Pronunciation: (such),[key] —adj. 1. of the kind, character, degree, extent, etc., of that or those indicated or implied: Such a man is dangerous. 2. of that particular kind or character: The food, such as it was, was plentiful. 3. like or similar: tea, coffee, and such commodities. 4. (used with omission of an indication of comparison) of so extreme a kind; so great, good, bad, etc.: He is such a liar. 5. being as stated or indicated: Such is the case. 6. being the person or thing or the persons or things indicated: If any member be behind in his dues, such member shall be suspended. 7. definite but not specified; such and such: Allow such an amount for food and such an amount for rent.
—adv. 1. so; very; to such a degree: such pleasant people. 2. in such a way or manner.
—pron. 1. such a person or thing or such persons or things: kings, princes, and such. 2. someone or something indicated or exemplified: He claims to be a friend but is not such. 3. as such. See as1 (def. 26).
4. such as, a. of the kind specified: A plan such as you propose will never succeed. b. for example: He considers quiet pastimes, such as reading and chess, a bore.