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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 some /ˈsʌm, ||/
 (a.)一些,有些;某一個 一些,幾個(ad.)大約,約摸

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Some a.
 1. Consisting of a greater or less portion or sum; composed of a quantity or number which is not stated; -- used to express an indefinite quantity or number; as, some wine; some water; some persons.  Used also pronominally; as, I have some.
    Some theoretical writers allege that there was a time when there was no such thing as society.   --Blackstone.
 2. A certain; one; -- indicating a person, thing, event, etc., as not known individually, or designated more specifically; as, some man, that is, some one man. Some brighter clime.”
    Some man praiseth his neighbor by a wicked intent.   --Chaucer.
    Most gentlemen of property, at some period or other of their lives, are ambitious of representing their county in Parliament.   --Blackstone.
 3. Not much; a little; moderate; as, the censure was to some extent just.
 4. About; near; more or less; -- used commonly with numerals, but formerly also with a singular substantive of time or distance; as, a village of some eighty houses; some two or three persons; some hour hence.
    The number slain on the rebel's part were some two thousand.   --Bacon.
 5. Considerable in number or quantity. “Bore us some leagues to sea.”
 On its outer point, some miles away.
 The lighthouse lifts its massive masonry.   --Longfellow.
 6. Certain; those of one part or portion; -- in distinction from other or others; as, some men believe one thing, and others another.
    Some [seeds] fell among thorns; . . . but other fell into good ground.   --Matt. xiii. 7, 8.
 7. A part; a portion; -- used pronominally, and followed sometimes by of; as, some of our provisions.
 Your edicts some reclaim from sins,
 But most your life and blest example wins.   --Dryden.
 All and some, one and all. See under All, adv. [Obs.]
 Note:The illiterate in the United States and Scotland often use some as an adverb, instead of somewhat, or an equivalent expression; as, I am some tired; he is some better; it rains some, etc.
 Some . . . some, one part . . . another part; these . . . those; -- used distributively.
 Some to the shores do fly,
 Some to the woods, or whither fear advised.   --Daniel.
 Note:Formerly used also of single persons or things: this one . . . that one; one . . . another.
    Some in his bed, some in the deep sea.   --Chaucer.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: quantifier; used with either mass nouns or plural count
             nouns to indicate an unspecified number or quantity;
             "have some milk"; "some roses were still blooming";
             "having some friends over"; "some apples"; "some
             paper" [syn: some(a)] [ant: no(a), all(a)]
      2: unknown or unspecified; "some lunatic drove into my car";
         "some man telephoned while you were out"; "some day my
         prince will come"; "some enchanted evening" [syn: some(a)]
      3: relatively many but unspecified in number; "they were here
         for some weeks"; "we did not meet again for some years"
         [syn: some(a)]
      4: remarkable; "that was some party"; "she is some skier"
      5: relatively much but unspecified in amount or extent; "we
         talked for some time"; "he was still some distance away"
         [syn: some(a)]
      adv : (of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct;
            "lasted approximately an hour"; "in just about a
            minute"; "he's about 30 years old"; "I've had about all
            I can stand"; "we meet about once a month"; "some forty
            people came"; "weighs around a hundred pounds";
            "roughly $3,000"; "holds 3 gallons, more or less"; "20
            or so people were at the party" [syn: approximately,
            about, close to, just about, roughly, more or
            less, around, or so]