Meaning of ORDINARY in English



Pronunciation: ' o ̇ r-d ə - ˌ ner- ē

Function: noun

Inflected Form: plural -nar · ies

Etymology: Middle English ordinarie, from Anglo-French & Medieval Latin; Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin ordinarius, from Latin ordinarius, adjective

Date: 14th century

1 a (1) : a prelate exercising original jurisdiction over a specified territory or group (2) : a clergyman appointed formerly in England to attend condemned criminals b : a judge of probate in some states of the U.S.

2 often capitalized : the parts of the Mass that do not vary from day to day

3 : the regular or customary condition or course of things ― usually used in the phrase out of the ordinary

4 a British : a meal served to all comers at a fixed price b chiefly British : a tavern or eating house serving regular meals

5 : a common heraldic charge (as the bend) of simple form

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.