Definition of ordinary
What does the word ordinary mean?
part of speech: adjective, noun
Regular, normal, customary, usual, not exceptional, not above the usual, commonplace, (in o. appended to physician &c., by permanent appointment, not temporary or extraordinary; in an o. way I should refuse, if the circumstances were not exceptional; something out of the o.; o. seaman, abbr. O.S., lower rating than able; in-o. of ships, laid up, not in commission), whence ordinarily adv., ordinariness n.; (authority) having immediate or ex officio& not deputed jurisdiction (the O., archbishop in province, bishop in diocese; O. or Lord O. in Scotland, one of five judges of Court of Session constituting Outer House); rule or book laying down order of divine service; public meal provided at fixed time& price in tavern &c.; (Herald.) charge of earliest, simplest, & commonest kind (esp. chief, pole, bend, fess, bar, chevron, cross, saltire); ungeared bicycle (opp. safety). [Latin]