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Definitions of ordinary

  1. (heraldry) any of several conventional figures used on shields Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a judge of a probate court Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a clergyman appointed to prepare condemned prisoners for death Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. the expected or commonplace condition or situation; "not out of the ordinary" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. An officer who has original jurisdiction in his own right, and not by deputation. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. One who has immediate jurisdiction in matters ecclesiastical; an ecclesiastical judge; also, a deputy of the bishop, or a clergyman appointed to perform divine service for condemned criminals and assist in preparing them for death. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. A judicial officer, having generally the powers of a judge of probate or a surrogate. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. The mass; the common run. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. That which is so common, or continued, as to be considered a settled establishment or institution. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Anything which is in ordinary or common use. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. A dining room or eating house where a meal is prepared for all comers, at a fixed price for the meal, in distinction from one where each dish is separately charged; a table d'hote; hence, also, the meal furnished at such a dining room. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. An established judge of ecclesiastical causes: settled establishment: actual office: a bishop: a place where meals are provided at fixed charges. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. Ecclesiastical judge; prison chaplain; public table. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  14. That which is usual or common; a public table; an ecclesiastical judge. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. An ecclesiastical judge; a meal; a place of eating; a portion of the escutcheon comprised between straight or other lines. An ordinary seaman, one not fully skilled. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  16. An ecclesiastical judge, usually the bishop; a single judge having power to decide cases either with or without a jury; settled establishment; the figures found on a heraldic shield; a dining-place where the prices are fixed; the meal furnished; a name applied to the chaplain of Newgate. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  17. not exceptional in any way especially in quality or ability or size or degree; "ordinary everyday objects"; "ordinary decency"; "an ordinary day"; "an ordinary wine" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. According to established order; methodical; settled; regular. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. Common; customary; usual. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. Of common rank, quality, or ability; not distinguished by superior excellence or beauty; hence, not distinguished in any way; commonplace; inferior; of little merit; as, men of ordinary judgment; an ordinary book. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. A charge or bearing of simple form, one of nine or ten which are in constant use. The bend, chevron, chief, cross, fesse, pale, and saltire are uniformly admitted as ordinaries. Some authorities include bar, bend sinister, pile, and others. See Subordinary. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. According to established custom or rule; usual; commonplace; plain. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  23. According to the common order: usual: of common rank: plain: of little merit. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  24. According to established order; common; customary; of common rank; inferior; plain; of little merit. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  25. According to established order; customary; usual; of common rank or quality; plain; not handsome; common; of little merit. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for ordinary

  1. The concern is by no means an ordinary brass foundry. – The History of Louisville, from the Earliest Settlement till the Year 1852 by Ben Casseday
  2. It was an ordinary thirty- eight. – The Window at the White Cat by Mary Roberts Rinehart
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