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Definite Article, Adverb


Adjective such has 1 sense

Adverbial such has 1 sense


sucha. [OE. such, sich, sech, sik, swich, swilch, swulch, swilc, swulc, AS. swelc, swilc, swylc; akin to OFries. selik, D. zulk, OS. sulic, OHG. sulih, solih, G. solch, Icel. slīkr, OSw. salik, Sw. slik, Dan. slig, Goth. swaleiks; originally meaning, so shaped. √192. See So, Like, a., and cf. Which.].
  •  Of that kind; of the like kind; like; resembling; similar; as, we never saw such a day; -- followed by that or as introducing the word or proposition which defines the similarity, or the standard of comparison; as, the books are not such that I can recommend them, or, not such as I can recommend; these apples are not such as those we saw yesterday; give your children such precepts as tend to make them better.  [1913 Webster]
    " The indefinite article a or an never precedes such, but is placed between it and the noun to which it refers; as, such a man; such an honor. The indefinite adjective some, several, one, few, many, all, etc., precede such; as, one such book is enough; all such people ought to be avoided; few such ideas were then held."  [1913 Webster]
    "And in his time such a conqueror
    That greater was there none under the sun.
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "His misery was such that none of the bystanders could refrain from weeping."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Having the particular quality or character specified.  [1913 Webster]
    "That thou art happy, owe to God;
    That thou continuest such, owe to thyself.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  The same that; -- with as; as, this was the state of the kingdom at such time as the enemy landed.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Certain; -- representing the object as already particularized in terms which are not mentioned.  [1913 Webster]
    "In rushed one and tells him such a knight
    Is new arrived.
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "To-day or to-morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year."  [1913 Webster]
    "Temple sprung from a family which . . . long after his death produced so many eminent men, and formed such distinguished alliances, that, etc."  [1913 Webster]
    "Now will he be mocking:
    I shall have such a life.
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "And many other such like things ye do."  [1913 Webster]
Such and such, or Such or such, certain; some; -- used to represent the object indefinitely, as already particularized in one way or another, or as being of one kind or another. “In such and such a place shall be my camp.” 2 Kings vi. 8. “Sovereign authority may enact a law commanding such and such an action.” South. -- Such like or Such character, of the like kind.


such, adj. & pron.
1 (often foll. by as) of the kind or degree in question or under consideration (such a person; such people; people such as these).
2 (usu. foll. by as to + infin. or that + clause) so great; in such high degree (not such a fool as to believe them; had such a fright that he fainted).
3 of a more than normal kind or degree (we had such an enjoyable evening; such horrid language).
4 of the kind or degree already indicated, or implied by the context (there are no such things; such is life).
5 Law or formal the aforesaid; of the aforesaid kind.
1 the thing or action in question or referred to (such were his words; such was not my intention).
2 a Commerce or colloq. the aforesaid thing or things; it, they, or them (those without tickets should purchase such). b similar things; suchlike (brought sandwiches and such).

as such as being what has been indicated or named (a stranger is welcomed as such; there is no theatre as such). such-and-such
--adj. of a particular kind but not needing to be specified.
--n. a person or thing of this kind. such-and-such a person someone; so-and-so. such as
1 of a kind that; like (a person such as we all admire).
2 for example (insects, such as moths and bees).
3 those who (such as don't need help). such as it is despite its shortcomings (you are welcome to it, such as it is).
such a one
1 (usu. foll. by as) such a person or such a thing.
2 archaic some person or thing unspecified.
OE swilc, swylc f. Gmc: cf. LIKE(1)



aforementioned, aforesaid, akin, alike, ally, alter ego, analogon, analogous, analogue, associate, brother, close copy, close match, cognate, companion, comparable, complement, congenator, congener, coordinate, correlate, correlative, correspondent, corresponding, counterpart, equivalent, fellow, image, kindred spirit, like, likeness, mate, near duplicate, obverse, parallel, pendant, picture, reciprocal, said, second self, similar, similitude, simulacrum, sister, soul mate, suchlike, tally, that, the like, the like of, the likes of, twin
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