sun·​dry | \ ˈsən-drē How to pronounce sundry (audio) \

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

Examples of sundry in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective As for the rest of you, this may be a good time to catch up on sundry errands, that growing reading list, or reaching out to someone special. Ed Silverman, STAT, "Pharmalittle: Combining antibiotics may cause resistance; Lilly moves into dermatitis market with $1.1 billion deal," 10 Jan. 2020 Cotton holds moisture, and moisture leads to chaffing, rashes, itchiness and sundry other malfunctions that can hamper a hunt. The Editors, Outdoor Life, "Let’s Be Brief: The Ultimate Outdoorsman Underwear," 19 Nov. 2019 Pickens, in short, pleads for mercy from Washington in his letter, while Livingston offers sundry particulars of what went awry. al, "Alabama’s mortifying miscount of 1820 Census; and the tally is still wrong," 28 Dec. 2019 Strikes were common and there were episodic shortages of sundry items. Edward Lotterman, Twin Cities, "Real World Economics: Paul Volcker — the right man for his times," 15 Dec. 2019 Padmé spends the movie in sundry rooftop apartments, one of which even has a snazzy parking space for her secret husband’s speeder jet. Darren Franich,, "Revenge of the Sith," 3 Dec. 2019 While in college, Bill performed financial work for his fraternity that was helpful in paying sundry expenses at that time., "Charles William Schick," 12 Dec. 2019 Picture bins of baby bok choy, shrimp balls, pumpkin slices, sundry noodles and … is that Spam? Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, "Cold-weather comforts: 5 restaurants that are easy to warm up to," 11 Dec. 2019 But depression, with its sundry expressions, was wilier than that. Mathina Calliope, Longreads, "The Backcountry Prescription Experiment," 3 Dec. 2019

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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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The first known use of sundry was in the 14th century

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15 Jan 2020

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“Sundry.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 17 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of sundry

formal : made up of different things


sun·​dry | \ ˈsən-drē How to pronounce sundry (audio) \

Kids Definition of sundry

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

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