- a special agreement, contract, etc., expressed in an instrument under seal.
- a negotiable instrument not under seal.
- performing or performed in a manner that is unusual or not customary for a type of act, especially a performance involving dexterity or ingenuity, as a patter song: specialty actor; specialty act.
- (of a song or dance) isolated from the rest of the show: specialty number.
Origin of specialty
How to use specialty in a sentence
Conestoga Wood Specialties Corporation A Pennsylvania-based wood cabinet and specialty products manufacturer.
Medical students opt for high-paying specialties so they can retire as quickly as possible.How Being a Doctor Became the Most Miserable Profession|Daniela Drake|April 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There are specialties where interpersonal skills can take a backseat without harm to patient well-being.How One Doctor Mastered the Art of Delivering Life-Changing Diagnoses|Russell Saunders|March 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The bill allots up to 250,000 limits to certain occupational specialties.
While there are some less-desireable specialties that don't fill their slots, most are oversubscribed.
Corn and winter wheat are the agricultural specialties of the Shenandoah Valley.Hallowed Heritage: The Life of Virginia|Dorothy M. Torpey
In Peru, for example, they were divided into classes, who made the various means of divination specialties.The Myths of the New World|Daniel G. Brinton
And the manufacturers excuse for putting such absurd specialties on the market is that physicians prescribe them!
The Ebers Papyrus shows us that the specialties were by no means scantily developed.Education: How Old The New|James J. Walsh
It would be well, too, to give more credit to the specialties of girls in the schools.The Education of American Girls|Anna Callender Brackett
British Dictionary definitions for specialty
- a service or product specialized in, as at a restaurantroast beef was a specialty of the house
- (as modifier)a specialty dish