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Adjective: ordinary  'or-du,ne-ree [N. Amer], or-d(u)n-(u-)ree or or-di-n(u-)ree [Brit]
  1. Not exceptional in any way especially in quality, ability, size or degree
    "ordinary everyday objects"; "ordinary decency"; "an ordinary day"; "an ordinary wine"
  2. Lacking special distinction, rank, or status; commonly encountered
    "the ordinary man in the street";
    - average
  3. (law) having regular jurisdiction
Noun: ordinary  'or-du,ne-ree [N. Amer], or-d(u)n-(u-)ree or or-di-n(u-)ree [Brit]
  1. (law) a judge of a probate court
  2. The expected or commonplace condition or situation
    "not out of the ordinary"
  3. A clergyman appointed to prepare condemned prisoners for death
  4. An early bicycle with a very large front wheel and small back wheel
    - ordinary bicycle
  5. (heraldry) any of several conventional figures used on shields

Derived forms: ordinaries

See also: average, banausic, bog-standard [Brit, informal], characterless, common, commonplace, cut-and-dried, cut-and-dry, everyday, fair, indifferent, mediocre, middling, mine run, mundane, mundaneness, mundanity, nondescript, ordinariness, quotidian, routine, run-of-the-mill, run-of-the-mine, so-so, undistinguished, unexceptional, unremarkable, usual, workaday

Type of: armorial bearing, bearing, bicycle, bike, charge, clergyman, condition, cycle, heraldic bearing, judge, jurist, justice, man of the cloth, reverend

Antonym: extraordinary

Encyclopedia: Ordinary, Virginia