1. [ adjective ] 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"

Related terms: extraordinary everyday indifferent indifferent banal average characterless common commonplace cut-and-dried run-of-the-mill banausic mine_run cut-and-dried usual common ordinariness
2. [ adjective ] lacking special distinction, rank, or status; commonly encountered
Synonyms: average

"average people" "the ordinary (or common) man in the street"

Related terms: common
3. [ noun ] (law,work) a judge of a probate court
Related terms: judge law
4. [ noun ] the expected or commonplace condition or situation

: "not out of the ordinary"

Related terms: condition condition
5. [ noun ] (religion,Christianity) a clergyman appointed to prepare condemned prisoners for death
Related terms: clergyman
6. [ noun ] (transportation) an early bicycle with a very large front wheel and small back wheel
Synonyms: ordinary_bicycle
Related terms: cycle bicycle
7. [ noun ] (heraldry) any of several conventional figures used on shields
Related terms: charge bend fesse bend_sinister bar_sinister heraldry
Similar spelling:   ordinarily