Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n.pl. Articles too small or numerous to be specified; miscellaneous items.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Plural form of sundry.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n.pl. Many different or small things; sundry things.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Various small things, or miscellaneous matters, too minute or numerous to be individually specified: a comprehensive term used for brevity, especially in accounts.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. miscellaneous objects too numerous or too small to be specified

Etymologies

From sundry.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • They landed, however, the consignments of goods intended for the speculative merchant, who had started in business in what he called sundries; two great chests for the young doctor, who had begun life where he had no patients, and passed his time in fishing; and sundry huge packages intended for a gentleman who had taken up land just outside the town, as it was called, where he meant to start sugar-planting.

    The Dingo Boys The Squatters of Wallaby Range

  • Crucial to me is that the richest flavours of remembrance need the BBC box to be full of Oz commentators' ripe vernacular as the ball hits "the pickets", not the boundary fence; that extras are always "sundries"; and that the scorecard numbering is forever eccentrically reversed, as in that inaugural score back in 1946 when it was eight for 659 and not the other way around.

    How the warm glow of the old wireless stoked the Ashes fire

  • In all it amounted to £75 4s 5d, including not just rent and a half share of the wines and spirits bill, but four guineas for the doctors, 3s for coach hire and even 6s 6d for "sundries" (Brown to Dilke, 2 May 1826 [Stillinger 250-251]).

    New Letters from Charles Brown to Joseph Severn

  • The bill which was settled by George amounted to £75 4s 5d and included "sundries" of 6s 6d (Stillinger 249-251).

    New Letters from Charles Brown to Joseph Severn

  • The amounts paid should be reflected in any financial statements, and not hidden under some "sundries" heading.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • We are receiving no canned goods from Bulgaria at this time or many other things such as sundries and nicknacks.

    `Highlights' of 7th ANPP Assembly

  • It is now covered by the 'sundries' item, but I'll have the receipts to show, all right.

    Brewster`s Millions

  • -- This item marked 'sundries' was DRY goods, I suppose?

    The Outlet

  • Later the names gradually lost sharpness of outline, and eventually faded into "sundries," thus becoming entirely -- but safely -- undescriptive.

    The $30,000 Bequest and Other Stories

  • In Adelaide the scoreboard has 'sundries' in yellow.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

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