What does casual mean?

Definitions for casual
ˈkæʒ u əlca·su·al

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word casual.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. casual, insouciant, nonchalant(adj)

    marked by blithe unconcern

    "an ability to interest casual students"; "showed a casual disregard for cold weather"; "an utterly insouciant financial policy"; "an elegantly insouciant manner"; "drove his car with nonchalant abandon"; "was polite in a teasing nonchalant manner"

  2. casual(adj)

    without or seeming to be without plan or method; offhand

    "a casual remark"; "information collected by casual methods and in their spare time"

  3. casual, everyday, daily(adj)

    appropriate for ordinary or routine occasions

    "casual clothes"; "everyday clothes"

  4. casual, chance(a)(adj)

    occurring or appearing or singled out by chance

    "seek help from casual passers-by"; "a casual meeting"; "a chance occurrence"

  5. casual, cursory, passing(a), perfunctory(adj)

    hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough

    "a casual (or cursory) inspection failed to reveal the house's structural flaws"; "a passing glance"; "perfunctory courtesy"

  6. casual, occasional(adj)

    occurring from time to time

    "casual employment"; "a casual correspondence with a former teacher"; "an occasional worker"

  7. fooling, casual(adj)

    characterized by a feeling of irresponsibility

    "a broken back is nothing to be casual about; it is no fooling matter"

  8. free-and-easy, casual(adj)

    natural and unstudied

    "using their Christian names in a casual way"; "lectured in a free-and-easy style"

  9. casual, effortless(adj)

    not showing effort or strain

    "a difficult feat performed with casual mastery"; "careless grace"

Wiktionary

  1. casual(Noun)

    A worker who is only working for a company occasionally, not as its permanent employee.

  2. casual(Noun)

    A soldier temporarily at a place of duty, usually en route to another place of duty.

  3. casual(Noun)

    A member of a group of football hooligans who wear expensive designer clothing to avoid police attention; see .

  4. casual(Adjective)

    Happening by chance.

    They only had casual meetings.

  5. casual(Adjective)

    Coming without regularity; occasional or incidental.

    The purchase of donuts were just casual expenses.

  6. casual(Adjective)

    Employed irregularly

    He was just a casual worker.

  7. casual(Adjective)

    Careless.

  8. casual(Adjective)

    Happening or coming to pass without design.

  9. casual(Adjective)

    Informal, relaxed.

  10. casual(Adjective)

    Designed for informal use.

  11. Origin: (14th century) from casualis, from casus, from cadere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Casual(adj)

    happening or coming to pass without design, and without being foreseen or expected; accidental; fortuitous; coming by chance

  2. Casual(adj)

    coming without regularity; occasional; incidental; as, casual expenses

  3. Casual(noun)

    one who receives relief for a night in a parish to which he does not belong; a vagrant

Freebase

  1. Casual

    In the European tradition, casual is the dress code that emphasizes comfort and personal expression over presentation and uniformity. It is popular amongst casuals and hipsters. It includes a very wide variety of costume, so it is perhaps better defined by what it is not than what it is. The following are not considered casual wear: ⁕Ceremonial dress such as royal robes and full dress military costume ⁕Formal wear such as white tie and black tie ⁕Business professional wear such as suits and ties. Blue jeans and a T-shirt have been described as the "casual uniform". With the popularity of spectator sports in the late 20th century, a good deal of athletic gear has influenced casual wear. Clothing worn for manual labor also falls into casual wear. While utilitarian costume comes to mind first for casual dress, however, there is also a wide range of flamboyance and theatricality. Punk costume is a striking example. Madonna introduced a great deal of lace, jewelry, and cosmetics into casual wear during the 1980s. More recently, hip hop fashion has played up elaborate jewelry and luxurious materials worn in conjunction with athletic gear and the clothing of manual labor. Casual wear is typically the dress code in which new forms of gender expression are attempted before being accepted into semi-casual or semi-formal situations. An obvious example is masculine jewelry, which was once considered shocking or titillating even in casual circles, and is now hardly noteworthy in semi-formal situations. Amelia Bloomer introduced trousers for women as a casual alternative to formal hoops and skirts. In a recent mirror image, sarongs and other skirts have been embraced by a few men of the European tradition as a casual alternative to formal trousers. Both of these innovations caused great embarrassment in formal circles.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Casual

    kash′ū-al, adj. accidental: unforeseen: occasional.—n. a chance or occasional visitor, labourer, pauper, &c.—n. Cas′ualism, the belief that chance governs all things.—adv. Cas′ually, in a casual manner.—n. Cas′ualty, that which falls out: an accident: a misfortune: (pl.) losses of a military force by death, desertion, &c.: an incidental charge or payment.—Casualties of superiority, in the feudal law of Scotland, such emoluments arising to the superior as depend on uncertain events—those of non-entry, relief or composition, and escheat alone remaining, but considerably modified by the Conveyancing Act of 1874.—Casualty ward, the ward in a hospital in which accidents are treated; Casual ward, a ward set apart for the use of those who are only occasionally in destitution. [L. casualiscasus. See Case.]

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. casual

    See transient.

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British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'casual' in Adjectives Frequency: #666

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of casual in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of casual in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of casual in a Sentence

  1. The CDC:

    The virus is not transmitted through casual contact.

  2. Lisa Boldt:

    It was so casual, so common. We thought, why not go all in ?

  3. Lauren Rothman:

    The rest of the world might be adopting more casual workwear.

  4. Guy Finley:

    Spend everyday casual, but industrious Every moment alert, but relaxed.

  5. Friedrich Nietzsche:

    A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows us that faith proves nothing.

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Translations for casual

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  • عرArabic
  • случаен, непредвиден, небрежен, неофициален, инцидентенBulgarian
  • informal, casual, ocasionalCatalan, Valencian
  • náhodný, občasný, příležitostný, brigádníkCzech
  • afslappetDanish
  • unmethodisch, sportlich, gelegentlich, ungezwungen, zufällig, leger, gleichgültig, beiläufigGerman
  • περιστασιακός, τυχαίος, απρόβλεπτοςGreek
  • deportivo, ocasional, casualSpanish
  • occasionnelFrench
  • hétköznapi, alkalmi, alkalmi munkás, közvetlen, nemtörődöm, váratlan, lezser, kényelmes, fesztelen, véletlenHungarian
  • casualeItalian
  • 普段, カジュアル, 偶然, 日用, 思い掛けない, 非正規雇用Japanese
  • შემთხვევითიGeorgian
  • 평상복Korean
  • ōpaki, pakiraraMāori
  • tilfeldigNorwegian
  • codzienny, dorywczy, niedbały, doraźny, sezonowy, przypadkowyPolish
  • небрежный, неформальный, сезонный, случайный, неофициальный, временный, непроизвольный, непарадный, непреднамеренный, повседневныйRussian
  • şans eseri, rahat, tesadüfen, boşverci, sportif, arasıra, rastgeleTurkish
  • випадковийUkrainian

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