a judge of a probate court
the expected or commonplace condition or situation
"not out of the ordinary"
a clergyman appointed to prepare condemned prisoners for death
ordinary, ordinary bicycle(noun)
an early bicycle with a very large front wheel and small back wheel
(heraldry) any of several conventional figures used on shields
not exceptional in any way especially in quality or ability or size or degree
"ordinary everyday objects"; "ordinary decency"; "an ordinary day"; "an ordinary wine"
lacking special distinction, rank, or status; commonly encountered
"average people"; "the ordinary (or common) man in the street"
A devotional manual.
A rule, or book of rules, prescribing the order of service, especially of Mass.
A person having immediate jurisdiction in a given case of ecclesiastical law, such as the bishop within a diocese.
A set portion of food, later as available for a fixed price at an inn or other eating establishment.
A place where such meals are served; a public tavern, inn.
One of the standard geometric designs placed across the center of a coat of arms, such as a pale or fess.
An ordinary thing or person.
A penny-farthing bicycle.
Having regular jurisdiction (of a judge; now only used in certain phrases).
Being part of the natural order of things; normal, customary, routine.
On an ordinary day I wake up at nine o'clock, work for six hours, and then go to the gym.
Having no special characteristics or function; everyday, common, mundane (often deprecatory).
Bad or undesirable.
The part of the Roman Catholic Mass that is the same every day
Origin: From ordenaire, ordenarie etc., from ordinarius, from ordo.
An ordinary is an officer of a church or civic authority who by reason of office has ordinary power to execute laws. Such officers are found in hierarchically organised churches of Western Christianity which have an ecclesiastical law system. In the Episcopal Church, for example, an ordinary is a diocesan bishop. In Eastern Christianity, a corresponding officer is called a hierarch. Within civic governance, notably in the southern United States, the role of the county ordinary historically involved the discharge of certain, often legal or legally related, tasks falling to city or county authorities, such as licensing marriages and adjudicating claims against an authority.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
or′di-na-ri, adj. according to the common order: usual: of common rank: plain: of little merit: (coll.) plain-looking.—n. a judge of ecclesiastical or other causes who acts in his own right: something settled or customary: actual office: a bishop or his deputy: a place where regular meals are provided at fixed charges: the common run or mass: (her.) one of a class of armorial charges, called also honourable ordinaries, figures of simple outline and geometrical form, conventional in character—chief, pale, fess, bend, bend-sinister, chevron, cross, saltire, pile, pall, bordure, orle, tressure, canton, flanches.—adv. Or′dinarily.—Ordinary of the mass, the established sequence or fixed order for saying mass.—In ordinary, in regular and customary attendance.
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
The establishment of the persons formerly employed to take charge of the ships of war which are laid up in ordinary at several harbours adjacent to the royal dockyards. These duties are now under the superintendent of the dockyard. Also, the state of such men-of-war and vessels as are out of commission and laid up.
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Rank popularity for the word 'ordinary' in Adjectives Frequency: #182
The numerical value of ordinary in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of ordinary in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
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- مؤلوف, عاديArabic
- ordinariCatalan, Valencian
- ordinär, gewöhnlichGerman
- συνηθισμένος, κοινόςGreek
- tavallinen, airutkuvioFinnish
- gnáth-, gnách, normáltaIrish
- सामान्य, आम्म, मामूली, साधारणHindi
- szokásos, rendesHungarian
- հասարակ, սովորականArmenian
- ordinaria, ordinarioItalian
- 通常, 平凡, 普通Japanese
- ធម្មតា, សាមញ្ញKhmer
- 정규, 보통Korean
- обичен, ординаријаMacedonian
- normal, ordinárioPortuguese
- ordinar, uzual, normalRomanian
- обычный, обыкновенныйRussian
- सामान्य, साधारणSanskrit
- običajen, navadenSlovene
- vanlig, ordinärSwedish
- olağan, sıradanTurkish
- عام, سادھارن, معمولیUrdu
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