US: /ˈɔɹdəˌnɛɹi/
UK: /ˈɔːdɪnəɹi/

English Vietnamese dictionary

ordinary /'ɔ:dnri/
  • tính từ
    • thường, thông thường, bình thường, tầm thường
      • an ordinary day's work: công việc bình thường
      • in an ordinary way: theo cách thông thường
    • ordinary seaman
      • (quân sự) ((viết tắt) O.S) binh nhì hải quân
  • danh từ
    • điều thông thường, điều bình thường
      • out of the ordinary: khác thường
    • cơm bữa (ở quán ăn)
    • (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ) quán ăn, quán rượu
    • xe đạp cổ (bánh to bánh nhỏ)
    • the Ordinary chủ giáo, giám mục
    • sách lễ
    • (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ) linh mục (ở) nhà tù
    • to be in ordinary
      • (hàng hải), (quân sự) không hoạt động nữa (tàu chiến...)
    • physician in ordinary
      • bác sĩ thường nhiệm

Advanced English dictionary

+ adjective
1 [usually before noun] not unusual or different in any way: an ordinary sort of day + in the ordinary course of events + ordinary people like you and me + This was no ordinary meeting. - NORMAL
2 (disapproving) having no unusual or interesting features: The meal was very ordinary.
Idioms: in the ordinary way (BrE) used to say what normally happens in a particular situation: In the ordinary way, she's not a nervous person.
out of the ordinary unusual or different: I'm looking for something a little more out of the ordinary. + His behaviour was nothing out of the ordinary (= not unusual).

Thesaurus dictionary

1 usual, normal, expected, common, general, customary, routine, typical, habitual, accustomed, traditional, regular, everyday, familiar, set, humdrum:
This wine is quite good for ordinary drinking. Just display ordinary good manners when you meet the queen
2 common, conventional, modest, plain, simple, prosaic, homespun, commonplace, run-of-the-mill, everyday, average, unpretentious, workaday, mediocre, fair, passable, so so, undistinguished, unexceptional, unremarkable, uninspired, pedestrian, bourgeois, peasant, provincial, unrefined, Colloq Brit common or garden, US common-or-garden variety, garden-variety:
They bought a rather ordinary house in an inferior neighbourhood.
3 standard, norm, average, status quo, convention, expected:
Saint-Gaudens' architectural designs are far from the ordinary.
4 out of the ordinary. extraordinary, unusual, uncommon, strange, unfamiliar, different, unexpected, unconventional, curious, eccentric, peculiar, rare, exceptional, original, singular, unique, odd, bizarre, weird, offbeat, outlandish, striking, quaint, picturesque:
She was looking for a gift that was a little out of the ordinary, so I suggested a pet tarantula.

Collocation dictionary


be, look, seem | become


decidedly, terribly, very
He made all the other players on the field look decidedly ordinary.
| perfectly, quite
It was a perfectly ordinary day.
| fairly, pretty, rather
The meal was pretty ordinary.
| essentially

Concise English dictionary

ordinaries'ɔrdnerɪ /'ɔːdnrɪ
+a judge of a probate court
+the expected or commonplace condition or situation
+a clergyman appointed to prepare condemned prisoners for death
+an early bicycle with a very large front wheel and small back wheel
+(heraldry) any of several conventional figures used on shields
+not exceptional in any way especially in quality or ability or size or degree
+lacking special distinction, rank, or status; commonly encountered