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"

GCIDE

  1. Mundaneadjective

    Commonplace; ordinary; banal.

    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.]

Wiktionary

  1. mundanenoun

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

    Etymology: From mundanus, from mundus.

  2. mundaneadjective

    worldly, earthly, profane, vulgar as opposed to heavenly

    Etymology: From mundanus, from mundus.

  3. mundaneadjective

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

    Etymology: From mundanus, from mundus.

  4. mundaneadjective

    ordinary; not new

    Etymology: From mundanus, from mundus.

  5. mundaneadjective

    tedious; repetitive and boring

    Etymology: From mundanus, from mundus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mundaneadjective

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

    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.]

Freebase

  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.

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Numerology

  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. Kevin Minto:

    When you move into a new house, you're more concerned with decorating and taking stuff out you don't like, but let's not forget about the less romantic things that are mundane -- but more important in the long run.

  2. 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.

  3. Clara Chu:

    Each handbag consists of recognizable everyday mundane objects that we find in the house, in the kitchen, people don't necessarily associate these kind of items with fashion.

  4. David Allen:

    We have to shut the mundane up.

  5. Mark Pollock:

    Walking in the exoskeleton robot and working with incredible scientists from around the world, that's the exciting and easy bit. It's the impact on the day-to-day mundane things like getting up in the morning or taking a shower that are difficult, the lack of overall independence and lack of dignity is tough.

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