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such adj
1 of a kind specified or understood; "it's difficult to please such people"; "on such a night as this"; "animals such as lions and tigers" [syn: such(a), such as]
2 of a degree or quality specified (by the `that' clause); "their anxiety was such that they could not sleep" [syn: such(p), such that]
3 of so extreme a degree or extent; "such weeping"; "so much weeping"; "such a help"; "such grief"; "never dreamed of such beauty" [syn: such(a), so much] adv : to so extreme a degree; "he is such a baby"; "Such rich people!"

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, from swilc, swylc


  • /sʌʧ/, /sVtS/
  • Rhymes: -ʌtʃ


  1. like this, that, these, those; Used to make a comparison with something implied by context.
    I’ve never seen such clouds in the sky before.
    Such is life.
  2. Used as an intensifier; roughly equivalent to so much of.
    The party was such a bore.


like this, that, these, those; used to make a comparison with something implied by context
  • Czech: takový
  • French: tel
  • Russian: такой
  • Spanish: así, tan, semejante
used as an intensifier
  • Czech: takový
  • Russian: такой
  • Spanish: tan, qué
previously described
  • Czech: takový
  • Russian: такой
  • Spanish: tal


  1. In the context of "particularly used in formal documents": any
    the above address or at such other address as may notify.


  1. a person, a thing, people or things like the one or ones already mentioned
    • 1804, Joseph Addison, Richard Steele, The Tatler, C. Whittingham, John Sharpe, page 315:
      These oraculous proficients are day and night employed in deep searches for the direction of such as run astray after their lost goods : but at present they are more particularly serviceable to their country in foretelling the fate of such as have chances in the public lottery.
    • 1988, Miguel Urrutia, Setsuko Yukawa, Economic Development Policies in Resource-rich Countries, page 46:
      Thus, it is not the coffee boom as such which caused the stagnation of the manufacturing sector in Colombia.
    • 2000, Terry Goodkind, Faith of the Fallen (ISBN 0312867867), page 238:
      Some are just no—good locals—drunks and such—who’d just as soon beg or steal as work.




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