[ suhn-dree ]
/ ˈsʌn dri /


various or diverse: sundry persons.

Nearby words

  1. sundown,
  2. sundowner,
  3. sundress,
  4. sundries,
  5. sundrops,
  6. sundry shop,
  7. sundsvall,
  8. sunfast,
  9. sunfish,
  10. sunflower


    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

Related formssun·dri·ly, adverbsun·dri·ness, noun


[ 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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Word Origin and History for sundry
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Idioms and Phrases with sundry


see all and sundry.

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