarusian), тро́хі (tróxi) (Belarusian), একটু (ekṭu) (Bengali), တချို့ (ta.hkyui.) (Burmese), အချို့ (a.hkyui.) (Burmese), tot de (Catalan), alguns [masculine, plural] (Catalan), několik (Czech), trochu (Czech), nogle (Danish), iu (Esperanto), iuj [plural] (Esperanto), joitakin (Finnish), muutamia (Finnish), du [masculine] (French), de la [feminine] (French), des [plural] (French), ein paar (German), einige [plural] (German), einige [plural] (German), en poor (German Low German), enkelte (German Low German), wat (German Low German), enige (German Low German), μερικοί (merikoí) [masculine, plural] (Greek), μερικές (merikés) [feminine, plural] (Greek), μερικά (meriká) [neuter, plural] (Greek), थोड़ा (thoṛā) (Hindi), कुछ (kuch) (Hindi), कोई (koī) (Hindi), pár (Hungarian), néhány (Hungarian), valahány (Hungarian), egypár (Hungarian), egynéhány (Hungarian), beberapa (Indonesian), roinnt [feminine] (Irish), いくつか (ikutsuka) (Japanese), いくらか (ikuraka) (Japanese), (myeot) (Korean), 一些 (yīxiē) (Mandarin), ētahi (Maori), he (Maori), ehinu (Maori), noen (Norwegian Bokmål), nokre (Norwegian Nynorsk), trochę (Polish), kilka (Polish), alguns (Portuguese), немно́го (nemnógo) (Russian), не́сколько (néskolʹko) (Russian), дакілько (dakilʹko) (Rusyn), niekoľko (Slovak), trochu (Slovak), zopár (Slovak), unos [masculine, plural] (Spanish), unas [feminine, plural] (Spanish), sababaraha (Sundanese), baadhi (Swahili), några (Swedish), en del (Swedish), บาง (baang) (Thai), มั่ง (mâng) (Thai), sampela (Tok Pisin), кі́лька (kílʹka) (Ukrainian), тро́хи (tróxy) (Ukrainian), một ít (Vietnamese), àwọn (Yoruba), tayn (Zazaki), 'n paer (Zealandic)

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