- with no special or distinctive features; normal；not interesting or exceptional; commonplace
- what is commonplace or standard；a judge who exercises authority by virtue of office and not by deputation.
noun: the ordinary, plural noun: ordinaries
- 1. with no special or distinctive features; normal he sets out to depict ordinary people it was just an ordinary evening 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ not interesting or exceptional; commonplace she seemed very ordinary 同義詞 反義詞
- 2. (especially of a judge or bishop) exercising authority by virtue of office and not by deputation.
- 1. what is commonplace or standard their clichés were vested with enough emotion to elevate them above the ordinary
- 2. British a judge who exercises authority by virtue of office and not by deputation.
- 3. a member of the clergy, such as an archbishop in a province or a bishop in a diocese, with immediate jurisdiction.
- 4. 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.
- 5. any of the simplest principal charges used in coats of arms (especially chief, pale, bend, fess, bar, chevron, cross, saltire).
- 6. short for ordinary share
- 7. archaic a meal provided at a fixed time and price at an inn.
- ▪ an inn providing a meal at a fixed time and price.
- 8. North American historical a penny-farthing bicycle.
- (formerly in Scotland) the lower of the two main levels of the Scottish Certificate of ... grades 1, 2, or 3 in two subjects at the ordinary grade
- (in titles) by permanent appointment, especially to the royal household
- not distinctive or remarkable in appearance: a street of ordinary-looking terraced houses
- fuller form of O level
- (in double refraction) the ray that obeys the ordinary laws of refraction.
- (in Scotland) any of the judges of the Outer House of the Court of Session.
- a share entitling its holder to dividends which vary in amount and may even be missed, ...
- the lowest rank of sailor in the Royal Navy, below able seaman.
- with no special or distinctive features; normal: he sets out to depict ordinary people it was just an ordinary evening
- what is commonplace or standard: their clichés were vested with enough emotion to elevate them above the ordinary
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