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Sundry definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SUN'DRY, a. Several; divers; more than one or two. [This word, like several, is indefinite; but it usually signifies a small number, sometimes many.]
I have composed sundry collects.
Sundry foes the rural realm surround.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: consisting of a haphazard assortment of different kinds; "an arrangement of assorted spring flowers"; "assorted sizes"; "miscellaneous accessories"; "a mixed program of baroque and contemporary music"; "a motley crew"; "sundry sciences commonly known as social"- I.A.Richards [syn: assorted, miscellaneous, mixed, motley, sundry]

Merriam Webster's

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 indeterminate number <recommended for reading by all and sundry Edward Huberman>

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. & n. --adj. various; several (sundry items). --n. (pl. -ies) 1 (in pl.) items or oddments not mentioned individually. 2 Austral. Cricket = EXTRA n. 5. Etymology: OE syndrig separate, rel. to SUNDER

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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. With many a sound of sundry melody. --Chaucer. Sundry foes the rural realm surround. --Dryden. 2. Separate; diverse. [Obs.] Every church almost had the Bible of a sundry translation. --Coleridge. All and sundry, all collectively, and each separately.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

1. 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 official opening... ADJ: ADJ n 2. All and sundry means everyone. He was well known to all and sundry. PHRASE: usu prep PHR

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. Several, divers, various, more than one or two, not a great many.

Moby Thesaurus

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 a few, several, some, upwards of, varied, various, voluminous

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