What does uncommon mean?

Definitions for uncommon
ʌnˈkɒm ənun·com·mon

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. uncommon(adj)

    not common or ordinarily encountered; unusually great in amount or remarkable in character or kind

    "uncommon birds"; "frost and floods are uncommon during these months"; "doing an uncommon amount of business"; "an uncommon liking for money"; "he owed his greatest debt to his mother's uncommon character and ability"

  2. rare, uncommon(adj)

    marked by an uncommon quality; especially superlative or extreme of its kind

    "what is so rare as a day in June"-J.R.Lowell; "a rare skill"; "an uncommon sense of humor"; "she was kind to an uncommon degree"


  1. uncommon(Adjective)

    rare; not readily found; unusual

    Bald eagles are an uncommon sighting in this state

  2. uncommon(Adjective)

    remarkable; exceptional

    The diamond was of uncommon size

Webster Dictionary

  1. Uncommon(adj)

    not common; unusual; infrequent; rare; hence, remarkable; strange; as, an uncommon season; an uncommon degree of cold or heat; uncommon courage

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Uncommon

    un-kom′un, adj. not common, strange.—adv. (coll.) very.—adv. Uncomm′only.—n. Uncomm′onness.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of uncommon in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of uncommon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of uncommon in a Sentence

  1. Paul Minoff:

    It's not an uncommon story.

  2. Joe Biden:

    It's an uncommon fraternity.

  3. Chris Florance of the Texas:

    Texas Historical Commission's not uncommon in Texas.

  4. Booker T. Washington:

    Excellence is to do a common thing in an uncommon way.

  5. David Strickland:

    I used tools that were uncommon when I was administrator.

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