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ˈsʌn drisund·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. assorted, miscellaneous, mixed, motley, sundry(a)adjective

    consisting of a haphazard assortment of different kinds

    "an arrangement of assorted spring flowers"; "assorted sizes"; "miscellaneous accessories"; "a mixed program of baroque and contemporary music"; "a motley crew"; "sundry sciences commonly known as social"- I.A.Richards


  1. sundrynoun

    In Australia, an extra.

  2. sundryadjective

    Separate; distinct; diverse.

  3. sundryadjective

    Individual; one for each.

  4. sundryadjective

    Several; divers; more than one or two; various.

  5. sundryadjective

    Consisting of a haphazard assortment of different kinds; miscellaneous.

  6. Etymology: From sundry, sondry, sindry, from syndrig, from sundor, equivalent to. Cognate with sunderig, sunderig, söndrig.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Sundryadjective

    Several; more than one.

    Etymology: sunder , Saxon.

    That law, which, as it is laid up in the bosom of God, we call eternal, receiveth, according unto the different kind of things which are subject unto it, different and sundry kinds of names. Richard Hooker.

    Not of one nation was it peopled, but of sundry people of different manners. Edmund Spenser.

    He caused him to be arrested upon complaint of sundry grievous oppressions. Davies.

    How can she several bodies know,
    If in herself a body’s form she bear?
    How can a mirrour sundry faces show,
    If from all shapes and forms it be not clear? Davies.

    I have composed sundry collects, as the Adventual, Quadragesimal, Paschal or Pentecostal. Robert Sanderson.

    Sundry foes the rural realm surround. Dryden.

    Sundry in all manual arts are as wonderful. John Locke.


  1. sundry

    Sundry refers to various items or people that are not grouped together, not classified or too numerous or diverse to mention individually. It is often used to categorize miscellaneous, unrelated or small expenses, items or incidences.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sundryverb

    several; divers; more than one or two; various

  2. Sundryverb

    separate; diverse

  3. Etymology: [OE. sundry, sondry, AS. syndrig, fr. sundor asunder. See Sunder, v. t.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sundry

    sun′dri, adj. separate: more than one or two: several: divers.—n.pl. Sun′dries, sundry things: different small things.—All and sundry, all collectively and individually.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sundry in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sundry in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of sundry in a Sentence

  1. Austin Fire Department:

    Tortilla chips are big business around these parts, we take them seriously, as they are responsible for holding all manner of very important things—like queso, salsa, nachos, and various other sundry items that are critical to a Texan’s everyday life and well-being. So imagine how distressed we were to be called to a fire at a tortilla chip factory earlier this week…not once, but twice!

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  • Jinya Schuster
    Jinya Schuster
    Definition of Sundries. From funeral parlor is... deducting money from digging up wrong grave
    LikeReply6 years ago
    • Jinya Schuster
      Jinya Schuster
      A pfft to that
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