Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary

Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of CUSTOMARY

Pronunciation:  'kustu`meree

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  commonly used or practiced; usual; "his accustomed thoroughness"; "took his customary morning walk"; "his habitual comment"; "with her wonted candor"
  2. [adj]  in accordance with convention or custom; "sealed the deal with the customary handshake"

CUSTOMARY is a 9 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: accustomed, conventional, habitual, usual, wonted(a)



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Cus"tom*a*ry\ (k[u^]s"t[u^]m*[asl]*r[y^]), a. [CF.
    OF. coustumier, F. coutumier. See {Custom}, and cf.
    1. Agreeing with, or established by, custom; established by
       common usage; conventional; habitual.
             Even now I met him With customary compliment.
             A formal customary attendance upon the offices.
    2. (Law) Holding or held by custom; as, customary tenants;
       customary service or estate.
  2. \Cus"tom*a*ry\, n. [OF. coustumier, F. coutumier.]
    A book containing laws and usages, or customs; as, the
    Customary of the Normans. --Cowell.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: accepted, accustomed, acknowledged, admitted, approved, authentic, authoritative, average, being done, canonical, Christian, chronic, comme il faut, common, commonplace, conformable, consuetudinary, conventional, correct, current, de rigueur, decent, decorous, established, evangelical, everyday, faithful, familiar, firm, fixed, folk, formal, frequent, general, generally accepted, habitual, hallowed, handed down, heroic, hoary, household, immemorial, inveterate, legendary, literal, long-established, long-standing, meet, mythological, normal, normative, obtaining, of long standing, of the faith, of the folk, oral, ordinary, orthodox, orthodoxical, popular, predominating, prescribed, prescriptive, prevailing, prevalent, proper, received, recognized, regular, regulation, right, rooted, routine, scriptural, seemly, set, sound, standard, stipulated, stock, textual, time-honored, traditional, traditionalistic, tried and true, true, true-blue, understood, universal, unwritten, usual, venerable, vernacular, widespread, wonted, worshipful