extraordinary

  • 1extraordinary — ex·tra·or·di·nary /ek stȯr də ˌner ē, ˌek strə ȯr / adj 1 a: going beyond what is usual, regular, or customary; specif: of, relating to, or having the nature of a proceeding or action not normally required by law or not prescribed for the… …

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  • 2extraordinary — ex‧tra‧or‧di‧na‧ry [ɪkˈstrɔːdnri ǁ ɪkˈstrɔːrdn eri, ˌekstrəˈɔːr ] adjective [only before a noun] ACCOUNTING an extraordinary cost etc is one that does not happen regularly and is not related to a company s usual business activities; =… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 3Extraordinary — may refer to: * The Extraordinary, an Australian television documentary series * ExtraOrdinary (Mini Album), an EP by Nizlopi * Extraordinary (song), a song by Mandy Moore See also * Extraordinary Machine, an album by American singer songwriter… …

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  • 4Extraordinary — 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;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5Extraordinary — 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. [1913 Webster] Their extraordinary did consist especially in the matter… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6extraordinary — [ek strôrd′ n er΄ē, ikstrôrd′ n er΄ē; ekstrôr′də ner΄ē, ikstrôr′də ner΄ē; ] also [ eks΄trə ôrd′ n er΄ē, eks΄trəôr′də ner΄ē] adj. [ME extraordinari < L extraordinarius < extra ordinem, out of the usual order < extra + acc. of ordo, ORDER] …

    English World dictionary

  • 7extraordinary — ► ADJECTIVE 1) very unusual or remarkable. 2) (of a meeting) specially convened rather than being one of a regular series. 3) (of an official) specially employed: Ambassador Extraordinary. DERIVATIVES extraordinarily adverb extraordinariness noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8extraordinary — early 15c., from L. extraordinarius out of the common order, from extra ordinem out of order, especially the usual order, from extra out (see EXTRA (Cf. extra )) + ordinem (nom. ordo) order (see ORDER (Cf. order)). Related: Extraordinar …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9extraordinary — is normally pronounced ik straw di nǝ ri as five syllables, not six, the a being merged into the following or to form one syllable …

    Modern English usage

  • 10extraordinary — [adj] strange and wonderful amazing, bizarre, boss*, curious, exceptional, fab*, fantastic, flash*, gnarly*, heavy*, inconceivable, incredible, marvelous, odd, off beaten path*, out of the ordinary, outstanding, particular, peculiar, phenomenal,… …

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  • 11extraordinary — Out of the ordinary; exceeding the usual, average, or normal measure or degree; beyond or out of the common order, method, or rule; not usual, regular, or of a customary kind; remarkable; uncommon; rare; employed for an exceptional purpose or on… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 12extraordinary — Out of the ordinary; exceeding the usual, average, or normal measure or degree; beyond or out of the common order, method, or rule; not usual, regular, or of a customary kind; remarkable; uncommon; rare; employed for an exceptional purpose or on… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 13extraordinary — 01. Wayne Gretzky was an [extraordinary] hockey player, probably the best who has ever played the sport. 02. Johnny has made [extraordinary] progress in reading this past year, and is now one of the top students in the class. 03. Only 7 years old …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 14extraordinary — ex|traor|di|na|ry W3S3 [ıkˈstro:dənəri US ıkˈstro:rdn eri, ˌekstrəˈo:r ] adj [Date: 1400 1500; : Latin; Origin: extraordinarius, from extra ordinem out of the usual course , from ordo order ] 1.) very unusual or surprising ▪ It took an… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15extraordinary — ex|traor|di|nar|y [ ık strɔrdn,eri ] adjective ** 1. ) very unusual and surprising: It s an extraordinary story. most/quite extraordinary: The whole idea is most extraordinary. it is extraordinary that: It s extraordinary that no one disagreed… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16extraordinary — [[t]ɪkstrɔ͟ː(r)dənri, AM neri[/t]] ♦♦♦ 1) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n (approval) If you describe something or someone as extraordinary, you mean that they have some extremely good or special quality. We ve made extraordinary progress as a society in… …

    English dictionary

  • 17extraordinary — adjective 1 very much better, more beautiful, or more impressive than usual: a woman of extraordinary beauty 2 very unusual or surprising because it would normally be very unlikely to happen or exist: the extraordinary landscapes of Cappodocia |… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18extraordinary */*/ — UK [ɪkˈstrɔː(r)d(ə)n(ə)rɪ] / US [ɪkˈstrɔrd(ə)nˌerɪ] adjective 1) a) very unusual and surprising It s an extraordinary story. most/quite extraordinary: The whole idea is most extraordinary. it is extraordinary that: It s extraordinary that no one… …

    English dictionary

  • 19extraordinary — adjective 1. /əkˈstrɔdənri / (say uhk strawduhnree), /ɛk / (say ek ) beyond what is ordinary; out of the regular or established order: extraordinary power; extraordinary expenses. 2. /əkˈstrɔdənri / (say uhk strawduhnree), /ɛk / (say ek )… …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 20ExtraOrdinary (EP) — Infobox Album Name = ExtraOrdinary Type = EP Artist = Nizlopi Released = 2006 Recorded = Genre = Length = 27:07 Label = FDM Records Producer = Reviews = Last album = Half These Songs Are About You (2004) This album = ExtraOrdinary (2006) Next… …

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