Definitions for usualˈyu ʒu əl, ˈyuʒ wəl

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word usual

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"


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Chief Operating Officer Jean-Marc Chery:

    Business as usual is no longer an option.

  2. United Airlines:

    The language was strong, stronger than usual.

  3. The EU official:

    We need to spread the word beyond the usual suspects.

  4. Richard Gold:

    Mr. Redstone seemed his usual self, and joked with me.

  5. Winston Churchill:

    The maxim of the British people is 'Business as Usual.'

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