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CUSTOMARY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does customary mean? 

CUSTOMARY (adjective)
  The adjective CUSTOMARY has 2 senses:

1. in accordance with convention or custom
2. commonly used or practiced; usual

  Familiarity information: CUSTOMARY used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CUSTOMARY (adjective)


Sense 1customary [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

In accordance with convention or custom

Context example:

sealed the deal with the customary handshake

Similar:

conventional (following accepted customs and proprieties)


Sense 2customary [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Commonly used or practiced; usual

Synonyms:

wonted; accustomed; customary; habitual

Context examples:

his accustomed thoroughness / took his customary morning walk / his habitual comment / with her wonted candor

Similar:

usual (occurring or encountered or experienced or observed frequently or in accordance with regular practice or procedure)


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