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or·di·nar·y

 (ôr′dn-ĕr′ē)
adj.
1. Commonly encountered; usual: an ordinary delay at the bridge tolls. See Synonyms at common.
2.
a. Of no exceptional ability, degree, or quality; average: ordinary people; ordinary black tea.
b. Not particularly good; not better than average: The service was good, but the food was very ordinary.
3. Law Having direct authority to decide a case, rather than being delegated that power, as a judge.
4. Mathematics Designating a differential equation containing no more than one independent variable.
n. pl. or·di·nar·ies
1. The usual or normal condition or course of events: Nothing out of the ordinary occurred.
2. Law A judge with direct authority as opposed to delegated authority to decide a case.
3. often Ordinary Ecclesiastical
a. The parts of the Mass that remain unchanged from day to day.
b. A division of the Roman Breviary containing the unchangeable parts of the office other than the Psalms.
c. A cleric, such as the residential bishop of a diocese, with ordinary jurisdiction over a specified territory.
4. Heraldry One of the simplest and commonest charges, such as the bend and the cross.
5. Chiefly British
a. A complete meal provided at a fixed price.
b. A tavern or inn providing such a meal.

[Middle English ordinarie, from Old French, from Latin ōrdinārius, from ōrdō, ōrdin-, order; see ar- in Indo-European roots.]

or′di·nar′i·ness n.

ordinary

(ˈɔːdənrɪ)
adj
1. of common or established type or occurrence
2. familiar, everyday, or unexceptional
3. uninteresting or commonplace
4. (Law) having regular or ex officio jurisdiction: an ordinary judge.
5. (Mathematics) maths (of a differential equation) containing two variables only and derivatives of one of the variables with respect to the other
n, pl -naries
6. a common or average situation, amount, or degree (esp in the phrase out of the ordinary)
7. a normal or commonplace person or thing
8. (Law) civil law a judge who exercises jurisdiction in his own right
9. (Ecclesiastical Terms) (usually capital) an ecclesiastic, esp a bishop, holding an office to which certain jurisdictional powers are attached
10. (Ecclesiastical Terms) RC Church
a. the parts of the Mass that do not vary from day to day. Compare proper13
b. a prescribed form of divine service, esp the Mass
11. (Automotive Engineering) the US name for penny-farthing
12. (Heraldry) heraldry any of several conventional figures, such as the bend, the fesse, and the cross, commonly charged upon shields
13. (Historical Terms) history a clergyman who visited condemned prisoners before their death
14. obsolete
a. a meal provided regularly at a fixed price
b. the inn providing such meals
15. in ordinary Brit (used esp in titles) in regular service or attendance: physician in ordinary to the sovereign.
[C16: (adj) and C13: (some n senses): ultimately from Latin ordinārius orderly, from ordō order]

or•di•nar•y

(ˈɔr dnˌɛr i)

adj., n., pl. -nar•ies. adj.
1. of no special quality or interest; commonplace; unexceptional.
2. plain or undistinguished.
3. somewhat inferior or below average; mediocre.
4. customary; usual; normal.
5. (of jurisdiction) immediate, as contrasted with that which is delegated.
6. (of officials) belonging to the regular staff or the fully recognized class.
n.
7. the commonplace or average condition, degree, etc.: ability far above the ordinary.
8. something regular, customary, or usual.
9. the service of the Mass exclusive of the proper.
10. (formerly, in England) a member of the clergy appointed to prepare condemned prisoners for death.
11. a bishop, archbishop, or other ecclesiastic or his deputy, in his capacity as an ex officio ecclesiastical authority.
12. (in some U.S. states) a judge of a court of probate.
13. Brit. a complete meal at a restaurant or inn with all courses included at one fixed price.
14. a restaurant, public house, or dining room serving all customers the same standard meal or fare.
15. a high bicycle of an early type, with one large wheel in front and one small wheel behind.
16. a simple, common heraldic charge, as the chevron.
Idioms:
1. in ordinary, in regular service: a physician in ordinary to the king.
2. out of the ordinary,
a. unusual.
b. unusually good.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Latin ōrdinārius regular, of the usual order. See order]
or′di•nar`i•ness, n.
syn: See common.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ordinary - a judge of a probate courtordinary - a judge of a probate court    
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
judge, jurist, justice - a public official authorized to decide questions brought before a court of justice
2.ordinary - the expected or commonplace condition or situation; "not out of the ordinary"
condition - a mode of being or form of existence of a person or thing; "the human condition"
3.ordinary - a clergyman appointed to prepare condemned prisoners for death
clergyman, man of the cloth, reverend - a member of the clergy and a spiritual leader of the Christian Church
4.ordinary - an early bicycle with a very large front wheel and small back wheelordinary - an early bicycle with a very large front wheel and small back wheel
bicycle, bike, cycle, wheel - a wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedals
5.ordinary - (heraldry) any of several conventional figures used on shields
bend dexter, bend - diagonal line traversing a shield from the upper right corner to the lower left
armorial bearing, heraldic bearing, bearing, charge - heraldry consisting of a design or image depicted on a shield
fess, fesse - (heraldry) an ordinary consisting of a broad horizontal band across a shield
heraldry - the study and classification of armorial bearings and the tracing of genealogies
bend sinister, bar sinister - a mark of bastardy; lines from top right to bottom left
Adj.1.ordinary - not exceptional in any way especially in quality or ability or size or degree; "ordinary everyday objects"; "ordinary decency"; "an ordinary day"; "an ordinary wine"
common - having no special distinction or quality; widely known or commonly encountered; average or ordinary or usual; "the common man"; "a common sailor"; "the common cold"; "a common nuisance"; "followed common procedure"; "it is common knowledge that she lives alone"; "the common housefly"; "a common brand of soap"
usual - occurring or encountered or experienced or observed frequently or in accordance with regular practice or procedure; "grew the usual vegetables"; "the usual summer heat"; "came at the usual time"; "the child's usual bedtime"
extraordinary - beyond what is ordinary or usual; highly unusual or exceptional or remarkable; "extraordinary authority"; "an extraordinary achievement"; "her extraordinary beauty"; "enjoyed extraordinary popularity"; "an extraordinary capacity for work"; "an extraordinary session of the legislature"
2.ordinary - lacking special distinction, rank, or status; commonly encountered; "average people"; "the ordinary (or common) man in the street"
common - having no special distinction or quality; widely known or commonly encountered; average or ordinary or usual; "the common man"; "a common sailor"; "the common cold"; "a common nuisance"; "followed common procedure"; "it is common knowledge that she lives alone"; "the common housefly"; "a common brand of soap"

