What does mundane mean?

Definitions for mundane
mʌnˈdeɪn, ˈmʌn deɪnmun·dane

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. everyday, mundane, quotidian, routine, unremarkable, workadayadjective

    found in the ordinary course of events

    "a placid everyday scene"; "it was a routine day"; "there's nothing quite like a real...train conductor to add color to a quotidian commute"- Anita Diamant

  2. mundane, terrestrialadjective

    concerned with the world or worldly matters

    "mundane affairs"; "he developed an immense terrestrial practicality"

  3. mundane, terreneadjective

    belonging to this earth or world; not ideal or heavenly

    "not a fairy palace; yet a mundane wonder of unimagined kind"; "so terrene a being as himself"


  1. Mundaneadjective

    Commonplace; ordinary; banal.


  1. mundanenoun

    A person considered to be "normal", not part of the elite group.

  2. mundaneadjective

    worldly, earthly, profane, vulgar as opposed to heavenly

  3. mundaneadjective

    Pertaining to the Universe, cosmos or physical reality, as opposed to the spiritual world.

  4. mundaneadjective

    ordinary; not new

  5. mundaneadjective

    tedious; repetitive and boring

  6. Etymology: From mundanus, from mundus.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Mundaneadjective

    Belonging to the world.

    Etymology: mundanus, Lat.

    The platonical hypothesis of a mundane soul will relieve us. Joseph Glanvill, Scep.

    The atoms which now constitute heaven and earth, being once separate in the mundane space, could never without God, by their mechanical affections, have convened into this present frame of things. Richard Bentley, Sermons.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mundaneadjective

    of or pertaining to the world; worldly; earthly; terrestrial; as, the mundane sphere

  2. Etymology: [L. mundanus, fr. mundus the world, an implement, toilet adornments, or dress; cf. mundus, a., clean, neat, Skr. ma to adorn, dress, maa adornment. Cf. Monde, Mound in heraldry.]


  1. Mundane

    In subcultural and fictional uses, a mundane is a person who does not belong to a particular group, according to the members of that group; the implication is that such persons, lacking imagination, are concerned solely with the mundane: the quotidian and ordinary. In science fiction fandom and related fandoms the term is used to refer, sometimes deprecatingly, to non-fans; this use of the term antedates 1955.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Mundane

    mun′dān, adj. belonging to the world: terrestrial.—adv. Mun′danely.—n. Mundan′ity. [Fr.,—L. mundanusmundus, the world.]

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. mundane

    [from SF fandom] 1. A person who is not in science fiction fandom. 2. A person who is not in the computer industry. In this sense, most often an adjectival modifier as in “in my mundane life....” See also Real World, muggle.

Anagrams for mundane »

  1. unnamed

  2. unamend

  3. unmaned

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mundane in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mundane in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of mundane in a Sentence

  1. Andy Duncan:

    The eccentricity I value is essentially benign, a harmless individualism that reflects a unique, cockeyed view of the world, and spices up what otherwise might be a mundane menu, these eccentrics tend to be self-aware and tongue in cheek. They're winking at us. Some eccentrics, moreover, are just visionaries ahead of their time, like the early advocates of such eccentric notions as animal welfare.

  2. David Allen:

    We have to shut the mundane up.

  3. Chetan Dube:

    A large part of your brain is shackled by the boredom and drudgery of everyday existence, you have to drive a car, vacuum the floor or take the garbage out. But imagine if technology could come along and take care of all these mundane chores for you, and allow you to indulge in the forms of creative expression that only the human brain can indulge in. What a beautiful world we would be able to create around us.

  4. Darrell Issa:

    Do I think that when somebody invades another country, pulling them down off of as many social media platforms as possible makes sense, of course. But I think the more mundane has to be that when in doubt, free speech should be allowed everywhere. And I'm willing to have reprehensible free speech rather than have less people able to speak their mind.

  5. Garrison Coward:

    Most millennials are not familiar with party structures; they just want to be involved, so it is important for us to find non-conventional ways to get millennials involved in the sometimes mundane party processes, especially on the state levels.

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    openly distrustful and unwilling to confide
    • A. noninvasive
    • B. nasty
    • C. sought
    • D. suspicious

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