sundry
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, different for each, from Old English syndrig, from sundor apart — more at sunder Date: 13th century miscellaneous, various <
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II. pronoun, plural in construction Date: 15th century an indeterminate number <
recommended for reading by all and sundry — Edward Huberman
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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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