Definition of ordinary

Definition of ordinary
  1. ordinary Adjective Having regular jurisdiction (of a judge; now only used in certain phrases).
  2. ordinary Adjective Being part of the natural order of things; normal, customary, routine.
  3. ordinary Adjective Having no special characteristics or function; everyday, common, mundane (often deprecatory).
  4. ordinary Adjective bad or undesirable.
  5. ordinary Noun A devotional manual.
  6. ordinary Noun A rule, or book of rules, prescribing the order of service, especially of Mass.
  7. ordinary Noun A person having immediate jurisdiction in a given case of ecclesiastical law, such as the bishop within a diocese.
  8. ordinary Noun A set portion of food, later as available for a fixed price at an inn or other eating establishment.
  9. ordinary Noun A place where such meals are served; a public tavern, inn.
  10. ordinary Noun One of the standard geometric designs placed across the center of a coat of arms, such as a pale or fess.
  11. ordinary Noun An ordinary thing or person.
  12. ordinary Noun A penny-farthing bicycle.
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