noun, plural or·di·nar·ies.
- an order or form for divine service, especially that for saying Mass.
- the service of the Mass exclusive of the canon.
- any of the simplest and commonest charges, usually having straight or broadly curved edges.
- honorable ordinary.
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Idioms for ordinary
Origin of ordinary
synonym study for ordinary
OTHER WORDS FROM ordinaryor·di·nar·i·ness, nounqua·si-or·di·nar·y, adjectivesu·per·or·di·nar·y, adjectiveun·or·di·nar·y, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for ordinary
According to Heck, meteorite researchers are unlike other scientists in that they rely on ordinary people to recover samples rather than finding them on their own.Pristine 'fireball’ meteorite contains extraterrestrial organic compounds|Rachael Zisk|October 29, 2020|Popular Science
The record of this risk to public health, even in ordinary times, is clear.Health-care workers file lawsuit against OSHA, accusing agency of failing to keep them safe|Eli Rosenberg|October 29, 2020|Washington Post
Information gets out through the workings of gravity itself — just ordinary gravity with a single layer of quantum effects.
If it were counted as a bonus, it would be taxed like part of the executives’ salaries, at the higher ordinary income tax rate.Susan Collins Backed Down From a Fight with Private Equity. Now They’re Underwriting Her Reelection.|by Justin Elliott, ProPublica, and Theodoric Meyer, Politico|October 29, 2020|ProPublica
An FDA spokesperson said that nothing out of the ordinary had occurred.One doctor’s campaign to stop a covid-19 vaccine being rushed through before Election Day|David Rotman|October 19, 2020|MIT Technology Review
There is an ordinariness, an indistinctness, a generalization, not even to be found in a flock of sheep.Imaginary Conversations and Poems|Walter Savage Landor
Perhaps an opportunity would spring up from out of the sing-song ordinariness of my daily life—and what would I do then?The Seven-Branched Candlestick|Gilbert W. (Gilbert Wolf) Gabriel
And withal, the ordinariness and the midland gumption of the scene were shot through with the bright exotic rays of romance!Hilda Lessways|Arnold Bennett
He liked the fundamental ordinariness in Aaron, the commonness of the common man.Aaron's Rod|D. H. Lawrence
Mr. Hazlewood had carried with him a wonderful assurance of ordinariness.Guy and Pauline|Compton Mackenzie
British Dictionary definitions for ordinary
noun plural -naries
- the parts of the Mass that do not vary from day to dayCompare proper (def. 13)
- a prescribed form of divine service, esp the Mass
- a meal provided regularly at a fixed price
- the inn providing such meals
Word Origin for ordinary
Idioms and Phrases with ordinary
see out of the ordinary.