being an undetermined or unspecified one:
Some person may object.
(used with plural nouns) certain:
Some days I stay home.
of a certain unspecified number, amount, degree, etc.:
to some extent.
unspecified but considerable in number, amount, degree, etc.:
We talked for some time. He was here some weeks.
Informal. of impressive or remarkable quality, consequence, extent, etc.:
That was some storm.
certain persons, individuals, instances, etc., not specified:
Some think he is dead.
an unspecified number, amount, etc., as distinguished from the rest or in addition:
He paid a thousand dollars and then some.
(used with numerals and with words expressing degree, extent, etc.) approximately; about:
Some 300 were present.
Informal. to some degree or extent; somewhat:
I like baseball some. She is feeling some better today.
Informal. to a great degree or extent; considerably:
That’s going some.
a native English suffix formerly used in the formation of adjectives:
a collective suffix used with numerals:
a combining form meaning “body,” used in the formation of compound words:
(a) certain unknown or unspecified: some lunatic drove into my car, some people never learn
(as pronoun; functioning as sing or plural): some can teach and others can’t
an unknown or unspecified quantity or amount of: there’s some rice on the table, he owns some horses
(as pronoun; functioning as sing or plural): we’ll buy some
a considerable number or amount of: he lived some years afterwards
a little: show him some respect
(usually stressed) (informal) an impressive or remarkable: that was some game!
a certain amount (more) (in the phrases some more and (informal) and then some)
about; approximately: he owes me some thirty pounds
(US, not standard) to a certain degree or extent: I guess I like him some
characterized by; tending to: awesome, tiresome
indicating a group of a specified number of members: threesome
a body: chromosome
pronoun 1. some person. noun, plural somebodies. 2. a person of some note or importance. pronoun 1. some person; someone noun (pl) -bodies 2. a person of greater importance than others: he seems to be somebody in this town so long
- Somebody up there loves me
I am having very good luck right now; also, someone with influence is favoring me. For example, I won $40 on that horse—somebody up there loves me, or I don’t know how I got that great assignment; somebody up there loves me. This idiom, generally used half-jokingly, alludes either to heavenly intervention or to the […]
adverb, Archaic. 1. somewhat.
adverb 1. in some way not specified, apparent, or known. Idioms 2. somehow or other, in an undetermined way; by any means possible: She was determined to finish college somehow or other. adverb 1. in some unspecified way 2. Also somehow or other. by any means that are necessary see under or other