Definitions

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

  • adjective Various; miscellaneous.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.

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

  • adjective Several; divers; more than one or two; various.
  • adjective obsolete Separate; diverse.
  • adjective all collectively, and each separately.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective obsolete Separate; distinct; diverse.
  • adjective obsolete Individual; one for each.
  • adjective Several; divers; more than one or two; various.
  • adjective Consisting of a haphazard assortment of different kinds; miscellaneous.
  • noun usually plural A minor miscellaneous item.
  • noun in the plural, accounting A category for irregular or miscellaneous items not otherwise classified.
  • noun usually plural, cricket An extra.

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

  • adjective consisting of a haphazard assortment of different kinds

Etymologies

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

[Middle English sundri, from Old English syndrig, separate.]

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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").

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  • related to asunder.

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  • For Red is of sundry sorts till it deepens to BLACK. (from Jubilate Agno by Christopher Smart)

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