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Definition 1: occurring or encountered or experienced or observed frequently or in accordance with regular practice or procedure - [adjective denoting all]

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

  • grew the usual vegetables
  • the usual summer heat
  • came at the usual time
  • the child's usual bedtime

(usual is similar to ...) commonly used or practiced; usual

"his accustomed thoroughness" "took his customary morning walk" "his habitual comment" "with her wonted candor"

(usual is similar to ...) habitual

"a chronic smoker"

(usual is similar to ...) in accord with regular practice or procedure

"took his regular morning walk" "her regular 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 usual) commonness by virtue of not being unusual

Definition 2: commonly encountered - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • a common (or familiar) complaint
  • the usual greeting

Synonyms for usual in the sense of this definition

(usual is similar to ...) within normal everyday experience; common and ordinary; not strange

"familiar ordinary objects found in every home" "a familiar everyday scene" "a familiar excuse" "a day like any other filled with familiar duties and experiences"

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