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USUAL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does usual mean? 

USUAL (adjective)
  The adjective USUAL has 2 senses:

1. occurring or encountered or experienced or observed frequently or in accordance with regular practice or procedure
2. commonly encountered

  Familiarity information: USUAL used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


USUAL (adjective)


Sense 1usual [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Occurring or encountered or experienced or observed frequently or in accordance with regular practice or procedure

Context examples:

grew the usual vegetables / the usual summer heat / came at the usual time / the child's usual bedtime

Similar:

accustomed; customary; habitual; wonted (commonly used or practiced; usual)

regular (in accord with regular practice or procedure)

Also:

common (having no special distinction or quality; widely known or commonly encountered; average or ordinary or usual)

Attribute:

usualness (commonness by virtue of not being unusual)

Antonym:

unusual (not usual or common or ordinary)


Sense 2usual [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Commonly encountered

Synonyms:

usual; common

Context examples:

a common (or familiar) complaint / the usual greeting

Similar:

familiar (within normal everyday experience; common and ordinary; not strange)


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