Ordinary - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈɔːrdneri|  American pronunciation of the word ordinary
Brit.  |ˈɔːdɪn(ə)ri|  British pronunciation of the word ordinary


- a judge of a probate court
- the expected or commonplace condition or situation
- a clergyman appointed to prepare condemned prisoners for death
- an early bicycle with a very large front wheel and small back wheel
- (heraldry) any of several conventional figures used on shields


- lacking special distinction, rank, or status; commonly encountered(syn: average)


They've had the ordinary problems associated with starting a new business.

My wife thought our guide was strange, but he seemed perfectly ordinary to me.

The meal was ordinary and uninspired.

His books are very mean and ordinary.

It's just an ordinary camera.

The book is about ordinary people.

Art should be part of ordinary life.

It is good because it is written in friendly, ordinary language.

Anything out of the ordinary made her nervous.

The money is taxed as income in the ordinary way.

This is no ordinary car.

Ruiz is no ordinary prisoner.

I thought the paintings were pretty ordinary.

the ordinary (or common) man in the street

From the beginning, it was apparent that she was not an ordinary child.

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