Meaning of “such” - Learner’s Dictionary


pronoun, determiner uk us /sʌtʃ/

B2 used to refer to something or someone that you were just talking about, or something or someone of that type:

It's difficult to know how to treat such cases.

A2 used to emphasize a quality of someone or something:

She's such a nice person.
It's such a shame that he's leaving.
such as

A2 for example:

She can't eat dairy products, such as milk and cheese.
as such

used after a word or phrase in negative statements to mean in the exact meaning of that word or phrase:

There are no rules as such, just a few guidelines.

used to talk about the result of something:

The whole thing was such a worry that I began to lose sleep over it.
there's no such thing/person (as)...

B2 used to say that something or someone does not exist:

There's no such thing as ghosts.

(Definition of “such” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)