a number of people or things or an amount of something, when the exact number or amount is not stated:
I've just made a pot of coffee. Would you like some?
'Do you know where the screws are?' 'There are some in the garage.'
a number of people or things or an amount of something, but not all:
Many local businesses are having difficulties, and some have even gone bankrupt.
Some say it was an accident, but I don't believe it.
Many of the exhibits were damaged in the fire, and some were totally destroyed.
Some of his jokes were very rude.
Can I have some of your cake?
3 spoken informal
used to say that the actual amount is probably a lot more than what someone has just said:
'They say he earns $2.5 million a season.' 'And then some.'