ordinary

adjective

ordinary

adjectivenoun
A regular or customary matter, condition, or course of events:
Translations
عاديعادي، ليس ذا جَوْدَةٍ عاليَهعَادِيٌّمؤلوف
obyčejný
almindelignormalordinærsædvanlig
tavallinenairutkuvio
običan
rendesszokásos
vanalegur, eîlilegur
普通の
보통의정규
ne toks kaip visadane toks kaip visų
ikdienišķsparastsviduvējs
navaden
vanligordinär
อย่างธรรมดา
bình thường

ordinary

[ˈɔːdnrɪ]
A. ADJ
1. (= usual, normal) [milk, coffee] → normal, corriente
it has 25 calories less than ordinary ice creamtiene 25 calorías menos que el helado normal or corriente
my ordinary doctorel médico al que voy normalmente
I'd rather wear my ordinary clothesprefiero usar mi ropa normal
the heat made ordinary life almost impossibleel calor hacía la vida normal casi imposible
in ordinary useusado normalmente
in the ordinary waynormalmente
2. (= unremarkable, average) → normal y corriente
it was just an ordinary weekend for uspara nosotros no era más que un fin de semana cualquiera or un fin de semana normal y corriente
he's a normal, ordinary guyes un tipo normal y corriente
it's not what you'd call an ordinary presentno es lo que se dice un regalo de todos los días
an ordinary citizenun simple ciudadanoun ciudadano de a pie
it was no ordinary barno era un bar corriente
your life since then must have seemed very ordinarytu vida desde entonces debe de haberte parecido demasiado normal
the meal was very ordinary (pej) → la comida fue bastante mediocre, la comida no fue nada del otro mundo or del otro jueves
B. N
a man above the ordinaryun hombre fuera de serie, un hombre excepcional
a cut above the ordinaryfuera de serie
out of the ordinaryfuera de lo común, extraordinario
C. CPD ordinary degree N (Brit) (Univ) → diploma m título universitario de categoría inferior al Honours degree DEGREE Ordinary Grade N (Scot) (formerly) nivel medio de la enseñanza secundariaBachillerato m Unificado y Polivalente (Sp)
Ordinary Level N (Brit) (formerly) nivel medio de la enseñanza secundariaBachillerato m Unificado y Polivalente (Sp)
Ordinary National Certificate N (Brit) → diploma m de técnico especialista
Ordinary National Diploma N (Brit) diploma profesionaldiploma m de técnico especialista
ordinary seaman N (Brit) (Navy) → marinero m
ordinary shares NPLacciones fpl ordinarias

ordinary

[ˈɔːrdənəri] adj
(gen)ordinaire
an ordinary day → une journée ordinaire
an ordinary family → une famille ordinaire
He's just an ordinary guy → C'est juste un type ordinaire.
What do ordinary people think of modern art? → Qu'est-ce que les gens ordinaires pensent de l'art moderne?
(pejorative)ordinaire
to be very ordinary → être très ordinaire out of the ordinaryordinary degree n (British)licence fordinary seaman n (British)matelot mordinary shares nplactions fpl ordinaires

