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sun·dry

 (sŭn′drē)
adj.
Various; miscellaneous: a purse containing sundry items.

[Middle English sundri, from Old English syndrig, separate.]

sundry

(ˈsʌndrɪ)
determiner
several or various; miscellaneous
pron
all and sundry all the various people, individually and collectively
n, pl -dries
1. (plural) miscellaneous unspecified items
2. cricket also called: extra Austral a run not scored from the bat, such as a wide, no-ball, bye, or leg bye
[Old English syndrig separate; related to Old High German suntarīg; see sunder, -y1]

sun•dry

(ˈsʌn dri)

adj.
1. various or diverse.
pron.
2. all and sundry, everybody, collectively and individually: gave free samples to all and sundry.
Idiom.
[before 900; Old English syndrig separate, derivative (with -ig -y1) of sundor apart, separately, c. Old High German suntar, Old Norse sundr, Gothic sundro; compare sunder]
sun′dri•ly, adv.
sun′dri•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.sundry - consisting of a haphazard assortment of different kinds; "an arrangement of assorted spring flowers"; "assorted sizes"; "miscellaneous accessories"; "a mixed program of baroque and contemporary music"; "a motley crew"; "sundry sciences commonly known as social"- I.A.Richards
heterogeneous, heterogenous - consisting of elements that are not of the same kind or nature; "the population of the United States is vast and heterogeneous"

sundry

adjective various, several, varied, assorted, some, different, divers (archaic), miscellaneous She could ring for food and drink, laundry and sundry services.

sundry

adjective
2. Consisting of a number more than two or three but less than many:
Translations

sundry

[ˈsʌndrɪ]
A. ADJdiversos, varios
all and sundrytodos sin excepción
B. N sundries (Comm) → artículos mpl diversos; (= expenses) → gastos mpl diversos

sundry

[ˈsʌndri] adjdivers(e)
all and sundry (= everyone) → tout le monde

sundry

adjverschiedene
pron all and sundryjedermann
n sundries
plVerschiedenes (+sing vb)

sundry

[ˈsʌndrɪ]
1. adjvari(e), diversi(e)
all and sundry → tutti quanti
2. sundries npl (items) → varie fpl (Comm) → articoli mpl vari
References in classic literature ?
To sundry it is given to be drawn away, and to be apart from the body for a season; for, as concerning rills which would flow across each other the weaker is borne along by the stronger, so there be certain of kin whose paths intersecting, their souls do bear company, the while their bodies go fore-appointed ways, unknowing.
The first care of the two unspilt friends was to extricate their unfortunate companions from their bed of quickset--a process which gave them the unspeakable satisfaction of discovering that they had sustained no injury, beyond sundry rents in their garments, and various lacerations from the brambles.
That our work, therefore, might be in no danger of being likened to the labours of these historians, we have taken every occasion of interspersing through the whole sundry similes, descriptions, and other kind of poetical embellishments.
If before going to the d'Urbervilles' she had vigorously moved under the guidance of sundry gnomic texts and phrases known to her and to the world in general, no doubt she would never have been imposed on.
From morning till night you saw her sitting on a low chair in the kitchen, surrounded by a Chinese cook and two or three native girls, giving her orders, chatting sociably with all and sundry, and tasting the savoury messes she devised.
Another phenomenon would now have passed before the observer's eye, and the molecules situated on the plane of the equator, escaping like a stone from a sling of which the cord had suddenly snapped, would have formed around the sun sundry concentric rings resembling that of Saturn.
He looked like an Italian, was dressed like an Englishman, and had the independent air of an American--a combination which caused sundry pairs of feminine eyes to look approvingly after him, and sundry dandies in black velvet suits, with rose-colored neckties, buff gloves, and orange flowers in their buttonholes, to shrug their shoulders, and then envy him his inches.
Richard filled the chair that was placed behind another table, in the capacity of clerk; while Benjamin, after heaping sundry logs on the fire, posted himself nigh by, in reserve for any movement that might require co-operation.
Of course not; he knows you are with me," Robert replied, as he busied himself among sundry pans and covered dishes which had been left standing on the hearth.
What under the heavens he did it for, I cannot tell, but his next movement was to crush himself --boots in hand, and hat on --under the bed; when, from sundry violent gaspings and strainings, I inferred he was hard at work booting himself; though by no law of propriety that I ever heard of, is any man required to be private when putting on his boots.
In his memoirs he piously thanks the Giver of all Good for remembering him in his needs and delivering sundry such cargoes into his hands at times when only special providences could have relieved him.