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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 -some /ˌsom/ 名詞 複合詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 -some A combining form or suffix from Gr. sw^ma (gen. sw`matos) the body; as in merosome, a body segment; cephalosome, etc.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 -some  An adjective suffix having primarily the sense of like or same, and indicating a considerable degree of the thing or quality denoted in the first part of the compound; as in mettlesome, full of mettle or spirit; gladsome, full of gladness; winsome, blithesome, etc.

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]