Sundry

  • 1 Sundry — Sun dry, a. [OE. sundry, sondry, AS. syndrig, fr. sundor asunder. See {Sunder}, v. t.] 1. Several; divers; more than one or two; various. Sundry wines. Chaucer. Sundry weighty reasons. Shak. [1913 Webster] With many a sound of sundry melody.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 sundry — [sun′drē] adj. [ME sundri < OE syndrig, separate < sundor, apart: see SUNDER & Y2] various; miscellaneous; divers [sundry items of clothing] pron. [with pl. v.] sundry persons or things: used mainly in the phrase all and sundry, everybody;… …

    English World dictionary

  • 3 sundry — UK US /ˈsʌndri/ adjective [before noun] ► of different types, and not important enough to list: »Interest and other sundry income decreased by $3,750 from last year s comparable period. »The hotel sent a bill for food, drinks, room service,… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 4 sundry — O.E. syndrig separate, apart, special, related to sundor separately (see SUNDER (Cf. sunder)). Phrase all and sundry first recorded 1389; sundries odds and ends is first found 1755 …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 sundry — index composite, diverse, manifold, miscellaneous, multiple, several (plural) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton …

    Law dictionary

  • 6 sundry — *many, several, various, divers, numerous, multifarious Analogous words: *different, disparate, diverse, divergent: *distinct, separate: individual, distinctive, peculiar (see CHARACTERISTIC) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 sundry — [adj] miscellaneous assorted, different, divers, manifold, many, quite a few, several, some, varied, various; concepts 564,772 Ant. dissimilar, individual, single, singular …

    New thesaurus

  • 8 sundry — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ of various kinds. ► NOUN (pl. sundries) (sundries) ▪ various items not important enough be mentioned individually. ORIGIN Old English, «distinct, separate» …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 sundry — [[t]sʌ̱ndri[/t]] 1) ADJ: ADJ n If someone refers to sundry people or things, they are referring to several people or things that are all different from each other. [FORMAL] Scientists, business people, and sundry others gathered on Monday for the …

    English dictionary

  • 10 sundry — sun|dry [ sʌndri ] adjective FORMAL sundry things or people are all different from each other and cannot be described as a group: posters, T shirts, plates, and sundry other items all and sundry OLD FASHIONED everyone, not just the particular… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 11 sundry — sundrily, adv. sundriness, n. /sun dree/, adj. 1. various or diverse: sundry persons. 2. all and sundry, everybody, collectively and individually: Free samples were given to all and sundry. [bef. 900; ME; OE syndrig private, separate, equiv. to… …

    Universalium

  • 12 sundry — sun|dry [ˈsʌndri] adj [only before noun] [: Old English; Origin: syndrig different for each ] 1.) all and sundry everyone, not just a few carefully chosen people ▪ I don t want you telling our private business to all and sundry. 2.) formal not… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 sundry — adjective (only before noun) formal 1 all and sundry everyone, not just a few carefully chosen people: In the 80s the economy was booming and banks dished out loans to all and sundry. 2 not similar enough to form a group; various: pens, books,… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 sundry — UK [ˈsʌndrɪ] / US adjective formal sundry things or people are all different from each other and cannot be described as a group posters, T shirts, plates, and sundry other items • all and sundry …

    English dictionary

  • 15 sundry — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, different for each, from Old English syndrig, from sundor apart more at sunder Date: 13th century miscellaneous, various < sundry articles > II. pronoun, plural in construction Date: 15th century an… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 16 sundry — [ˈsʌndri] adj formal sundry things or people are all different from each other and cannot be described as a group • all and sundry everyone[/ex] …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 17 sundry — sun•dry [[t]ˈsʌn dri[/t]] adj. 1) various or diverse 2) idi all and sundry, everybody, collectively and individually: gave free samples to all and sundry[/ex] Idiom. Etymology: bef. 900; OE syndrig separate, der. (with ig y I) of sundor apart,… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 18 sundry — /ˈsʌndri / (say sundree) adjective 1. various or divers: sundry persons. –noun (plural sundries) 2. Cricket (usually plural) a score or run not made by hitting the ball with the bat, as a bye or a wide; an extra. –phrase 3. all and sundry,… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 19 sundry — 1. adjective /ˈsʌn.dɹi/ various, miscellaneous 2. noun /ˈsʌn.dɹi/ In Australia, an extra. See Also: all and sundry …

    Wiktionary

  • 20 sundry — Synonyms and related words: all and sundry, assorted, different, divers, diverse, diversified, heterogeneous, legion, many, many and various, miscellaneous, mixed, multifarious, multitudinal, multitudinous, numerous, of all sorts, populous, quite …

    Moby Thesaurus