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Definitions for extraordinary
ɪkˈstrɔr dnˌɛr i, ˌɛk strəˈɔr-ex·traor·di·nary

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. extraordinary(adj)

    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, sinful(adj)

    far more than usual or expected

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

  3. extraordinary(p)(adj)

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

    "an ambassador extraordinary"

Wiktionary

  1. extraordinary(Adjective)

    Not ordinary; exceptional; unusual;

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Extraordinary(adj)

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

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

  2. Extraordinary(adj)

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

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

  3. Extraordinary(adj)

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

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

  4. Extraordinary(noun)

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

    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. Sandra Magnus:

    We want them to happen because people have the skill sets and they're available to do the job, on the other hand, it's important for young women to see women role models doing extraordinary things.

  2. Bruce Aylward:

    The world is in your debt, the people of that city have gone through an extraordinary period and they're still going through it.

  3. Oprah Winfrey:

    Be more splendid, more extraordinary. Use every moment to fill yourself up.

  4. Reese Witherspoon:

    I was just thrilled to get the call because I feel like I've heard so much about this event and it is an extraordinary night to celebrate women and all they've accomplished in their different industries, ... Women are infinitely capable of doing amazing things.

  5. Marquis de Sade:

    It has, moreover, been proven that horror, nastiness, and the frightful are what give pleasure when one fornicates. Beauty is a simple thing ugliness is the exceptional thing. And fiery imaginations, no doubt, always prefer the extraordinary thing to the simple thing.

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