[ suhn-dree ]
/ ˈsʌn dri /
various or diverse: sundry persons.
For All “Intents and Purposes” vs. “Intensive Purposes”Both for all intents and purposes and for all intensive purposes are widely used to mean “for all practical purposes” or “virtually.” But which one is correct? The standard idiom is for all intents and purposes, not for all intensive purposes, though if you were to say these two forms out loud it might be hard to tell the difference between the two. For all …
all and sundry, everybody, collectively and individually: Free samples were given to all and sundry.
Origin of sundry
Related formssun·dri·ly, adverbsun·dri·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for all and sundry
/ (ˈsʌndrɪ) /
several or various; miscellaneous
all and sundry all the various people, individually and collectively
noun plural -dries
(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 for sundry
Old English syndrig separate; related to Old High German suntarīg; see sunder, -y 1
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Idioms and Phrases with all and sundry (1 of 2)
all and sundry
One and all, as in The salesman gave samples to all and sundry. [Late 1400s]
Idioms and Phrases with all and sundry (2 of 2)
see all and sundry.
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