Being an unspecified number or quantity: Some people came into the room. Would you like some sugar? Being a portion or an unspecified number or quantity of a whole or group: He likes some modern sculpture but not all. Being a considerable number or quantity: She has been directing films for some years now. Unknown or unspecified by name: Some man called. Logic Being part and perhaps all of a class. Informal Remarkable: She is some skier. An indefinite or unspecified number or portion: We took some of the books to the auction. See Usage Note at every. An indefinite additional quantity: did the assigned work and then some. Approximately; about: Some 40 people attended the rally. Informal Somewhat: some tired.