HyperDic: ordinary

English > 7 senses of the word ordinary:
ADJECTIVEallordinarynot exceptional in any way especially in quality or ability or size or degree
allordinary, averagelacking special distinction, rank, or status
NOUNperson ordinarya judge of a probate court
stateordinarythe expected or commonplace condition or situation
person ordinarya clergyman appointed to prepare condemned prisoners for death
artifactordinary, ordinary bicyclean early bicycle with a very large front wheel and small back wheel
artifactordinary(heraldry) any of several conventional figures used on shields
ordinary > pronunciation
Soundsao'rdahneh.riy
Rhymesaccusatory ... zealotry: 432 rhymes with riy...
English > ordinary: 7 senses > adjective 1
Meaningnot exceptional in any way especially in quality or ability or size or degree.
Examples
  • "ordinary everyday objects"
  • "ordinary decency"
  • "an ordinary day"
  • "an ordinary wine"
Attribute ofordinariness, mundaneness, mundanityThe quality of being commonplace and ordinary
Narroweraverage, fair, mediocre, middlingLacking exceptional quality or ability
banausic(formal) ordinary and not refined
characterless, nondescriptlacking distinct / distinct / distinct or individual characteristics / characteristics
commonTo be expected
commonplaceCompletely ordinary and unremarkable
cut-and-dried, cut-and-dryAccording to ordinary expectations
everyday, mundane, quotidian, routine, unremarkable, workadayFound in the ordinary course of events
indifferent, so-soNeither good nor bad
run-of-the-mill, run-of-the-mine, mine run, unexceptional, undistinguishednot special in any way
See alsocommonHaving no special distinction or quality
usualOccurring or encountered or experienced or observed frequently or in accordance with regular practice or procedure
OppositeextraordinaryBeyond what is ordinary or usual / usual
Spanishordinario
Nounsordinarinessthe quality of being commonplace and ordinary
Adverbsordinarilyunder normal conditions
English > ordinary: 7 senses > adjective 2
Meaninglacking special distinction, rank, or status; commonly encountered.
Example "the ordinary (or common) man in the street"
Synonymaverage
BroadercommonHaving no special distinction or quality
Spanishcorriente
Catalancorrent
Nounsordinarinessthe quality of being commonplace and ordinary
English > ordinary: 7 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA judge of a probate court.
Categorylaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
Broaderjudge, justice, juristA public official authorized to decide questions brought before a court of justice
English > ordinary: 7 senses > noun 2, state
MeaningThe expected or commonplace condition or situation.
Example"not out of the ordinary"
BroaderconditionA mode of being or form of existence of a person or thing
English > ordinary: 7 senses > noun 3, person
MeaningA clergyman appointed to prepare condemned prisoners for death.
Broaderclergyman, reverend, man of the clothA member of the clergy and a spiritual leader of the Christian Church
Spanishordinario
English > ordinary: 7 senses > noun 4, artifact
MeaningAn early bicycle with a very large front wheel and small back wheel.
Synonymordinary bicycle
Broaderbicycle, bike, wheel, cycleA wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedals
English > ordinary: 7 senses > noun 5, artifact
Meaning(heraldry) any of several conventional figures used on shields.
CategoryheraldryThe study and classification of armorial bearings and the tracing of genealogies
Narrowerbar sinister, bend sinisterA mark of bastardy
bend, bend dexterdiagonal line traversing a shield from the upper right corner to the lower left
fesse, fess(heraldry) an ordinary consisting of a broad horizontal band across a shield
Broadercharge, bearing, heraldic bearing, armorial bearingheraldry consisting of a design or image depicted on a shield

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