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Meaning of EXTRAORDINARY

Pronunciation:  ik'stror`dneree

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  far more than usual or expected; "an extraordinary desire for approval"; "it was an over-the-top experience"
  2. [adj]  beyond what is ordinary or usual; highly unusual or exceptional or remarkable; "extraordinary authority"; "an extraordinary achievement"; "her extraordinary beauty"; "enjoyed extraordinary popularity"; "an extraordinary capacity for work"; "an extraordinary session of the legislature"
 

EXTRAORDINARY is a 13 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: bonzer, exceeding, exceptional, fantastic, frightful, great, howling(a), immoderate, marvellous, marvelous, olympian, one(a), over-the-top, phenomenal, preternatural, prodigious, pyrotechnic, rare, rattling(a), remarkable, singular, some, special, surpassing, terrific, tremendous, uncommon, wonderful, wonderworking, wondrous
 
 Antonyms: ordinary
 
 See Also: incomparable, uncomparable, unusual

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Ex*traor"di*na*ry\, a. [L. extraordinarius; extra
    on the outside + ordinarius: cf. F. extraordinaire. See
    {Ordinary}.]
    1. Beyond or out of the common order or method; not usual,
       customary, regular, or ordinary; as, extraordinary evils;
       extraordinary remedies.
    
             Which dispose To something extraordinary my
             thoughts.                             --Milton.
    
    2. Exceeding the common degree, measure. or condition; hence,
       remarkable; uncommon; rare; wonderful; as, extraordinary
       talents or grandeur.
    
    3. Employed or sent upon an unusual or special service; as,
       an ambassador extraordinary.
    
    
  2. \Ex*traor"di*na*ry\, n.; pl. {Extraordinaries}.
    That which is extraordinary; -- used especially in the
    plural; as, extraordinaries excepted, there is nothing to
    prevent success.
    
          Their extraordinary did consist especially in the
          matter of prayers and devotions.         --Jer. Taylor.
    
    
 
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