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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.

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. Jake Hoffman:

    Arizonans will not have to re-register to vote. It will be business as usual for 99.9% of Arizona voters, this only effects a very small percentage of total voters, and even then, we actually grandfathered in all of those individuals who are already registered to vote that have some form of proof of citizenship on file.

  2. Manuel Fontaine:

    Ebola is turning a basic human reaction like comforting a sick child into a potential death sentence, we cannot respond to a crisis of this nature and this scale in the usual ways. We need more courage, more creativity, and far, far more resources.

  3. Denis Logunov:

    I must confess it is an off-label administration basically, as usual, we are testing it on our employees.

  4. Sarah Schielke:

    If I didn’t release this, the Loveland Police’s toxic culture of arrogance and entitlement, along with their horrific abuse of the vulnerable and powerless, would carry on, business as usual. I won’t be a part of that.

  5. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid:

    In recent years the Republican leader and Republican senators have done everything possible to grind the will of the government to a halt, but now we're seeing something from the Republican leader that is far worse than his usual brand of obstruction. We're seeing an unprecedented attempt to hold hostage an entire branch of government.

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    • A. germ
    • B. arborolatry
    • C. brasserie
    • D. conveyance

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