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Extraordinary vs. Ordinary

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Extraordinaryadjective

Not ordinary; exceptional; unusual.

Ordinaryadjective

Having regular jurisdiction; now only used in certain phrases.

Extraordinaryadjective

Remarkably good.

‘an extraordinary poet’;

Ordinaryadjective

Being part of the natural order of things; normal, customary, routine.

‘On an ordinary day I wake up at nine o'clock, work for six hours, and then go to the gym.’;

Extraordinaryadjective

Special or supernumerary.

‘the physician extraordinary in a royal household’; ‘an extraordinary professor in a German university’;

Ordinaryadjective

Having no special characteristics or function; everyday, common, mundane; often deprecatory.

‘I live a very ordinary life most of the time, but every year I spend a week in Antarctica.’; ‘He looked so ordinary, I never thought he'd be capable of murder.’;

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Extraordinarynoun

Anything that goes beyond what is ordinary.

Ordinaryadjective

Bad or undesirable.

Extraordinaryadjective

Beyond or out of the common order or method; not usual, customary, regular, or ordinary; as, extraordinary evils; extraordinary remedies.

‘Which disposeTo something extraordinary my thoughts.’;

Ordinarynoun

(obsolete) A devotional manual.

Extraordinaryadjective

Exceeding the common degree, measure. or condition; hence, remarkable; uncommon; rare; wonderful; as, extraordinary talents or grandeur.

Ordinarynoun

(Christianity) A rule, or book of rules, prescribing the order of service, especially of Mass.

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Extraordinaryadjective

Employed or sent upon an unusual or special service; as, an ambassador extraordinary.

Ordinarynoun

A person having immediate jurisdiction in a given case of ecclesiastical law, such as the bishop within a diocese.

Extraordinarynoun

That which is extraordinary; - used especially in the plural; as, extraordinaries excepted, there is nothing to prevent success.

‘Their extraordinary did consist especially in the matter of prayers and devotions.’;

Ordinarynoun

(obsolete) A set portion of food, later as available for a fixed price at an inn or other eating establishment.

Extraordinaryadjective

beyond what is ordinary or usual; highly unusual or exceptional or remarkable;

‘extraordinary authority’; ‘an extraordinary achievement’; ‘her extraordinary beauty’; ‘enjoyed extraordinary popularity’; ‘an extraordinary capacity for work’; ‘an extraordinary session of the legislature’;

Ordinarynoun

A place where such meals are served; a public tavern, inn.

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Extraordinaryadjective

far more than usual or expected;

‘an extraordinary desire for approval’; ‘it was an over-the-top experience’;

Ordinarynoun

(heraldry) One of the standard geometric designs placed across the center of a coat of arms, such as a pale or fess.

Extraordinaryadjective

(of an official) serving an unusual or special function in addition to those of the regular officials;

‘an ambassador extraordinary’;

Ordinarynoun

An ordinary thing or person; the mass; the common run.

Extraordinaryadjective

very unusual or remarkable

‘it is extraordinary that no consultation took place’; ‘the extraordinary plumage of the male’;

Ordinarynoun

(historical) A penny-farthing bicycle.

Extraordinaryadjective

unusually great

‘young children need extraordinary amounts of attention’;

Ordinaryadjective

According to established order; methodical; settled; regular.

Extraordinaryadjective

(of a meeting) specially convened

‘an extraordinary session of the Congress’;

Ordinaryadjective

Common; customary; usual.

‘Method is not less requisite in ordinary conversation that in writing.’;

Extraordinaryadjective

(of an official) specially employed in addition to the usual staff

‘an Ambassador Extraordinary’;

Ordinaryadjective

Of common rank, quality, or ability; not distinguished by superior excellence or beauty; hence, not distinguished in any way; commonplace; inferior; of little merit; as, men of ordinary judgment; an ordinary book.

‘An ordinary lad would have acquired little or no useful knowledge in such a way.’;

Extraordinarynoun

an item in a company's accounts not arising from its normal activities.

Ordinarynoun

An officer who has original jurisdiction in his own right, and not by deputation.

Ordinarynoun

The mass; the common run.

‘I see no more in you than in the ordinaryOf nature's salework.’;

Ordinarynoun

That which is so common, or continued, as to be considered a settled establishment or institution.

‘Spain had no other wars save those which were grown into an ordinary.’;

Ordinarynoun

Anything which is in ordinary or common use.

‘Water buckets, wagons, cart wheels, plow socks, and other ordinaries.’;

Ordinarynoun

A dining room or eating house where a meal is prepared for all comers, at a fixed price for the meal, in distinction from one where each dish is separately charged; a table d'hôte; hence, also, the meal furnished at such a dining room.

‘All the odd words they have picked up in a coffeehouse, or a gaming ordinary, are produced as flowers of style.’; ‘He exacted a tribute for licenses to hawkers and peddlers and to ordinaries.’;

Ordinarynoun

A charge or bearing of simple form, one of nine or ten which are in constant use. The bend, chevron, chief, cross, fesse, pale, and saltire are uniformly admitted as ordinaries. Some authorities include bar, bend sinister, pile, and others. See Subordinary.

Ordinarynoun

a judge of a probate court

Ordinarynoun

the expected or commonplace condition or situation;

‘not out of the ordinary’;

Ordinarynoun

a clergyman appointed to prepare condemned prisoners for death

Ordinarynoun

an early bicycle with a very large front wheel and small back wheel

Ordinarynoun

(heraldry) any of several conventional figures used on shields

Ordinaryadjective

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’;

Ordinaryadjective

lacking special distinction, rank, or status; commonly encountered;

‘average people’; ‘the ordinary (or common) man in the street’;

Ordinaryadjective

with no special or distinctive features; normal

‘it was just an ordinary evening’; ‘he sets out to depict ordinary people’;

Ordinaryadjective

not interesting or exceptional; commonplace

‘she seemed very ordinary’;

Ordinaryadjective

(especially of a judge or bishop) exercising authority by virtue of office and not by deputation.

Ordinarynoun

what is commonplace or standard

‘their clichés were vested with enough emotion to elevate them above the ordinary’;

Ordinarynoun

a judge who exercises authority by virtue of office and not by deputation.

Ordinarynoun

a member of the clergy, such as an archbishop in a province or a bishop in a diocese, with immediate jurisdiction.

Ordinarynoun

those parts of a Roman Catholic service, especially the Mass, which do not vary from day to day.

Ordinarynoun

a rule or book laying down the order of divine service.

Ordinarynoun

any of the simplest principal charges used in coats of arms (especially chief, pale, bend, fess, bar, chevron, cross, saltire).

Ordinarynoun

short for ordinary share

Ordinarynoun

a meal provided at a fixed time and price at an inn.

Ordinarynoun

an inn providing a meal at a fixed time and price.

Ordinarynoun

a penny-farthing bicycle.

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