sundry

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

Definition of sundry

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: including many things of different kinds : miscellaneous, various sundry items/articles The interior was padded and crammed with little pockets and nets for hatboxes and sundry possessions.— Graham Robb Served up with these, were sundry greens, —lichens, mosses, ferns, and fungi.— Herman Melville It's not just books on sale anymore—it's CD's, DVD's, greeting cards, stationery, sundry gifts, coffee and baked goods …— Charles Taylor … to protect us from colds, broken crockery, and the sundry inconveniences of a royal household.— Gail Carson Levine At the same time the populace, reading the news items of his doings and hearing him speak on various and sundry occasions, conceived a great fancy for him.— Theodore Dreiser

Definition of sundry (Entry 2 of 2)

: an indeterminate number usually used in the phrase all and sundry to mean "everyone" Whenever a crowd gathered, as it did at every stop, we interrogated all and sundry about the events of 1943.— Samuel Eliot MorisonCluny lashed out at all and sundry with his tail, foaming at the mouth and cursing wildly …— Brian Jacques — compare sundries

Examples of sundry in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective In her 39 years, she's attended more Electric Daisy Carnivals, Burning Mans and other sundry raves than most artists on Spotify's Mint playlist. Katie Bain, Billboard, "20 Questions With Paris Hilton: Yes, She's Still a DJ. Deal With It," 7 Oct. 2020 Various members of her family, including the iPride students, assisted with sundry aspects of the presentation. Chris M. Worrell, cleveland, "Independence Local Schools’ iPride Academy continues to find creative ways to make connections," 4 Dec. 2020 But sundry online gambling sites in Europe are offering lines on the contest for the White House. Shawn Tully, Fortune, "Can Trump close the gap and win in November? Here’s what data from betting sites suggests," 20 Oct. 2020 The electronic music community has responded rather deftly to the pandemic, taking its music, conferences, festivals and other sundry parties online since quarantine began in March. Katie Bain, Billboard, "A Bunch of DJs Are Doing a Virtual Bike Ride For Charity: See Who's Spinning," 8 Oct. 2020 This put him publicly on the side of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who wants to spend $2.2 trillion more on all and sundry federal programs. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "The Fiscal Federal Reserve," 7 Oct. 2020 After his divorce Freddy avoided spending much time with his children, and took to collecting sundry reptiles. Anne Diebel, The New York Review of Books, "Trumps on the Couch," 8 Sep. 2020 Socrates, a world-class converser, would surely disapprove of email and Slack and the sundry other methods that pass for communication in the 21st century. Eric Weiner, Fortune, "The business advice Socrates would give if he wrote a management book today," 25 Aug. 2020 Buckley was clear about one thing; namely, that Sony not be allowed access to his sundry demo and studio recordings. Tom Maxwell, Longreads, "Shelved: Jeff Buckley’s Sketches for My Sweetheart the Drunk," 10 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of sundry

Adjective

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Pronoun, plural in construction

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sundry

Adjective

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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“Sundry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sundry. Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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sundry

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of sundry

formal : made up of different things

sundry

adjective
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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