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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
such
determiner
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
making such a fuss
▪ I don’t know why you’re making such a fuss about it.
of great/such etc eminence
▪ a scientist of great eminence
of such/this/similar etc magnitude
▪ We did not think the cuts would be of this magnitude.
such a mess
▪ My life’s such a mess.
such a relief
▪ It's just such a relief to have found someone!
such and such
▪ They will ask you to come on such and such a day, at such and such a time.
such and such
▪ They will ask you to come on such and such a day, at such and such a time.
such occasions (=an occasion like the one mentioned or described)
▪ He had a box of toys by his desk for such occasions.
That’s such a shame
▪ I can’t imagine why they canceled your show, Tracy. That’s such a shame.
to such an extent that/to the extent that (=so much that)
▪ He annoyed her to such an extent that she had to leave the room.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
and the like/and such like
ever such a
▪ He seemed ever such a young man to me.
▪ His Dad's a doctor, you know, they live up on Quickedge, in ever such a nice house.
▪ Pink curtains we had there and ever such a nice tea service.
▪ Some one once gave me ever such a lovely little china cup when you was born, with pictures on it.
no such luck
▪ At one point, I hoped this might be the twist, but no such luck.
▪ He explains that although the parliament itself enjoys simultaneous translation facilities, the group meetings have no such luck.
▪ If only there were a radio she would have turned it on, loudly, but, of course, no such luck.
▪ Since it was Thanksgiving, I had no such luck.
▪ The behavioral scientist has had no such luck.
▪ The Defence Secretary announced that two regiments would be reprieved ... but no such luck for the Glosters.
▪ The technician says no such luck.
▪ Well, she could live with Zeus' lust, but no such luck.
there's no (such thing as a) free lunch
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
Such extreme conditions required thickly insulated clothing.
▪ Few such experts know much about Russia's economy.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Such

Such \Such\, a. [OE. such, sich, sech, sik, swich, swilch, swulch, swilc, swulc, AS. swelc, swilc, swylc; akin to OFries. selik, D. zulk, OS. sulic, OHG. sulih, solih, G. solch, Icel. sl[=i]kr, OSw. salik, Sw. slik, Dan. slig, Goth. swaleiks; originally meaning, so shaped. [root]192. See So, Like, a., and cf. Which.]

  1. Of that kind; of the like kind; like; resembling; similar; as, we never saw such a day; -- followed by that or as introducing the word or proposition which defines the similarity, or the standard of comparison; as, the books are not such that I can recommend them, or, not such as I can recommend; these apples are not such as those we saw yesterday; give your children such precepts as tend to make them better.

    And in his time such a conqueror That greater was there none under the sun.
    --Chaucer.

    His misery was such that none of the bystanders could refrain from weeping.
    --Macaulay.

    Note: The indefinite article a or an never precedes such, but is placed between it and the noun to which it refers; as, such a man; such an honor. The indefinite adjective some, several, one, few, many, all, etc., precede such; as, one such book is enough; all such people ought to be avoided; few such ideas were then held.

  2. Having the particular quality or character specified.

    That thou art happy, owe to God; That thou continuest such, owe to thyself.
    --Milton.

  3. The same that; -- with as; as, this was the state of the kingdom at such time as the enemy landed. ``[It] hath such senses as we have.''
    --Shak.

  4. Certain; -- representing the object as already particularized in terms which are not mentioned.

    In rushed one and tells him such a knight Is new arrived.
    --Daniel.

    To-day or to-morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year.
    --James iv. 13.

    Note: Such is used pronominally. ``He was the father of such as dwell in tents.''
    --Gen. iv. 20. ``Such as I are free in spirit when our limbs are chained.''
    --Sir W. Scott. Such is also used before adjectives joined to substantives; as, the fleet encountered such a terrible storm that it put back. ``Everything was managed with so much care, and such excellent order was observed.''
    --De Foe.

    Temple sprung from a family which . . . long after his death produced so many eminent men, and formed such distinguished alliances, that, etc.
    --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] Such is used emphatically, without the correlative.

    Now will he be mocking: I shall have such a life.
    --Shak. [1913 Webster] Such was formerly used with numerals in the sense of times as much or as many; as, such ten, or ten times as many.

    Such and such, or Such or such, certain; some; -- used to represent the object indefinitely, as already particularized in one way or another, or as being of one kind or another. ``In such and such a place shall be my camp.''
    --2 Kings vi. 8. ``Sovereign authority may enact a law commanding such and such an action.''
    --South.

    Such like or Such character, of the like kind.

