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.)
expected by reason of previous experience with the same occurrence, situation, person, etc.:
her usual skill.
commonly met with or observed in experience; ordinary:
the usual January weather.
He says the usual things.
(n.)something that is usual.
Idioms for usual:
as usual, in the customary or habitual way.
* 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
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"
"a common (or familiar) complaint"; "the usual greeting"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
usual(adjective)ˈyu ʒu əl, ˈyuʒ wəl
normal or typical of what mostly happens
our usual routine; He's been sick more than usual.
usualˈyu ʒu əl, ˈyuʒ wəl
in the usual way
He stopped by on the way home as usual.
That which most commonly occurs.
Origin: From usuel, from usualis, from usus, from past participle stem of uti.
such as is in common use; such as occurs in ordinary practice, or in the ordinary course of events; customary; ordinary; habitual; common
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Rank popularity for the word 'usual' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1615
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'usual' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2689
Rank popularity for the word 'usual' in Adjectives Frequency: #203
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.
- habitualPortuguese (BR)
- obvyklý, obvykleCzech
- συνήθης, συνηθισμένοςGreek
- habitual, acostumbrado, comúnSpanish
- همیشگی؛ معمولFarsi
- सामान्य, आम, साधारणHindi
- venjulegur, vanalegurIcelandic
- solito, abitualeItalian
- 평상시의, 여느 때의Korean
- همیشگی؛ معمولPersian
- .معمولي، عادي، دودىPashto
- uzual, obişnuitRomanian
- vanlig, vanligtSwedish
- her zamanki, alışılmış, olağanTurkish
- 通常的Chinese (Trad.)
- عام، حسب معمولUrdu
- thông thườngVietnamese
- 通常的Chinese (Simp.)
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