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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

How to pronounce extraordinary?

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How to say extraordinary in sign language?

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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. Anuj Somany:

    An extraordinary post of an ordinary, simple netizen is liked usually by none of the people in his individual, social media circle but if the same is shared by a person having a lot of money then it is liked by many ones and when it is done by a honey girl, the support to the same post is going to be the most. Such an absurd mentality is seen in the majority of the population who vote.

  2. Gary Bettman:

    While the regular season was largely completed, we had a number of teams that were on the bubble, and you know we have extraordinary competitive balance (in the NHL) and any of those teams that were on the bubble outside of the top 16 in each conference had a legitimate chance of making the playoffs, some more than others. And we decided we needed a play-in round to give those teams a chance to ultimately make the playoffs, and that's going to be a best-of-five series.

  3. Mike Pompeo:

    Thanks to the extraordinary courage and capabilities of our military, the support of our intelligence professionals, and our diplomatic efforts, the hostage will be reunited with his family, we will never abandon any American taken hostage.

  4. United States:

    North Korea remains an extraordinary threat and requires continued vigilance, we acknowledge that North Korea has neared a point where North Korea could credibly strike regional allies, United States territory and our forward-deployed forces.

  5. Adam Silver:

    For 22 years, I had a courtside seat to watch David in action, he was a mentor and one of my dearest friends. We spent countless hours in the office, at arenas and on planes wherever the game would take us. Like every NBA legend, David had extraordinary talents, but with him it was always about the fundamentals preparation, attention to detail, and hard work.

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