Meaning of ORDINARY in English

ORDINARY

■ adjective

1》 with no distinctive features; normal or usual.

↘not interesting or exceptional.

2》 (of a judge, archbishop, or bishop) exercising authority by virtue of office and not by deputation.

■ noun ( plural ordinaries )

1》 Law, Brit. a judge exercising authority by virtue of office and not by deputation.

2》 ( the Ordinary ) a clergyman, such as an archbishop in a province or a bishop in a diocese, with immediate jurisdiction.

3》 ( Ordinary ) those parts of a Roman Catholic service, especially the Mass, which do not vary from day to day.

↘a rule or book laying down the order of divine service.

4》 Heraldry any of the simplest principal charges used in coats of arms.

5》 archaic a meal provided at a fixed time and price at an inn.

6》 historical, chiefly N. Amer. a penny-farthing bicycle.

Phrases

in ~ Brit. (in titles) by permanent appointment, especially to the royal household.

out of the ~ unusual.

Derivatives

ordinarily adverb

ordinariness noun

Origin

ME: the noun partly via OFr.; the adjective from L. ordinarius 'orderly', from ordo , ordin- 'order'.

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