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Meaning of SUCH

Pronunciation:  such

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adv]  (intensifier) to so extreme a degree; "he is such a baby"; "Such rich people!"
 

SUCH is a 4 letter word that starts with S.

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Such\, a. [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. sl[=i]kr, OSw. salik, Sw. slik, Dan. slig, Goth.
swaleiks; originally meaning, so shaped. [root]192. See {So},
{Like}, a., and cf. {Which}.]
1. 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.

         And in his time such a conqueror That greater was
         there none under the sun.             --Chaucer.

         His misery was such that none of the bystanders
         could refrain from weeping.           --Macaulay.

Note: 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.

2. Having the particular quality or character specified.

         That thou art happy, owe to God; That thou
         continuest such, owe to thyself.      --Milton.

3. The same that; -- with as; as, this was the state of the
   kingdom at such time as the enemy landed. ``[It] hath such
   senses as we have.'' --Shak.

4. Certain; -- representing the object as already
   particularized in terms which are not mentioned.

         In rushed one and tells him such a knight Is new
         arrived.                              --Daniel.

         To-day or to-morrow we will go into such a city, and
         continue there a year.                --James iv.
                                               13.

Note: Such is used pronominally. ``He was the father of such
      as dwell in tents.'' --Gen. iv. 20. ``Such as I are
      free in spirit when our limbs are chained.'' --Sir W.
      Scott. Such is also used before adjectives joined to
      substantives; as, the fleet encountered such a terrible
      storm that it put back. ``Everything was managed with
      so much care, and such excellent order was observed.''
      --De Foe.

            Temple sprung from a family which . . . long
            after his death produced so many eminent men, and
            formed such distinguished alliances, that, etc.
                                               --Macaulay.
      Such is used emphatically, without the correlative.

            Now will he be mocking: I shall have such a life.
                                               --Shak.
      Such was formerly used with numerals in the sense of
      times as much or as many; as, such ten, or ten times as
      many.

{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 {character}, of the like kind.

         And many other such like things ye do. --Mark vii.
                                               8.

 

 

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