Meaning of ORDINARY in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ɔ:(r)dɪnri, AM -neri ]

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.


Ordinary people or things are normal and not special or different in any way.

I strongly suspect that most ordinary people would agree with me...

It has 25 calories less than ordinary ice cream...

It was just an ordinary weekend for us.

= normal

ADJ : usu ADJ n


Something that is out of the ordinary is unusual or different.

The boy’s knowledge was out of the ordinary...

I’ve noticed nothing out of the ordinary.

= unusual

PHRASE : usu v-link PHR

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