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English adjective: ordinary

1. ordinary not exceptional in any way especially in quality or ability or size or degree


SamplesOrdinary everyday objects.
Ordinary decency.
An ordinary day.
An ordinary wine.


Similaraverage, banausic, characterless, common, commonplace, cut-and-dried, cut-and-dry, everyday, fair, indifferent, mediocre, middling, mine run, mundane, nondescript, quotidian, routine, run-of-the-mill, run-of-the-mine, so-so, unexceptional, unremarkable, workaday


See alsocommon, usual


Attributemundaneness, mundanity, ordinariness


Antonymsextraordinary

2. ordinary lacking special distinction, rank, or status; commonly encountered


SamplesAverage people.
The ordinary (or common) man in the street.


Synonymsaverage


Similarcommon


Antonymsuncommon


English noun: ordinary

1. ordinary (person) a judge of a probate court


Broader (hypernym)judge, jurist, justice


Domain categoryjurisprudence, law

2. ordinary (state) the expected or commonplace condition or situation


SamplesNot out of the ordinary.


Broader (hypernym)condition

3. ordinary (person) a clergyman appointed to prepare condemned prisoners for death


Broader (hypernym)clergyman, man of the cloth, reverend

4. ordinary (artifact) an early bicycle with a very large front wheel and small back wheel


Synonymsordinary bicycle


Broader (hypernym)bicycle, bike, cycle, wheel

5. ordinary (artifact) (heraldry) any of several conventional figures used on shields


Broader (hypernym)armorial bearing, bearing, charge, heraldic bearing


Narrower (hyponym)bar sinister, bend, bend dexter, bend sinister, fess, fesse


Domain categoryheraldry









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