What does extraordinary mean?

Definitions for extraordinaryɪkˈstrɔr dnˌɛr i, ˌɛk strəˈɔr-

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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"

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

  5. Origin: [L. extraordinarius; extra on the outside + ordinarius: cf. F. extraordinaire. See Ordinary.]

Freebase

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Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Extraordinary

    eks-tror′di-nar-i, or eks-trä-or′-, adj. beyond ordinary: not usual or regular: wonderful: special or supernumerary, as 'physician extraordinary' in a royal household, and 'extraordinary professor' in a German university, both being inferior to the ordinary official.—n.pl. Extraor′dinaries, things that exceed the usual order, kind, or method.—adv. Extraor′dinarily.—n. Extraor′dinariness. [L. extra, outside, ordoinis, order.]

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

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of extraordinary in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of extraordinary in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. George Will:

    It is extraordinary how extraordinary the ordinary person is.

  2. Pope Francis:

    They responded with extraordinary creativity to the commandment of love of God and neighbor.

  3. Ren Larison:

    Really, the striping is kind of extraordinary, so you need something extraordinary to explain it.

  4. William Bull Halsey:

    There are no extraordinary men...just extraordinary circumstances that ordinary men are forced to deal with.

  5. Rafael Resendes:

    We've seen extraordinary returns from stocks like Gilead, but we haven't been taking on any new positions until we find extraordinary discounts.

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