such - definition in the Learner's Dictionary - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “such”

See all translations

such

pronoun, determiner
 
 
/sʌtʃ/
REFER TO 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.Similar and the sameDescribing people with the same qualities
FOR EMPHASIS 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.Very and extremeComplete and wholeIntensifying expressions
such as A2 for example: She can't eat dairy products, such as milk and cheese.Samples and examples
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.Accurate and exact
such...that 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.Non-existence and not being
Translations of “such”
in Russian такой, подобный…
in Turkish böyle, bu gibi, bunun gibi…
in Polish taki…
(Definition of such from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More Learner's Dictionary definitions for “such”

Definitions of “such” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

disappear off the face of the earth

to disappear completely

Word of the Day

The language of elections

by Liz Walter,
April 22, 2015
On May 7th, citizens of the UK will be going to the polls (having an election) to decide who will form the next government. This kind of election is known as a general election. The country is divided into 650 areas, called constituencies. Each constituency elects a member of parliament (MP) to

Read More 

dumbwalking noun

April 20, 2015
walking slowly, without paying attention to the world around you because you are consulting a smartphone He told me dumbwalking probably wouldn’t be a long-term problem.

Read More