Definition of ordinary :
1. 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.
2. 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'hote; hence, also, the meal furnished at such a dining room.
3. A judicial officer, having generally the powers of a judge of probate or a surrogate.
4. According to established order; methodical; settled; regular.
5. An officer who has original jurisdiction in his own right, and not by deputation.
6. Anything which is in ordinary or common use.
7. Common; customary; usual.
8. 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.
9. One who has immediate jurisdiction in matters ecclesiastical; an ecclesiastical judge; also, a deputy of the bishop, or a clergyman appointed to perform divine service for condemned criminals and assist in preparing them for death.
10. That which is so common, or continued, as to be considered a settled establishment or institution.
11. The mass; the common run.
fair, run-of-the-mine, passable, unremarkable, cut-and-dried, special, trivial, unusual, uncommon, garden, indifferent, cut-and-dry, prevalent, workaday, garden-variety, good, nondescript, unexceptional, intermediate, ordinary bicycle, modal, undistinguished, dull, surprise, typical, quotidian, formulaic, banausic, norm, plain, public, characterless, tolerable, rule, popular
average (part of speech: adjective)
regular (part of speech: adjective)
everyday, monotonous, habitual, periodic, cyclical, commonplace, normal, continual, constant, standard, familiar, epochal, chronic, predominating, steady, stock, frequent, orthodox, accustomed, general, average, recurrent, prevailing, regular, rhythmic, metronomic, routine, conventional, universal, traditional, common, customary, mundane, usual, canonical
succinct (part of speech: adjective)
informal, unpretentious, simple, outspoken, unadorned, direct, bald, plain-spoken, folksy, blunt, prosaic, casual, frank, candid, straightforward, uncluttered, unpoetical, clear, stark, intelligible, honest
mediocre (part of speech: adjective)
- It is idle to talk as if we were in some ordinary situation. - "Put Yourself in His Place", Charles Reade.
- Isabel, in the ordinary way of society, he had already known almost with intimacy. - "The Duke's Children", Anthony Trollope.
- What the ordinary man wants is to be told just what to believe, so that he can settle down and be at rest. - "The New Theology", R. J. Campbell.