ordinary ordinary  /ˈɔr də ˌnɛ ri/


  1. (n) a judge of a probate court
  2. (n) the expected or commonplace condition or situation
  3. (n) a clergyman appointed to prepare condemned prisoners for death
  4. (n) an early bicycle with a very large front wheel and small back wheel
  5. (n) (heraldry) any of several conventional figures used on shields
  6. (adj) not exceptional in any way especially in quality or ability or size or degree
  7. (adj) lacking special distinction, rank, or status; commonly encountered



  1. But Pel's performance transcended that of the ordinary star by as much as the star exceeds ordinary performance.
  2. The Lotus Sanitizing System turns ordinary tap water into superoxygenated water that kills microbes and removes toxins.
  3. Power comes from an ordinary battery sewn into the cloth.


  1. Real Estate Sold: The very ordinary yet historic 606...

    The very ordinary yet historic 606 Ellis was listed in early May asking $799K. It's one of only four single-family homes in the entire Tenderloin. The 3-bed 1-bath, 1,635 square foot abode went into contract a mere four days after...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Curbed SF

  2. Scientists explode the myth about running injuries

    Ordinary running shoes function perfectly well for new runners regardless of how they pronate, according to new research. Healthy newcomers to running who overpronate/underpronate do not actually suffer more running injuries than other runners if their first pair of running shoes do not have any special support.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Science Daily

  3. NewHavenEats: Ordinary is anything but

    The fare at Ordinary is anything but. Ordinary was opened in April by Caseus owner Jason Sobocinski, his brother and Cheese Truck co-owner Thomas, as well as Mike Farber, owner of MiKro in Hamden, and Timothy Cabral. The four have transformed the defunct Richter’s Cafe, which faced the Upper Green on Chapel Street in New Haven into a new, New Haven institution.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: New Haven Register

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  1. "I want to make it clear that we will do whatever it takes not only to stabilise the system but to help going forward, and that means perhaps some pretty big steps that we wouldn't take in ordinary times," Mr Darling said.
    on Oct 5, 2008 By: Alistair Darling Source: Times Online

  2. (The White House estimated the price of bankruptcy at 1.1 million jobs and 1 per cent of gross domestic product.) "Under ordinary circumstances, I would say [bankruptcy] is the price that failed companies must pay," Mr. Bush said at the White...
    on Dec 19, 2008 By: President Bush Source: Globe and Mail

  3. "I've got to own up to my mistake, which is that ultimately it's important for this administration to send a message that there aren't two sets of rules. You know, one for prominent people and one for ordinary folks who have to pay their taxes,"...
    on Feb 3, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Los Angeles Times

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