of the kind, character, degree, extent, etc., of that or those indicated or implied: Such a man is dangerous.
of that particular kind or character: The food, such as it was, was plentiful.
like or similar: tea, coffee, and such commodities.
(used with omission of an indication of comparison) of so extreme a kind; so great, good, bad, etc.: He is such a liar.
being as stated or indicated: Such is the case.
being the person or thing or the persons or things indicated: If any member be behind in his dues, such member shall be suspended.
definite but not specified; such and such: Allow such an amount for food and such an amount for rent.
so; very; to such a degree: such pleasant people.
in such a way or manner.
such a person or thing or such persons or things: kings, princes, and such.
someone or something indicated or exemplified: He claims to be a friend but is not such.
as such. as1 ( def 30 ).
such as,
of the kind specified: A plan such as you propose will never succeed.
for example: He considers quiet pastimes, such as reading and chess, a bore.

before 900; Middle English such, swulch, suilch, Old English swilc, swelc < Germanic *swa so1 + *līko- like1; cognate with German solch, Old Norse slīkr, Gothic swaleiks Unabridged
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such (sʌtʃ)
1.  a.  of the sort specified or understood: such books shouldn't be sold here
 b.  (as pronoun): such is life; robbers, rapists, and such
2.  so great; so much: such a help; I've never seen such weeping
3.  as such
 a.  in the capacity previously specified or understood: a judge as such hasn't so much power
 b.  in itself or themselves: intelligence as such can't guarantee success
4.  such and such specific, but not known or named: at such and such a time
5.  such as
 a.  for example: animals, such as elephants and tigers
 b.  of a similar kind as; like: people such as your friend John make me angry
 c.  of the (usually small) amount, etc: the food, such as there was, was excellent
6.  such that so that: used to express purpose or result: power such that it was effortless
7.  (intensifier): such nice people; such a nice person that I gave him a present
[Old English swilc; related to Old Frisian sālik, Old Norse slīkr, Gothic swaleiks, Old High German sulih]

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Word Origin & History

O.E. swylc, swilc from a P.Gmc. compound *swalikaz "so formed" (cf. O.S. sulik, O.N. slikr, O.Fris. selik, M.Du. selc, Du. zulk, O.H.G. sulih, Ger. solch, Goth. swaleiks), from swa "so" (see so) + *likan "form," source of O.E. gelic "similar" (see like). Colloquial suchlike (1422) is pleonastic.
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Example sentences
Even when majors are looked at by groups, such as business or health, there is variation in pay depending on the specific major.
First open an account with a specific goal, such as funding a vacation.
They also argued that such immunity is intended to shield individual officials,
  and not governing boards, from liability.
Economists argue that such small-scale graft does great damage.
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