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Definitions for extraordinary
ɪkˈstrɔr dnˌɛr i, ˌɛk strəˈɔr-ex·tra·or·di·na·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. extraordinaryadjective

    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, sinfuladjective

    far more than usual or expected

    "an extraordinary desire for approval"; "it was an over-the-top experience"

  3. extraordinary(p)adjective

    (of an official) serving an unusual or special function in addition to those of the regular officials

    "an ambassador extraordinary"

Wiktionary

  1. extraordinaryadjective

    Not ordinary; exceptional; unusual;

  2. Etymology: Latin extraordinarius, from extra ordinem, "outside the order".

Webster Dictionary

  1. Extraordinaryadjective

    beyond or out of the common order or method; not usual, customary, regular, or ordinary; as, extraordinary evils; extraordinary remedies

  2. Extraordinaryadjective

    exceeding the common degree, measure. or condition; hence, remarkable; uncommon; rare; wonderful; as, extraordinary talents or grandeur

  3. Extraordinaryadjective

    employed or sent upon an unusual or special service; as, an ambassador extraordinary

  4. Extraordinarynoun

    that which is extraordinary; -- used especially in the plural; as, extraordinaries excepted, there is nothing to prevent success

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

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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

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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

Examples of extraordinary in a Sentence

  1. Barack Obama:

    And my experience has been that Nancy Pelosi knows how to do that, and she was an extraordinary partner for me throughout my presidency.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    Readily people do not accept any ordinary to behave like an extraordinary unless and until some extraordinary but preferably wealthy approves him to be not ordinary.

  3. Darren Criss:

    It adds something to the performance. when Edgar Ramirez goes to those Biedermeier closets [in Versace’s bedroom], they were the same closets Versace spent a year building and they’ve been lovingly maintained. They were extraordinary.

  4. Nick Parsons:

    We've had a 10 percent decline in six hours. That's simply extraordinary. And a vote to leave provides an existential crisis for Europe.

  5. Colin Reed:

    We’re launching this new brand with Blake Shelton, and I think that’s the exciting thing for our company, blake has been an artist who we have witnessed up close and personal for over 10 years now. We’ve watched his career go through this period, we’re friends with him and we have an extraordinary amount of regard for him.

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    the domain ruled by an emperor or empress; the region over which imperial dominion is exercised
    • A. aspiration
    • B. humility
    • C. empire
    • D. rapture

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