Associations to the word «Ordinary»


ORDINARY, adjective. (legal) (of a judge) Having regular jurisdiction; now only used in certain phrases.
ORDINARY, adjective. Being part of the natural order of things; normal, customary, routine.
ORDINARY, adjective. Having no special characteristics or function; everyday, common, mundane; often deprecatory.
ORDINARY, adjective. (Australia) (New Zealand) (colloquial) (informal) Bad or undesirable.
ORDINARY, noun. (obsolete) A devotional manual.
ORDINARY, noun. (Christianity) A rule, or book of rules, prescribing the order of service, especially of Mass.
ORDINARY, noun. A person having immediate jurisdiction in a given case of ecclesiastical law, such as the bishop within a diocese.
ORDINARY, noun. (obsolete) A set portion of food, later as available for a fixed price at an inn or other eating establishment.
ORDINARY, noun. (archaic or historical) A place where such meals are served; a public tavern, inn.
ORDINARY, noun. (heraldry) One of the standard geometric designs placed across the center of a coat of arms, such as a pale or fess.
ORDINARY, noun. An ordinary thing or person; the mass; the common run.
ORDINARY, noun. (historical) A penny-farthing bicycle.
ORDINARY, noun. The part of the Roman Catholic Mass that is the same every day
ORDINARY DIFFERENTIAL EQUATION, noun. (calculus) An equation involving the derivatives of a function of only one independent variable.
ORDINARY DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, noun. Plural of ordinary differential equation
ORDINARY RESOLUTION, noun. (legal) A resolution that requires a majority vote of members present at a general meeting of a company.
ORDINARY SEAMAN, noun. The lowest grade of seaman in the merchant marine; the grade below able seaman
ORDINARY SEAMEN, noun. Plural of ordinary seaman
ORDINARY TIME, proper noun. (Christianity) A season of the Christian liturgical calendar, celebrated in two segments: from the Monday following the baptism of Jesus Christ up to Ash Wednesday; and from Pentecost Monday to the first Sunday of Advent.

Dictionary definition

ORDINARY, noun. A judge of a probate court.
ORDINARY, noun. The expected or commonplace condition or situation; "not out of the ordinary".
ORDINARY, noun. A clergyman appointed to prepare condemned prisoners for death.
ORDINARY, noun. An early bicycle with a very large front wheel and small back wheel.
ORDINARY, noun. (heraldry) any of several conventional figures used on shields.
ORDINARY, adjective. Not exceptional in any way especially in quality or ability or size or degree; "ordinary everyday objects"; "ordinary decency"; "an ordinary day"; "an ordinary wine".
ORDINARY, adjective. Lacking special distinction, rank, or status; commonly encountered; "average people"; "the ordinary (or common) man in the street".

Wise words

A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery