How to use
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?
and then some
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.'
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Advanced Learner's Dictionary.
Dictionary results for "some"
Dictionary pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
Click on any of the pictures above to find out what it is called.
Explore our topic dictionary
Advertising and Marketing
Illness and Disability
Browse the dictionary
Some Like It Hot
Copyright and legal