What does usual mean?

Definitions for usual
ˈyu ʒu əl, ˈyuʒ wəlusu·al

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. usualadjective

    occurring or encountered or experienced or observed frequently or in accordance with regular practice or procedure

    "grew the usual vegetables"; "the usual summer heat"; "came at the usual time"; "the child's usual bedtime"

  2. common, usualadjective

    commonly encountered

    "a common (or familiar) complaint"; "the usual greeting"

Wiktionary

  1. usualadjective

    That which most commonly occurs.

  2. Etymology: From usuel, from usualis, from usus, from past participle stem of uti.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Usualadjective

    Common; frequent; customary; frequently occurring.

    Etymology: usuel, Fr.

    Consultation with oracles was a thing very usual and frequent in their times. Richard Hooker, b. i.

    Could I the care of Providence deserve,
    Heav’n must destroy me, if it would preserve:
    And that’s my fate, or sure it would have sent
    Some usual evil for my punishment. Dryden.

ChatGPT

  1. usual

    Usual refers to something that is commonly or typically expected or done. It implies an action, behavior, or occurrence that is customary, familiar, or habitual in a particular context or situation.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Usualnoun

    such as is in common use; such as occurs in ordinary practice, or in the ordinary course of events; customary; ordinary; habitual; common

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Usual

    ū′zhū-al, adj. in use: occurring in ordinary use: common.—adv. U′sually.—n. U′sualness. [L. usualis.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'usual' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1615

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'usual' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2689

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'usual' in Adjectives Frequency: #203

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of usual in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of usual in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of usual in a Sentence

  1. Sergio Uzurin:

    Voicing your opinion is not enough, you have to disrupt business as usual for this to happen and that's the only thing that's ever made change. It's the real way democracies function.

  2. Siemens CEO Joe Kaeser:

    As soon as I heard of his death, it was clear to me that we couldn't simply move on and do business as usual, we in Germany should know from our history what it can lead to if people stay out of trouble and don't speak up till it is too late.

  3. Amesh Adalja:

    They're only testing for what they know -- this [ coronavirus ] is an unknown unknown, we're just not that great at diagnosing them. We look for the usual suspects. We're always looking for the horses, but never the zebras.

  4. Jun Mao:

    I think the results are very promising suggesting - compared to usual care - acupuncture can improve hot flash symptoms and several areas of quality of life.

  5. Jeff Kofman:

    Due to slow and measured way of speaking, President Trump has a far lower total word count than usual for a politician ; 380 for this sample, where the average across all speakers is 486, additionally, President Trump has a tendency to swallow some of the prefixes and suffixes of President Trump words ; for example, the word ‘ incredible ’ in the phrase ‘ That's something. And I'm honored by your incredible support and grateful for your commitment to our shared cause ’ was rendered as ‘ credible,' Kofman went on to say. Nancy Pelosi came in last among the 15 politicians, with a 96.01 percent accuracy, according to Trint's findings. Kofman added that the accuracy can also be affected simply by recording quality – which has nothing to do with person’s speech patterns. For example, some errors occurred because the Trint system missed words that were spoken away from the microphone.

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