(Som"ber, Som"bre), v. t. To make somber, or dark; to make shady. [R.]
(Som"ber, Som"bre), n. Gloom; obscurity; duskiness; somberness. [Obs.]
(Som"ber*ly, Som"bre*ly), adv. In a somber manner; sombrously; gloomily; despondingly.
(Som"ber*ness, Som"bre*ness), n. The quality or state of being somber; gloominess.
(||Som*bre"ro) n. [Sp., from sombra shade. See Sombre.] A kind of broad-brimmed hat,
worn in Spain and in Spanish America. Marryat.
(Som"brous) a. [Cf. Sp. sombroso.] Gloomy; somber. "Tall and sombrous pines." Longfellow.
Som"brous*ly, adv. Som"brous*ness, n.
(-some) A combining form or suffix from Gr. sw^ma (gen. sw`matos) the body; as in merosome,
a body segment; cephalosome, etc.
(-some) [AS. -sum; akin to G. & OHG. -sam, Icel. samr, Goth. lustusams longed for. See Same,
a., and cf. Some, a.] 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.
(Some) a. [OE. som, sum, AS. sum; akin to OS., OFries., & OHG. sum, OD. som, D. sommig,
Icel. sumr, Dan. somme Sw. somlige Goth. sums, and E. same. &radic191. See Same, a., and
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." Mrs. Barbauld.
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." Shak.
On its outer point, some miles away.Longfellow.
The lighthouse lifts its massive masonry.
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.