[ suhn-dree ]
/ ˈsʌn dri /


various or diverse: sundry persons.

Idioms for sundry

    all and sundry, everybody, collectively and individually: Free samples were given to all and sundry.

Origin of sundry

before 900; Middle English; Old English syndrig private, separate, equivalent to syndr- (mutated form of sundor asunder) + -ig -y1; akin to sunder


sun·dri·ly, adverbsun·dri·ness, noun

Definition for sundry (2 of 2)

[ suhn-dreez ]
/ ˈsʌn driz /

plural noun

sundry things or items, especially small, miscellaneous items of little value.Compare notion(def 6).

Origin of sundries

First recorded in 1805–15; noun plural use of sundry Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for 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 sundry


see all and sundry.

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