such


such
such [such]
adj.
[ME suche < OE swilc, swelc, akin to Ger solch, Goth swaleiks < PGmc * swalika-: for components see SO1 & LIKE1]
1.
a) of the kind mentioned or implied [a man such as his father]
b) of the same or a similar kind; like [pens, pencils, crayons, and such supplies]
2. certain but not specified; whatever [at such time as you go]
3. so extreme, so much, so great, etc.: used, according to the context, for emphasis [embarrassed by such praise]: Such is a term of comparison, although that with which comparison is made is not always expressed; when it is expressed, as or that is used as a correlative with such (Ex: such love as his is seldom experienced) Such is not preceded by an article, although the article may occur between it and the noun it modifies (Ex.: such a fool!)
adv.
to so great a degree; so [such good news]
pron.
1. such a person (or persons) or thing (or things) [such as live by the sword]
2. the person or thing mentioned or implied [such was her nature]
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as such
1. as being what is indicated or suggested
2. in itself [a name, as such, means nothing]
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such as
1. for example
2. like or similar to (something specified)
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such as it is or such as it was
being the kind it is (or was, etc.): used in referring to something in either an apologetic or a derogatory way

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  • Such — Such, a. [OE. such, sich, sech, sik, swich, swilch, swulch, swilc, swulc, AS. swelc, swilc, swylc; akin to OFries. selik, D. zulk, OS. sulic, OHG. sulih, solih, G. solch, Icel. sl[=i]kr, OSw. salik, Sw. slik, Dan. slig, Goth. swaleiks; originally …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • such as it is — Just as it appears or is presented, not being any better or worse than most others of its kind; being average or mediocre. * /This pie, such as it is, is the best I can make./ * /Jane told her grandmother her grades, such as they were./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • such as it is — Just as it appears or is presented, not being any better or worse than most others of its kind; being average or mediocre. * /This pie, such as it is, is the best I can make./ * /Jane told her grandmother her grades, such as they were./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • such — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Old English swilc; akin to Old High German sulīh such, Old English swā so, gelīk like more at so, like Date: before 12th century 1. a. of a kind or character to be indicated or suggested < a bag such… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • such as — {conj.} 1. Of a kind or amount shown or named; of a kind like. * /The explorer took only such men and things as he really needed into the jungle with him./ * /They felt such heat in the jungle as they had never felt before./ * /Many different… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • such as — {conj.} 1. Of a kind or amount shown or named; of a kind like. * /The explorer took only such men and things as he really needed into the jungle with him./ * /They felt such heat in the jungle as they had never felt before./ * /Many different… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Such and such — Such Such, a. [OE. such, sich, sech, sik, swich, swilch, swulch, swilc, swulc, AS. swelc, swilc, swylc; akin to OFries. selik, D. zulk, OS. sulic, OHG. sulih, solih, G. solch, Icel. sl[=i]kr, OSw. salik, Sw. slik, Dan. slig, Goth. swaleiks;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Such character — Such Such, a. [OE. such, sich, sech, sik, swich, swilch, swulch, swilc, swulc, AS. swelc, swilc, swylc; akin to OFries. selik, D. zulk, OS. sulic, OHG. sulih, solih, G. solch, Icel. sl[=i]kr, OSw. salik, Sw. slik, Dan. slig, Goth. swaleiks;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Such like — Such Such, a. [OE. such, sich, sech, sik, swich, swilch, swulch, swilc, swulc, AS. swelc, swilc, swylc; akin to OFries. selik, D. zulk, OS. sulic, OHG. sulih, solih, G. solch, Icel. sl[=i]kr, OSw. salik, Sw. slik, Dan. slig, Goth. swaleiks;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Such or such — Such Such, a. [OE. such, sich, sech, sik, swich, swilch, swulch, swilc, swulc, AS. swelc, swilc, swylc; akin to OFries. selik, D. zulk, OS. sulic, OHG. sulih, solih, G. solch, Icel. sl[=i]kr, OSw. salik, Sw. slik, Dan. slig, Goth. swaleiks;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Such, Such Were the Joys — is a long autobiographical essay by English writer George Orwell, written in the 1940 s, but not published until 1952, after the author s death. It tells a story based on Orwell s experiences, between the ages of eight and thirteen in the years… …   Wikipedia


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