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Meaning of “such” in the English Dictionary

"such" in British English

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suchpredeterminer, determiner

uk   /sʌtʃ/  us   /sʌtʃ/

suchpredeterminer, determiner, pronoun

uk   /sʌtʃ/  us   /sʌtʃ/
B2 of a particular or similar type: Small companies such as ours are very vulnerable in a recession. I'm looking for a cloth for cleaning silver. Do you have such a thing? Present on this grand occasion were Andrew Davies, Melissa Peters, and other such stars. I tried to tell her in such a way that she wouldn't get offended. He said it was an Edwardian washstand or some such thing - I can't remember exactly.old-fashioned informal I just bought one or two things - bread and milk and such (also suchlike).formal Our lunch was such (= of a type) that we don't really need dinner.
such as
A2 for example: That money is to cover costs such as travel and accommodation.

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suchnoun

uk   /sʌtʃ/  us   /sʌtʃ/
(Definition of such from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"such" in American English

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suchadjective

 us   /sʌtʃ/
  • such adjective (SO GREAT)

used before a noun or noun phrase to add emphasis: I’ve never in my life had such delicious food. It seems like such a long way to drive. It was such a pity they missed the show. [+ that clause] It was such a large fire that over 100 firefighters were on the scene.

suchadjective, pronoun

 us   /sʌtʃ/
  • such adjective, pronoun (OF THAT TYPE)

of that or a similar type: With such evidence, they should have no difficulty getting a conviction. Small companies such as ours are having a hard time. They’ll pay our expenses, such as food and lodging. infml We talked about the kids and the weather and such (= and that type of thing).
(Definition of such from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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