Definitions for extraordinaryɪkˈstrɔr dnˌɛr i, ˌɛk strəˈɔr-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ex•traor•di•nar•yɪkˈstrɔr dnˌɛr i, ˌɛk strəˈɔr-(adj.)

  1. being beyond what is usual, regular, or established:

    extraordinary costs.

  2. exceptional to a high degree; noteworthy; remarkable:

    extraordinary speed.

  3. having a special, often temporary task or responsibility:

    minister extraordinary.

  4. held for a special purpose:

    an extraordinary meeting.

Origin of extraordinary:

1425–75; extraordinarie < L extrāordinārius. See extra -, ordinary

ex•traor′di•nar`i•ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. extraordinary(adj)

    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. extraordinary, over-the-top, sinful(adj)

    far more than usual or expected

    "an extraordinary desire for approval"; "it was an over-the-top experience"

  3. extraordinary(p)(adj)

    (of an official) serving an unusual or special function in addition to those of the regular officials

    "an ambassador extraordinary"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. extraordinary(adjective)ɪkˈstrɔr dnˌɛr i, ˌɛk strəˈɔr-

    strange or surprising

    his stories about his extraordinary adventures

  2. extraordinaryɪkˈstrɔr dnˌɛr i, ˌɛk strəˈɔr-

    ≠ ordinary

    We received an extraordinary number of calls.; What you all did to help us was extraordinary.; an extraordinarily talented musician

Wiktionary

  1. extraordinary(Adjective)

    Not ordinary; exceptional; unusual;

  2. Origin: Latin extraordinarius, from extra ordinem, "outside the order".

Webster Dictionary

  1. Extraordinary(adj)

    beyond or out of the common order or method; not usual, customary, regular, or ordinary; as, extraordinary evils; extraordinary remedies

  2. Extraordinary(adj)

    exceeding the common degree, measure. or condition; hence, remarkable; uncommon; rare; wonderful; as, extraordinary talents or grandeur

  3. Extraordinary(adj)

    employed or sent upon an unusual or special service; as, an ambassador extraordinary

  4. Extraordinary(noun)

    that which is extraordinary; -- used especially in the plural; as, extraordinaries excepted, there is nothing to prevent success

Freebase

  1. ExtraOrdinary

    ExtraOrdinary is an EP by Nizlopi, released in 2006.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'extraordinary' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3339

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'extraordinary' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4218

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'extraordinary' in Adjectives Frequency: #452


Translations for extraordinary

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

extraordinary(adjective)

surprising; unusual

What an extraordinary thing to say!; She wears the most extraordinary clothes.

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