Definition of ordinary
(Entry 1 of 2)
2a : of common quality, rank, or ability an ordinary teenager
3 : having or constituting immediate or original jurisdiction also : belonging to such jurisdiction
Definition of ordinary (Entry 2 of 2)
1 : the regular or customary condition or course of things —usually used in the phrase out of the ordinary We haven't done anything out of the ordinary.
2a(1) : a prelate exercising original jurisdiction over a specified territory or group The ordinary of a diocese is a bishop.
(2) : a clergyman appointed formerly in England to attend condemned criminals
b : a judge of probate in some states of the U.S.
3 often capitalized : the parts of the Mass that do not vary from day to day The "Our Father" is part of the ordinary of the Mass.
4a British : a meal served to all comers at a fixed price
b chiefly British : a tavern or eating house serving regular meals
5 : a common heraldic charge (such as the bend) of simple form (see charge entry 2 sense 7a)
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