Meaning of ORDINARY in English

ORDINARY

/ ˈɔːdnri; NAmE ˈɔːrdneri/ adjective

1.

[ usually before noun ] not unusual or different in any way :

an ordinary sort of day

in the ordinary course of events

ordinary people like you and me

This was no ordinary meeting.

2.

( disapproving ) having no unusual or interesting features :

The meal was very ordinary.

—compare extraordinary

►  or·din·ari·ness noun [ U ]

IDIOMS

- in the ordinary way

- out of the ordinary

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WORD ORIGIN

late Middle English : the noun partly via Old French ; the adjective from Latin ordinarius orderly (reinforced by French ordinaire ), from ordo , ordin- order.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.