Main definitions of -some in English

: -some1-some2-some3

-some1

suffix

  • 1Forming adjectives meaning.

    1. 1.1 Productive of.
      ‘loathsome’
    2. 1.2 Characterized by being.
      ‘wholesome’
  • 2

    1. 2.1 Apt to.
      ‘tiresome’

Origin

Old English -sum.

Pronunciation

-some

/səm/

Main definitions of -some in English

: -some1-some2-some3

-some2

suffix

  • (forming nouns) denoting a group of a specified number.

    ‘foursome’

Origin

Old English sum ‘some’.

Pronunciation

-some

/səm/

Main definitions of -some in English

: -some1-some2-some3

-some3

suffix

  • Denoting a portion of a body, especially a particle of a cell.

    ‘chromosome’

Origin

From Greek sōma ‘body’.

Pronunciation

-some

/səʊm/