What does such mean?

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sʌtʃsuch

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. such(a)(adverb)

    of so extreme a degree or extent

    "such weeping"; "so much weeping"; "such a help"; "such grief"; "never dreamed of such beauty"

  2. such(adverb)

    to so extreme a degree

    "he is such a baby"; "Such rich people!"

Wiktionary

  1. such(Pronoun)

    a person, a thing, people or things like the one or ones already mentioned

    Etymology: From such, swuch, swulch, from swylc, swilc, swelc, from swalīkaz. Cognate with sölk, sulk, suk, zulk, solch, slig, slíkur. More at so, like.

  2. such(Adjective)

    any

    the above address or at such other address as may notify.

    Etymology: From such, swuch, swulch, from swylc, swilc, swelc, from swalīkaz. Cognate with sölk, sulk, suk, zulk, solch, slig, slíkur. More at so, like.

  3. such(Adjective)

    like this, that, these, those; Used to make a comparison with something implied by context.

    the above address or at such other address as may notify.

    Etymology: From such, swuch, swulch, from swylc, swilc, swelc, from swalīkaz. Cognate with sölk, sulk, suk, zulk, solch, slig, slíkur. More at so, like.

  4. such(Adjective)

    Used as an intensifier; roughly equivalent to very much of.

    The party was such a bore.

    Etymology: From such, swuch, swulch, from swylc, swilc, swelc, from swalīkaz. Cognate with sölk, sulk, suk, zulk, solch, slig, slíkur. More at so, like.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Such(adj)

    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

    Etymology: [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. slkr, OSw. salik, Sw. slik, Dan. slig, Goth. swaleiks; originally meaning, so shaped. 192. See So, Like, a., and cf. Which.]

  2. Such(adj)

    having the particular quality or character specified

    Etymology: [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. slkr, OSw. salik, Sw. slik, Dan. slig, Goth. swaleiks; originally meaning, so shaped. 192. See So, Like, a., and cf. Which.]

  3. Such(adj)

    the same that; -- with as; as, this was the state of the kingdom at such time as the enemy landed

    Etymology: [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. slkr, OSw. salik, Sw. slik, Dan. slig, Goth. swaleiks; originally meaning, so shaped. 192. See So, Like, a., and cf. Which.]

  4. Such(adj)

    certain; -- representing the object as already particularized in terms which are not mentioned

    Etymology: [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. slkr, OSw. salik, Sw. slik, Dan. slig, Goth. swaleiks; originally meaning, so shaped. 192. See So, Like, a., and cf. Which.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Such

    such, adj. of the like kind: of that quality or character mentioned.—pron. denoting a particular person or thing, as in such and such.—adv. Such′wise, in such a manner.—Such and such, Such or such, this or that, some, indefinitely; Such like (B.)=Such. [A.S. swylc, from swa, so, and líc, like, cog. with Goth. swaleiks.]

Editors Contribution

  1. such

    A specific kind.

    Such a beautiful smell from the variety of flowers in the garden.

    Submitted by MaryC on May 20, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'such' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #104

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'such' in Written Corpus Frequency: #414

How to pronounce such?

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How to say such in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of such in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of such in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of such in a Sentence

  1. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan:

    We have no concern about what the EU might say, whether the EU accepts us as members or not, we have no such concern. Please keep your wisdom to yourself.

  2. Alexandre Baradez:

    At $72 a barrel, we're well below the pain threshold for many companies in the sector, however, it's pretty good news for the energy-hungry sectors such as airlines.

  3. Ricardo Ismael:

    There may be no legal arguments to sustain such a drastic measure, but so far it is the strongest argument the opposition has so far.

  4. Kaley Cuoco:

    I was actually really addicted to nose spray like Afrin, like for years. Like at award shows I would have to pick out the right clutch to be able to fit my Afrin in it.And I’d be under the table like...snorting it. I’m surprised there were no photos of what I was snorting Afrin. And I couldn’t get enough and it was such a problem. And I ruined my sinus. So I had to get it fixed.

  5. Benjamin Franklin:

    I have been apt to think that there has never been, nor ever will be, any such thing as a good war, or a bad peace.

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