such
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /sʌt͡ʃ/
Determiner
  1. (demonstrative) 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. (particularly used in formal documents) Any.
    the above address or at such other address as may notify
  3. Used as an intensifier; roughly equivalent to very much of.
    The party was such a bore.  "Bottomless" is such a lie.
    • 1879, R[ichard] J[efferies], chapter 1, in The Amateur Poacher, London: Smith, Elder, & Co., […], OCLC 752825175 ↗:
      They burned the old gun that used to stand in the dark corner up in the garret, close to the stuffed fox that always grinned so fiercely. Perhaps the reason why he seemed in such a ghastly rage was that he did not come by his death fairly. Otherwise his pelt would not have been so perfect. And why else was he put away up there out of sight?—and so magnificent a brush as he had too. […].
  4. (obsolete) A 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.
    • Bible, Epistle of James iv.13:
      To-day or to-morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year.
Translations Translations Pronoun
  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.
Translations
  • Russian: тако́й
  • Spanish: tal
Noun

such (plural suches)

  1. (philosophy) Something being indicated that is similar to something else.

Such
Proper noun
  1. Surname



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