    And many other such like things ye do.
    --Mark vii. 8.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
such

c.1200, Old English swylc, swilc "just as, as, in like manner; as if, as though; such a one, he" (pronoun and adjective), from a Proto-Germanic compound *swalikaz "so formed" (cognates: Old Saxon sulik, Old Norse slikr, Old Frisian selik, Middle Dutch selc, Dutch zulk, Old High German sulih, German solch, Gothic swaleiks), from swa "so" (see so) + *likan "form," source of Old English gelic "similar" (see like (adj.)). Colloquial suchlike (early 15c.) is pleonastic.

Wiktionary
such

det. (lb en demonstrative) Like this, that, these, those; used to make a comparison with something implied by context. pron. A person, a thing, people(,) or things like the one or ones already mentioned.

WordNet
such
  1. adj. of a kind specified or understood; "it's difficult to please such people"; "on such a night as this"; "animals such as lions and tigers" [syn: such(a), such as]

  2. of a degree or quality specified (by the `that' clause); "their anxiety was such that they could not sleep" [syn: such(p), such that]

  3. of so extreme a degree or extent; "such weeping"; "so much weeping"; "such a help"; "such grief"; "never dreamed of such beauty" [syn: such(a), so much]

such

adv. to so extreme a degree; "he is such a baby"; "Such rich people!"

Wikipedia
Such

Such may refer to:

  • Bob Such ( fl. 1990s), Australian politician
  • Alec John Such (born 1956), American musician
  • Peter Such (born 1964), English cricketer
  • Such A Pretty Girl, a 2007 novel by Laura Weiss
Such (artist)

Noe "Such" Baez, otherwise known as Such Styles, born 1968 and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, Such's Graffiti writing career officially began in 1983 after reading Craig Castleman’s book Getting Up. Intrigued by the extreme efforts and sacrifices that graffiti writers made for their art form, Such tried his hand at creating his own graphic identity. His initial canvasses were the walls which soon graduated to the freight cars that ran through Arizona, thus bringing forth the Graffiti Art culture to America's West.

Usage examples of "such".

He therefore rejoiced in the hope of seeing his own son accommodated with such a faithful attendant, in the person of young Fathom, on whom he resolved to bestow the same education he had planned for the other, though conveyed in such a manner as should be suitable to the sphere in which he was ordained to move.

Yet, in many of the plans and designs got up for his accommodation, in the books and publications of the day, all due convenience, to say nothing of the respectability or the elegance of domestic life, is as entirely disregarded as if such qualities had no connection with the farmer or his occupation.

It behooves, therefore, the American builder to examine well his premises, to ascertain the actual requirements of his farm or plantation, in convenience and accommodation, and build only to such extent, and at such cost as shall not impoverish his means, nor cause him future disquietude.

All such accommodation every farm house of this character should afford.

If the dairy be of such extent as to require larger accommodation than the plan here suggested, a room or two may be partitioned off from the main milk and pressing-room, for washing the vessels and other articles employed, and for setting the milk.

In a time like ours, when we are primarily concerned with the practical application of scientific discoveries, we are mostly accustomed to regard such flights of thought from a past age as nothing but the unessential accompaniment of youthful, immature science, and to smile at them accordingly as historical curiosities.

Marton rose to light me out of the room, but her aunt, believing Nanette to be my favourite, gave her such an imperative order to accompany me that she was compelled to obey.

I have suffered from a sluggish liver with all the disorders accompanying such a condition.

For all her suspense, Ann could not help warming towards an accomplice who carried off an unnerving situation with such a flourish.

But only Ginaz warriors could be expected to accomplish missions such as these.

Fleete, accompanying them, as it is said, with such vvonderfull trauell of bodie, as doubtlesse had he bene the meanest person, as he vvas the chiefest, he had yet deserued the first place of honour: and no lesse happie do we accompt him, for being associated with Maister Carleill his Lieutenant generall, by whose experiences, prudent counsell, and gallant performance, he atchiued so many and happie enterprises of the warre, by vvhom also he was verie greatly assisted, in setting downe the needefull orders, lawes, and course of iustice, and for the due administration of the same vpon all occasions.

For by special dispensation, in accordance with the ruling of Divine wisdom, it has been granted to some, contrary to the common law, to exercise the functions of governing or teaching, such as Solomon, Daniel, and Jeremias.

Here Masonry pauses, and leaves its Initiates to carry out and develop these great Truths in such manner as to each may seem most accordant with reason, philosophy, truth, and his religious faith.

Not until 1869, however, when Wyoming, as a territory, accorded women suffrage on terms of equality with men and continued to grant such privileges after its admission as a State in 1890, did these advocates register a notable victory.

The first securitization idea, named Cactus, was hatched in 1991, utilizing an accounting device called a special-purpose entity-the critical piece of such financings.