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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


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

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




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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