Ordinary

  • 21ordinary — /ˈɔdənəri / (say awduhnuhree), /ˈɔdənri / (say awduhnree), Originally US / nɛri/ (say neree) adjective 1. such as is commonly met with; of the usual kind. 2. below the average level of quality; somewhat inferior. 3. customary; normal: for all… …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 22ordinary — I. noun (plural naries) Etymology: Middle English ordinarie, from Anglo French & Medieval Latin; Anglo French, from Medieval Latin ordinarius, from Latin ordinarius, adjective Date: 14th century 1. a. (1) a prelate exercising original… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 23ordinary — adj. VERBS ▪ be, look, seem ▪ become ADVERB ▪ very ▪ The wines produced were at best very ordinary …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 24ordinary — adjective 1》 with no distinctive features; normal or usual.     ↘not interesting or exceptional. 2》 (of a judge, archbishop, or bishop) exercising authority by virtue of office and not by deputation. noun (plural ordinaries) 1》 Law, Brit. a judge …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 25ordinary — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. usual, medium, average, unremarkable, commonplace, regular, common; inferior, low; middling, second rate; mediocre, undistinguished. See conformity, habit, simpleness, mediocrity. Ant., unusual,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 26ordinary — adjective 1) the ordinary course of events Syn: usual, normal, standard, typical, common, customary, habitual, everyday, regular, routine, day to day See note at normal See also word spectrum …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 27ordinary*/*/*/ — [ˈɔːd(ə)n(ə)ri] adj 1) normal or average, and not unusual or special It was just an ordinary Saturday morning.[/ex] I didn t notice anything out of the ordinary (= unusual).[/ex] 2) not especially good, interesting, or impressive The inside of… …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 28ordinary — or•di•nar•y [[t]ˈɔr dnˌɛr i[/t]] adj. n. pl. nar•ies 1) of no special quality or interest; commonplace; unexceptional 2) cvb plain or undistinguished 3) cvb somewhat inferior or below average; mediocre 4) customary; usual; normal 5) (of… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 29ordinary — Adjective: Usual; normal; common. Hine v Wooding, 37 Conn 123, 126. Noun: An older term for a public house where food and lodging are furnished to the traveler at fixed rates, open to whoever may apply for accommodation, and having a bar. Talbott …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 30ordinary — 1. adjective /ˈɔːdɪnəɹi,ˈɔːdənɹi/ a) Having regular jurisdiction (of a judge; now only used in certain phrases). b) Being part of the natural order of things; normal, customary, routine. Ant: special …

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  • 31ordinary — See common, ordinary. See common, ordinary …

    Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • 32ordinary — Synonyms and related words: American plan, Attic, Babbittish, European plan, JA, Philistine, a la carte, accepted, accustomed, achievement, alerion, amicus curiae, animal charge, annulet, argent, armorial bearings, armory, arms, assessor, average …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 33ordinary — [14] Latin ōrdinārius meant ‘following the usual course’; it was a derivative of ōrdō, source of English order. It was originally used in English as a noun, meaning ‘someone with jurisdiction in ecclesiastical cases’, and right up until the 19th… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 34ordinary — adj 1. usual, conventional, regular, natural, normal, average; typical, general, prevalent, prevailing, common, current, popular; understood, approved, accepted, recognized; customary, wonted, accustomed, habitual, routine, repeated, recurrent;… …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 35ordinary — adjective 1) the ordinary course of events Syn: usual, normal, standard, typical, common, customary, habitual, everyday, regular, routine, day to day 2) my life seemed very ordinary Syn …

    Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • 36ordinary —   Ma amau, laha, mea loa a wale, a e nei, pākūwā, pākūā.    ♦ Ordinary person, kanaka a e nei nō; ki i maka li ili i.    ♦ Having ways of ordinary folk, ha aha a; waikanaka (rare) …

    English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • 37ordinary — [14] Latin ōrdinārius meant ‘following the usual course’; it was a derivative of ōrdō, source of English order. It was originally used in English as a noun, meaning ‘someone with jurisdiction in ecclesiastical cases’, and right up until the 19th… …

    Word origins

  • 38ordinary — See: OUT OF THE ORDINARY …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 39ordinary — See: OUT OF THE ORDINARY …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 40Ordinary —    The name given to the Bishop of the Diocese, or other ecclesiastical authority who has ordinary jurisdiction …

    American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia