Such definition

sŭch
Very; especially.

She has been in such poor health lately.

adverb
14
2
Someone or something implied or indicated.

Such are the fortunes of war.

pronoun
10
2
To so great a degree; so.

Such good news.

adverb
7
1
Certain but not specified; whatever.

At such time as you go.

adjective
6
0
The person or thing mentioned or implied.

Such was her nature.

pronoun
5
2
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To so extreme a degree; so.

Such beautiful flowers; such a funny character.

adverb
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0
Used as an intensifier; roughly equivalent to very much of.

The party was such a bore.

determiner
1
0
Other persons or things of the kind mentioned.

A buffet of soup, appetizers, and such.

pronoun
1
1
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.

adjective
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Of this kind.

A single parent, one of many such people in the neighborhood.

adjective
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0
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Of a degree or quality indicated.

Their anxiety was such that they could not sleep.

adjective
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Of so extreme a degree or quality.

Never dreamed of such wealth.

adjective
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0
Similar things or people; the like.

Pins, needles, and such.

pronoun
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Such a person or persons or thing or things.

Was the mayor and as such presided over the council; expected difficulties, and such occurred.

pronoun
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0
Itself alone or within itself.

Money as such will seldom bring total happiness.

pronoun
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0
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Of the kind mentioned or implied.

A man such as his father.

adjective
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Of the same or a similar kind; like.

Pens, pencils, crayons, and such supplies.

adjective
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(demonstrative) Like this, that, these, those; used to make a comparison with something implied by context.

I've never seen such clouds in the sky before. Such is life.

determiner
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(particularly used in formal documents) Any.

The above address or at such other address as may notify.

determiner
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0
A person, a thing, people, or things like the one or ones already mentioned.
pronoun
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0
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pronoun
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Of a kind specified or implied.

A boy such as yourself.

adjective
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1
So extreme, so much, so great, etc.

Embarrassed by such praise.

adjective
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1
such as
  • For example:
    Rodents such as field mice and voles.
idiom
1
1
as such
  • as being what is indicated or suggested
  • in itself
    A name, as such, means nothing.
idiom
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0
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such as
  • for example
  • like or similar to (something specified)
idiom
3
0
such as it is (or was, etc.)
  • being the kind it is (or was, etc.)
idiom
3
0
such that
  • in such a way that
    Divided such that each subgroup had at least 3 members.
idiom
3
0

Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

such as it is (<i>or</i> was, <i>etc.</i>)

Origin of such

  • Middle English from Old English swylc swo- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English such, swuch, swulch, from Old English swylc, swilc, swelc (“such"), from Proto-Germanic *swalÄ«kaz (“so formed, so like"), equivalent to so +"Ž -like. Cognate with Scots swilk, sic, sik (“such"), West Frisian suk, sok (“such"), Dutch zulk (“such"), Low German sölk, sulk, suk (“such"), German solch (“such"), Danish slig (“like that, such"), Swedish slik (“such"), Icelandic slíkur (“such"). More at so, like.

    From Wiktionary