- The definition of such is the same or as already mentioned.
- An example of such used as an adjective is the phrase a beautiful woman such as her mother.
- An example of such used as an adjective is the phrase apples, oranges and such fruits.
such definition by Webster's New World
- of the kind mentioned or implied: a man such as his father
- of the same or a similar kind; like: pens, pencils, crayons, and such supplies
- certain but not specified; whatever: at such time as you go
- so extreme, so much, so great, etc.: used, according to the context, for emphasis: embarrassed by such praise
Origin: Middle English suche ; from Old English swilc, swelc, akin to German solch, Gothic swaleiks ; from Proto-Germanic an unverified form swalika-: for components see so and amp; like
- such a person (or persons) or thing (or things): such as live by the sword
- the person or thing mentioned or implied: such was her nature
such definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- a. Of this kind: a single parent, one of many such people in the neighborhood.b. Of a kind specified or implied: a boy such as yourself.
- a. Of a degree or quality indicated: Their anxiety was such that they could not sleep.b. Of so extreme a degree or quality: never dreamed of such wealth.
- To so extreme a degree; so: such beautiful flowers; such a funny character.
- Very; especially: She has been in such poor health lately.
- a. Such a person or persons or thing or things: was the mayor and as such presided over the council; expected difficulties, and such occurred.b. Itself alone or within itself: Money as such will seldom bring total happiness.
- Someone or something implied or indicated: Such are the fortunes of war.
- Similar things or people; the like: pins, needles, and such.
Origin: Middle English, from Old English swylc; see swo- in Indo-European roots.Usage Note: The adjective such is often followed by that when such is used to mean “of a degree or quality indicated,” as in the sentence The demand of Feinberg's specialized services is such that he commands around $200,000 a month when he gets involved in a case. This example is acceptable to 87 percent of the Usage Panel. • The Panel does not, however, find the phrase such that to be an acceptable replacement for so that or in such a way that. A mere 12 percent approve of this usage in the sentence The products are packaged such that users can pick the components they need and add capabilities over time.
such - Phrases/Idioms
- as being what is indicated or suggested
- in itself a name, as such, means nothing
- for example
- like or similar to (something specified)
such as it is (or was, etc.)