ordinary

adj
(= usual)gewöhnlich, normal; to do something in the ordinary wayetw auf die normale or gewöhnliche Art und Weise tun; in the ordinary way I would …normalerweise or gewöhnlich würde ich …; ordinary usenormaler Gebrauch; my ordinary doctorder Arzt, zu dem ich normalerweise gehe
(= average)normal, durchschnittlich; (= nothing special, commonplace)gewöhnlich, alltäglich; the ordinary Englishmander normale Engländer; a very ordinary kind of personein ganz gewöhnlicher Mensch; this is no ordinary cardies ist kein gewöhnliches Auto
n
out of the ordinaryaußergewöhnlich, außerordentlich; nothing/something out of the ordinarynichts/etwas Außergewöhnliches or Ungewöhnliches; to be a cut above the ordinarybesser als der Durchschnitt sein; intelligence above the ordinaryüberdurchschnittliche or außergewöhnliche Intelligenz
(form) physician/painter in ordinary to the kingköniglicher Leibarzt/Hofmaler
(Eccl) the ordinary of the massOrdo mMissae

ordinary

:
Ordinary grade
n (Brit) = O grade
Ordinary level
n (Brit) = O level
Ordinary National Certificate
n (Brit) Qualifikationsnachweis von einer Fachschule
Ordinary National Diploma
n (Brit) Diplom einer technischen Fachschule
ordinary seaman
nMaat m
ordinary share
n (Fin) → Stammaktie f

ordinary

[ˈɔːdnrɪ]
1. adj
a. (usual) → abituale, solito/a
in the ordinary way (in the normal fashion) → nel solito modo (generally) → normalmente, di norma
in ordinary use → usato/a normalmente
b. (average) → comune, normale (pej) → mediocre, ordinario/a
the ordinary Italian → l'italiano qualunque
the meal was very ordinary → il pranzo non era niente di speciale
2. n out of the ordinarydiverso/a dal solito, fuori dell'ordinario

ordinary

(ˈoːdənəri) adjective
1. usual; normal. She was behaving in a perfectly ordinary manner.
2. not unusually good etc. Some people like his poetry but I think it's rather ordinary.
ˈordinarily adverb
usually.
out of the ordinary
unusual. I don't consider her behaviour at all out of the ordinary.

ordinary

عَادِيٌّ obyčejný almindelig gewöhnlich συνηθισμένος corriente tavallinen ordinaire običan ordinario 普通の 보통의 gewoon hverdagslig zwykły comum обычный vanlig อย่างธรรมดา sıradan bình thường 普通的

ordinary

a. ordinario-a, corriente, común.
References in classic literature ?
Perhaps Meg felt, without understanding why, that they were not particularly cultivated or intelligent people, and that all their gilding could not quite conceal the ordinary material of which they were made.
The garden that had been so mysterious and vast, a place that with Seth beside her might have become the background for strange and wonderful adven- tures, now seemed no more than an ordinary Wines- burg back yard, quite definite and limited in its outlines.
At first Tom and his friends thought they were in for no more than an ordinary blow, but as the storm progressed, and the passengers became aware of the anxiety on the part of the officers and crew, the alarm spread among them.
Pontellier did not wear her usual Tuesday reception gown; she was in ordinary house dress.
Erect, his stature surpassed that of his fellows; though seated, he appeared reduced within the ordinary limits of the race.
It is very seldom that mere ordinary people like John and myself secure ancestral halls for the summer.
These men, whom she had found so relapsed into barbarism that they had forgotten the most ordinary forms of civilization; these men, even in whose extravagant admiration there was a certain loss of self-respect, that as a woman she would never forgive; these men, who seemed to belong to another race--impossible
And inaudible, too, by mortal ear, but heard with all-comprehending love and pity in the farthest heaven, that almost agony of prayer --now whispered, now a groan, now a struggling silence--wherewith she besought the Divine assistance through the day Evidently, this is to be a day of more than ordinary trial to Miss Hepzibah, who, for above a quarter of a century gone by, has dwelt in strict seclusion, taking no part in the business of life, and just as little in its intercourse and pleasures.
The wiser effort would have been to diffuse thought and imagination through the opaque substance of to-day, and thus to make it a bright transparency; to spiritualise the burden that began to weigh so heavily; to seek, resolutely, the true and indestructible value that lay hidden in the petty and wearisome incidents, and ordinary characters with which I was now conversant.
Its limbs were gnarled and fantastic, large enough to form trunks for ordinary trees, twisting down almost to the earth, and rising again into the air.
I could only get on at all by taking "nature" into my confidence and my account, by treating my monstrous ordeal as a push in a direction unusual, of course, and unpleasant, but demanding, after all, for a fair front, only another turn of the screw of ordinary human virtue.
But previous to turning in, I took my heavy bearskin jacket, and threw it over him, as it promised to be a very cold night; and he had nothing but his ordinary round jacket on.