Definitions for usualˈyu ʒu əl, ˈyuʒ wəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

u•su•al*ˈyu ʒu əl, ˈyuʒ wəl(adj.)

  1. expected by reason of previous experience with the same occurrence, situation, person, etc.:

    her usual skill.

  2. commonly met with or observed in experience; ordinary:

    the usual January weather.

  3. commonplace; everyday:

    He says the usual things.

  4. (n.)something that is usual.

Idioms for usual:

  1. as usual, in the customary or habitual way.

    Category: Idiom

* Syn: usual , customary , habitual refer to something that is familiar because it is commonly met with or observed. usual indicates something that is to be expected by reason of previous experience, which shows it to occur more often than not: There were the usual crowds at the monument. customary refers to something that accords with prevailing usage or individual practice: customary courtesies; a customary afternoon nap.habitual refers to a practice that has become fixed by regular repetition: a clerk's habitual sales pitch.

Origin of usual:

1350–1400; ME (< OF usuel) < LL ūsuālis= L ūsu(s)use+-ālis -al1


Princeton's WordNet

  1. usual(adj)

    occurring or encountered or experienced or observed frequently or in accordance with regular practice or procedure

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

  2. common, usual(adj)

    commonly encountered

    "a common (or familiar) complaint"; "the usual greeting"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. usual(adjective)ˈyu ʒu əl, ˈyuʒ wəl

    normal or typical of what mostly happens

    our usual routine; He's been sick more than usual.

  2. usualˈyu ʒu əl, ˈyuʒ wəl

    in the usual way

    He stopped by on the way home as usual.


  1. usual(Adjective)

    That which most commonly occurs.

  2. Origin: From usuel, from usualis, from usus, from past participle stem of uti.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Usual(noun)

    such as is in common use; such as occurs in ordinary practice, or in the ordinary course of events; customary; ordinary; habitual; common

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'usual' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1615

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'usual' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2689

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'usual' in Adjectives Frequency: #203

Anagrams of usual

  1. luaus

Translations for usual

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


done, happening etc most often; customary

Are you going home by the usual route?; There are more people here than usual; Such behaviour is quite usual with children of that age; As usual, he was late.

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