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 Folks' willingness to keep opening their wallets while the dining tabs and tallies at the checkout counters keep rising is greatly aiding Pepsi, as well as sundry CPG titans. Shawn Tully, Fortune, 13 Oct. 2021 All those currents pulse through Expensive Pain, Meek Mill’s fifth album (not counting sundry mixtapes and a handful of EPs). Mosi Reeves, Rolling Stone, 4 Oct. 2021 The Ashanga family headed for Manchuria, a settlement of 300 people three days upriver via the mighty Amazon and sundry feeder waterways. Los Angeles Times, 5 Aug. 2021 The Ashanga family headed for Manchuria, a settlement of 300 people three days upriver via the mighty Amazon and sundry feeder waterways. Los Angeles Times, 5 Aug. 2021 Fines for breaching these and sundry subsidiary restrictions range from $1,300 to $15,000 (U.S. dollars). Gideon Rozner, National Review, 7 Sep. 2021 The Ashanga family headed for Manchuria, a settlement of 300 people three days upriver via the mighty Amazon and sundry feeder waterways. Los Angeles Times, 5 Aug. 2021 The Ashanga family headed for Manchuria, a settlement of 300 people three days upriver via the mighty Amazon and sundry feeder waterways. Los Angeles Times, 5 Aug. 2021 The Ashanga family headed for Manchuria, a settlement of 300 people three days upriver via the mighty Amazon and sundry feeder waterways. Los Angeles Times, 5 Aug. 2021

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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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14 Oct 2021

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“Sundry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sundry. Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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sundry

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of sundry

: 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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