of the kind, character, degree, extent, etc., of that or those indicated or implied:
Such a man is dangerous.
of that particular kind or character:
The food, such as it was, was plentiful.
like or similar:
tea, coffee, and such commodities.
(used with omission of an indication of comparison) of so extreme a kind; so great, good, bad, etc.:
He is such a liar.
being as stated or indicated:
Such is the case.
being the person or thing or the persons or things indicated:
If any member be behind in his dues, such member shall be suspended.
definite but not specified; such and such:
Allow such an amount for food and such an amount for rent.
so; very; to such a degree:
such pleasant people.
in such a way or manner.
such a person or thing or such persons or things:
kings, princes, and such.
someone or something indicated or exemplified:
He claims to be a friend but is not such.
as such. as1 (def 28).
of the kind specified:
A plan such as you propose will never succeed.
He considers quiet pastimes, such as reading and chess, a bore.
determiner often foll by a corresponding subordinate clause introduced by that or as
of the sort specified or understood: such books shouldn’t be sold here
(as pronoun): such is life, robbers, rapists, and such
so great; so much: such a help, I’ve never seen such weeping
in the capacity previously specified or understood: a judge as such hasn’t so much power
in itself or themselves: intelligence as such can’t guarantee success
such and such, specific, but not known or named: at such and such a time
for example: animals, such as elephants and tigers
of a similar kind as; like: people such as your friend John make me angry
of the (usually small) amount, etc: the food, such as there was, was excellent
such that, so that: used to express purpose or result: power such that it was effortless
(intensifier): such nice people, such a nice person that I gave him a present
or such-and-such adjective 1. definite or particular, but not named or specified: They turned out to be such and such kind of people. noun 2. something or someone not specified: if such and such should happen. such and such Not specified, unnamed and undetermined, as in They agreed to meet at such and such a […]
- Such as it is
In the form that it has, which is not very good but all that’s available, as in Of course you can stay for supper, such as it is. This expression is generally used apologetically, indicating that the item in question isn’t very good or worth much. [ Late 1300s ]
adjective 1. of the kind, character, degree, extent, etc., of that or those indicated or implied: Such a man is dangerous. 2. of that particular kind or character: The food, such as it was, was plentiful. 3. like or similar: tea, coffee, and such commodities. 4. (used with omission of an indication of comparison) of […]
adjective 1. of any such kind; similar. pronoun 2. persons or things of such a kind. adjective 1. (prenominal) of such a kind; similar: John, Ken, and other suchlike idiots noun 2. such or similar persons or things: hyenas, jackals, and suchlike