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Definition of 'ordinary'


  1. a judge of a probate court
  2. the expected or commonplace condition or situation; "not out of the ordinary"
  3. a clergyman appointed to prepare condemned prisoners for death
  4. an early bicycle with a very large front wheel and small back wheel
       Synonyms: ordinary bicycle
  5. (heraldry) any of several conventional figures used on shields


  1. 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"
       Antonyms: extraordinary
  2. lacking special distinction, rank, or status; commonly encountered; "average people"; "the ordinary (or common) man in the street"
       Synonyms: average

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