Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A person or thing without equal.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Formerly, a person or thing such as to have no parallel; an extraordinary thing; a thing that has not its equal.
  • noun Specifically— See blackseed, medic, and Medicago.
  • noun Lychnis Chalcedonica.
  • noun A variety of apple. Also spelled nonsuch.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A person or thing of a sort that there is no other such; something extraordinary; a thing that has not its equal. It is given as a name to various objects, as to a choice variety of apple, a species of medic (Medicago lupulina), a variety of pottery clay, etc.

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

  • noun model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

First attested in 1590: none + such.

Examples

  • Also of help is that my life is pretty well duplicated in NYC, so can forget about lots of toiletries and nonesuch, which is good since I need to schlepp plenty of books (= heavy, volume).

    Breakfast in Bed

  • A 'nonesuch' is something unrivalled, a paragon, or something like nothing else.

    Jane Austen's World

  • A 'nonesuch' is something unrivalled, a paragon, or something like nothing else.

    Jane Austen's World

  • More at www. nonesuch.com art "The Moderns" explores modernity in Irish visual art, including paintings by Mainie Jellett, experimental art by Brian O'Doherty and others.

    What's on Around Europe

  • Once you installed it, you started making your. php pages and everything just worked. mod_perl on the other hand, gave you nonesuch.

    Lessons to be learned from PHP : #comments

  • So if the libertarian answer is for me to wait for nonesuch health care charities to materialize from thin air, so that I can adequately compete and bring in US tax revenue and wages to US citizens, then, I am underwhelmed.

    Some Libertarian Basics, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • August 25, 2009 nonesuch mcSpluttershirts and the colonorectal imaging cameras

    i have a 25-wood and intend to use it

  • August 25, 2009 nonesuch mcSpluttershirts and the colonorectal imaging cameras

    nonesuch mcSpluttershirts and the colonorectal imaging cameras

  • But there've been all sorts of other meals and nonesuch with people in town for the book fair, which are nice, but distracting from getting work done.

    Breakfast in Bed

  • This morning I went to the Biblioteca Nacional and got my carné de investigador (thanks for the tip, seanmcl!) allowing me access to the archives and nonesuch.

    Breakfast in Bed

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