ordinary

Definitions


[ˈɔːd(ə)n(ə)ri], (Adjective)

Definitions:
- with no special or distinctive features; normal
(e.g: he sets out to depict ordinary people)

- (especially of a judge or bishop) exercising authority by virtue of office and not by deputation.


Phrases:
- in ordinary
- in the ordinary way
- out of the ordinary

Origin:
late Middle English: the noun partly via Old French; the adjective from Latin ordinarius ‘orderly’ (reinforced by French ordinaire), from ordo, ordin- ‘order’


[ˈɔːd(ə)n(ə)ri], (Noun)

Definitions:
- what is commonplace or standard
(e.g: their clichés were vested with enough emotion to elevate them above the ordinary)

- a judge who exercises authority by virtue of office and not by deputation.

- a member of the clergy, such as an archbishop in a province or a bishop in a diocese, with immediate jurisdiction.

- those parts of a Roman Catholic service, especially the Mass, which do not vary from day to day.

- any of the simplest principal charges used in coats of arms (especially chief, pale, bend, fess, bar, chevron, cross, saltire).


- a meal provided at a fixed time and price at an inn.

- a penny-farthing bicycle.


Phrases:
- in ordinary
- in the ordinary way
- out of the ordinary

Origin:




definition by Oxford Dictionaries