American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Various; miscellaneous: a purse containing keys, wallet, and sundry items.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Separate; distinct; diverse.
- Individual; one for each.
- Several; divers; more than one or two; various.
- To dry, or be dried, by the natural heat of the sun, without artificial heat.
- adj. obsolete Separate; distinct; diverse.
- adj. obsolete Individual; one for each.
- adj. Several; divers; more than one or two; various.
- adj. Consisting of a haphazard assortment of different kinds; miscellaneous.
- n. usually plural A minor miscellaneous item.
- n. in the plural, accounting A category for irregular or miscellaneous items not otherwise classified.
- n. usually plural, cricket An extra.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. consisting of a haphazard assortment of different kinds
- From Middle English sundry, sondry, sindry, from Old English syndriġ ("separate, single; sundry, various, distinct; special, private, peculiar, exceptional, particular; characteristic; (distributive) one each"), from sundor ("asunder, apart, separately"), equivalent to sunder + -y. Cognate with Low German sunderig ("single, special"), Middle High German sunderig ("separate, special, private"), Swedish söndrig ("broken, tattered"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English sundri, from Old English syndrig, separate. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Another consisted of cloth of yellow satin, "garnisshed in sundry places withe small pearles and fringed withe Silke.”
“The underlying kinds of stuff are the * firststuffs*, which link together in sundry ways to give rise to the rest.”
“In my case, for 24 days, it equaled a $600 dollar savings, which bought some great meals, and other in sundry items well appreciated.”
“There is a strong possibility that any international force would be led by them, having been so spectacularly successful and humanitarian in sundry African countries.”
“Now when Marzawan heard the name of Kamar al-Zaman, he knew that this was he whom he had heard spoken of in sundry cities and of whom he came in search, but he feigned ignorance and asked the Wazir, And who is Kamar al-Zaman?”
“Dickens frequently followed the same method, and in sundry impressive passages his sentences scan faultlessly.”
“Mrs. Evelyn looked, with a partial smile, at the pretty features which the business of eating the strawberries displayed in sundry novel and picturesque points of view, and asked what she meant?”
“But for Indonesians to be truly free, they have to also be freed from the yoke of colonial and foreign agents in their Chinese communities, many of the 11 million or so who have aided and abbetted all and sundry from the Japanese in world war 2 to the Dutch and the Americans and yes Singapore in their exploitation of 200 million people they collectively see as inferior and subservient in advancement of their own causes and interests.”
“129 A mere exaggeration of the “Gull-fairs” noted by travellers in sundry islands as Ascension and the rock off Brazilian Santos.”
“It’s got nothing to do with them cutting back the Probation Service, failing to build prison space or leaning on the Judiciary to let all in sundry out because there’s no where to put them!”
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