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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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
So despite the fact that the experiment involved extreme pressures and temperatures, Nilsson says, “it influences water in our ordinary life.”Supercooled water has been caught morphing between two forms|Emily Conover|November 19, 2020|Science News
The 1918 flu, for example, crisscrossed the globe and claimed tens of millions of lives, yet by 1920, the virus that caused it had become significantly less deadly, causing only ordinary seasonal flu.
His mind becomes unfocused, it focuses on everything, no longer directed toward any ordinary task or social pleasantry.
Honda’s launch of its Level 3 Legend in March 2021 will be one watched by regulators and ordinary drivers alike around the world as one of the first true tests of a mass-produced and regulator-approved autonomous vehicle system.Honda to mass-produce Level 3 autonomous cars by March|Darrell Etherington|November 11, 2020|TechCrunch
Soon those experiments showed that polywater’s properties came about from the presence of impurities in ordinary water.
It was enough that he qualified as that all too unordinary social phenomenon, "an amusing person."Linda Lee, Incorporated|Louis Joseph Vance
It was a six-legged, striped, catlike beast, not unordinary as interplanetary animals go.The World with a Thousand Moons|Edmond Hamilton
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
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Idioms and Phrases with ordinary
see out of the ordinary.