- ordinary ► ADJECTIVE 1) with no distinctive features; normal or usual. 2) (of a judge, archbishop, or bishop) exercising authority by virtue of office and not by delegation.► NOUN (pl. ordinaries) 1) (Ordinary) those parts of a Roman Catholic service, especially the Mass, which do not vary from day to day. 2) a rule or book laying down the order of divine service. 3) Heraldry any of the simplest principal charges used in coats of arms.● out of the ordinary — Cf. ↑out of the ordinaryDERIVATIVES ordinarily adverb ordinariness noun.ORIGIN Latin ordinarius 'orderly' , from ordo 'order' .
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Ordinarily — Or di*na*ri*ly, adv. According to established rules or settled method; as a rule; commonly; usually; in most cases; as, a winter more than ordinarily severe. [1913 Webster] Those who ordinarily pride themselves not a little upon their penetration … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
ordinarily — index as a rule, generally, invariably Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
ordinarily — [adv] usually as a rule, commonly, customarily, frequently, generally, habitually, in general, normally, regularly; concept 530 Ant. infrequently, rarely, sometimes … New thesaurus
ordinarily — [ôrd΄ n er′ə lē] adv. 1. usually; as a rule 2. in an ordinary manner or to an ordinary degree … English World dictionary
ordinarily — [[t]ɔ͟ː(r)dɪnərəli, AM ne̱rɪli[/t]] ADV: usu ADV with cl, also ADV adj, ADV before v If you say what is ordinarily the case, you are saying what is normally the case. The streets would ordinarily have been full of people. There was no one...… … English dictionary
ordinarily — /awr dn air euh lee, awr dn er euh lee/, adv. 1. most of the time; generally; usually: Ordinarily he wakes at seven. 2. in an unexceptional manner or fashion; modestly: a wealthy child who was dressed ordinarily. 3. to the usual extent;… … Universalium
ordinarily — adverb 1 (sentence adverb) usually: Ordinarily, the process of buying clothes irritates me. | It is ordinarily possible to predict the results with some accuracy. 2 in an ordinary or normal way: He was walking along quite ordinarily … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
ordinarily — or|di|na|ri|ly [ˈo:dənərıli, ˌo:dənˈeərıli US ˌo:rdənˈerıli] adv 1.) [sentence adverb] usually ▪ Ordinarily, he didn t like to go to the movies. ▪ This is not the price at which the CD is ordinarily sold. 2.) in an ordinary or normal way … Dictionary of contemporary English
ordinarily — or|di|nar|i|ly [ ɔrdn,erəli, ,ɔrdn erəli ] adverb in normal situations: NORMALLY: Ordinarily I wouldn t pay that price for a picture. I m ordinarily gone by this time … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
ordinarily — UK [ˈɔː(r)d(ə)n(ə)rəlɪ] / UK [ˌɔː(r)d(ə)nˈerəlɪ] / US [ˈɔrd(ə)nˌerəlɪ] / US [ˌɔrd(ə)nˈerəlɪ] adverb 1) in normal situations Ordinarily I wouldn t pay that sort of price for a picture. 2) British in an ordinary way She was dressed very ordinarily … English dictionary
ordinarily — adverb he ordinarily worked from home Syn: usually, normally, as a (general) rule, generally, in general, for the most part, mainly, mostly, most of the time, typically, habitually, commonly, routinely … Thesaurus of popular words