sun·​dry | \ ˈsən-drē \

Definition of sundry

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: miscellaneous, various sundry articles

Definition of sundry (Entry 2 of 2)

: an indeterminate number recommended for reading by all and sundry— Edward Huberman

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There are at least 85 such sundry shops in an area spanning just a little more than 7.4 square miles. Marek Mazurek,, "In Lawrence, bodegas now carry healthier options," 9 July 2018 Now in its 65th year, the Old Mission Beach Athletic Club’s annual Over-the-Line beach-softball blowout has a longstanding reputation for inviting all and sundry for a walk on the bawdy side. Karla Peterson,, "Over-the-Line's Miss Emerson Contest isn't what you think it is," 13 July 2018 On one side is music from the Faenza Codex of around 1420, a collection of transcriptions of sundry vocal compositions that is one of the earliest repositories of keyboard music. Joshua Kosman,, "CD review: ‘Codex’ by Bruce Brubaker," 11 July 2018 Sacramento's sundry restrictions on recyclables are the result of a chain reaction stretching from China to Northern California, as The Sacramento Bee reported in March. Jordan Cutler-tietjen, sacbee, "Do you take recycling seriously? Here's how Sacramento's waste rules are changing," 10 July 2018 Nike has the perfect solution for your sundry-carrying woes: Fanny pack slides. Megan Mccluskey, Time, "Nike Wants Fanny Pack Pool Slides to Be the Shoe of the Summer," 31 May 2018 The summer garden gala is a tradition prized as a rare opportunity for thousands of ordinary Brits to mingle with various and sundry royals in the beautiful palace gardens, as a reward for their charity work or achievements. Maria Puente, USA TODAY, "Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan beam at first post-royal wedding appearance," 22 May 2018 In addition there is a small grocery and sundry section, ready-to-heat meals, meal kits, beer and wine and a few shelves of Amazon-logo gear aimed at tourists. Elizabeth Weise, USA TODAY, "Amazon's checkout-free Amazon Go stores coming to San Francisco and Chicago," 14 May 2018 Meanwhile, a sundry of pink jerseys converged on him from the sideline. Carter Karels, San Antonio Express-News, "SOC: Fresno FC at San Antonio FC 5-6," 5 May 2018

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First Known Use of sundry


14th century, in the meaning defined above

Pronoun, plural in construction

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sundry


Middle English, different for each, from Old English syndrig, from sundor apart — more at sunder

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English Language Learners Definition of sundry

formal : made up of different things


sun·​dry | \ ˈsən-drē \

Kids Definition of sundry

: more than one or two : various We disagreed for sundry reasons.

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