Word Focus

focusing on words and literature





Definitions and Synonyms of ordinary | Another word for ordinary | What is ordinary?

Definition 1: (heraldry) any of several conventional figures used on shields - [noun denoting artifact]

(ordinary is a kind of ...) heraldry consisting of a design or image depicted on a shield

(... is a kind of ordinary ) diagonal line traversing a shield from the upper right corner to the lower left

(... is a kind of ordinary ) (heraldry) an ordinary consisting of a broad horizontal band across a shield

(... is a kind of ordinary ) a mark of bastardy; lines from top right to bottom left

(ordinary belongs to category ...) the study and classification of armorial bearings and the tracing of genealogies

Definition 2: an early bicycle with a very large front wheel and small back wheel - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for ordinary in the sense of this definition

(ordinary is a kind of ...) a wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedals

Definition 3: a clergyman appointed to prepare condemned prisoners for death - [noun denoting person]

(ordinary is a kind of ...) a member of the clergy and a spiritual leader of the Christian Church

Definition 4: a judge of a probate court - [noun denoting person]

(ordinary is a kind of ...) a public official authorized to decide questions brought before a court of justice

(ordinary belongs to category ...) the collection of rules imposed by authority

"civilization presupposes respect for the law" "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

Definition 5: the expected or commonplace condition or situation - [noun denoting state]

Samples where ordinary or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • not out of the ordinary

(ordinary is a kind of ...) a mode of being or form of existence of a person or thing

"the human condition"

Definition 6: not exceptional in any way especially in quality or ability or size or degree - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where ordinary or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • ordinary everyday objects
  • ordinary decency
  • an ordinary day
  • an ordinary wine

(ordinary is similar to ...) not special in any way; lacking distinction

"run-of-the-mill boxing" "your run-of-the-mine college graduate" "a unexceptional an incident as can be found in a lawyer's career"

(ordinary is similar to ...) being neither good nor bad

"an indifferent performance" "a gifted painter but an indifferent actor" "her work at the office is passable" "a so-so golfer" "feeling only so-so" "prepared a tolerable dinner" "a tolerable working knowledge of French"

(ordinary is similar to ...) found in the ordinary course of events

"a placid everyday scene" "it was a routine day" "there's nothing quite like a real...train conductor to add color to a quotidian commute"

(ordinary is similar to ...) according to ordinary expectations

(ordinary is similar to ...) completely ordinary and unremarkable

"air travel has now become commonplace" "commonplace everyday activities"

(ordinary is similar to ...) to be expected; standard

"common decency"

(ordinary is similar to ...) lacking distinct or individual characteristics; dull and uninteresting

"women dressed in nondescript clothes" "a nondescript novel"

(ordinary is similar to ...) (formal) ordinary and not refined

"he felt contempt for all banausic occupations"

(ordinary is similar to ...) lacking exceptional quality or ability

"a novel of average merit" "only a fair performance of the sonata" "in fair health" "the caliber of the students has gone from mediocre to above average" "the performance was middling at best"

(means also ...) 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"

(means also ...) 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"

(... are attributes of ordinary) the quality of being commonplace and ordinary

Definition 7: lacking special distinction, rank, or status; commonly encountered - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where ordinary or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • average people
  • the ordinary (or common) man in the street

Synonyms for ordinary in the sense of this definition

(ordinary is similar to ...) 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"

More words

Another word for ordinariness

Another word for ordinarily

Another word for ordinand

Another word for ordinance

Another word for ordinal number

Another word for ordinary annuity

Another word for ordinary bicycle

Another word for ordinary care

Another word for ordinary life insurance

Another word for ordinary shares


Other word for ordinary shares

ordinary shares meaning and synonyms

How to pronounce ordinary shares