- various or diverse: sundry persons.
- all and sundry, everybody, collectively and individually: Free samples were given to all and sundry.
Origin of sundry
- sundry things or items, especially small, miscellaneous items of little value.Compare notion(def 6).
Origin of sundries
Examples from the Web for sundry
Again and again we were told by sundry Middle East experts that the wise mullahs had every interest in maintaining a stable Iraq.Iraq Is Not Our War Anymore. Let It Be Iran’s Problem.
July 17, 2014
Her goal is not just the acquisition of knowledge on sundry subjects.Barbara Ehrenreich Gives God a Going Over in Her New Book
April 19, 2014
For the past four decades and more, since he shot to fame in Easy Rider, he has been known to all and sundry simply as “Jack”.Jack Nicholson Deserves a Better Biography Than This
October 31, 2013
They need to read tea-leaves, divine the intentions of all and sundry, and work their publics into a froth based on those efforts.The Case For A Less-Guarded Optimism
Emily L. Hauser
July 30, 2013
The couturier famously traveled the world on scouting trips, looking to draw design inspiration from sundry cultures.Paris' Sad Galliano Expo
June 21, 2011
Faults of temper she may have had, and eke narrow prejudices on sundry points.In the Valley
All around him he saw the prone bodies of his men, naked to the view of all and sundry.Slaves of Mercury
It is the custom of the Asiatics, you know, to invite all and sundry to a wedding.A Hero of Our Time
M. Y. Lermontov
The monster was minded of mankind now sundry to seize in the stately house.Beowulf
The stuffing is of fern, feathers, mounga, and sundry other matters.Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2)
William Delisle Hay
- several or various; miscellaneous
- all and sundry all the various people, individually and collectively
- (plural) miscellaneous unspecified items
- also called: extra Australian cricket a run not scored from the bat, such as a wide, no-ball, bye, or leg bye
Word Origin and History for sundry
Old English syndrig "separate, apart, special," related to sundor "separately" (see sunder). Phrase all and sundry first recorded 1389; sundries "odds and ends" is first found 1755.
1755, plural of sundry (adj.) used as a noun.
Idioms and Phrases with sundry
see all and sundry.