a. Of this kind: a single parent, one of many such people in the neighborhood.
b. Of a kind specified or implied: a boy such as yourself.
a. Of a degree or quality indicated: Their anxiety was such that they could not sleep.
b. Of so extreme a degree or quality: never dreamed of such wealth.
1. To so extreme a degree; so: such beautiful flowers; such a funny character.
2. Very; especially: She has been in such poor health lately.
a. Such a person or persons or thing or things: was the mayor and as such presided over the council; expected difficulties, and such occurred.
b. Itself alone or within itself: Money as such will seldom bring total happiness.
2. Someone or something implied or indicated: Such are the fortunes of war.
3. Similar things or people; the like: pins, needles, and such.
[Middle English, from Old English swylc; see swo- in Indo-European roots.]
Usage Note: The adjective such is often followed by that when such is used to mean of a degree or quality indicated, as in the sentence The demand of Feinbergs specialized services is such that he commands around $200,000 a month when he gets involved in a case. This example is acceptable to 87 percent of the Usage Panel. · The Panel does not, however, find the phrase such that to be an acceptable replacement for so that or in such a way that. A mere 12 percent approve of this usage in the sentence The products are packaged such that users can pick the components they need and add capabilities over time.
such /st/ adv. to a large degree, very: I have such great news!||She was in such a terrible accident! adj.1 of a certain kind: I have never seen such children in my life.2 used to refer to s.t. being discussed: You say you want to understand those people, but such people can never be understood. pron.1 a person or thing in general: His girlfriend left him; such are the risks of romance.2 for example: He collects musical instruments, such as trumpets and guitars.