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Extraordinary meaning

extraordinary - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. Beyond or out of the common order or method; not usual, customary, regular, or ordinary; as, extraordinary evils; extraordinary remedies.
  2. 2. Exceeding the common degree, measure. or condition; hence, remarkable; uncommon; rare; wonderful; as, extraordinary talents or grandeur.
  3. 3. Employed or sent upon an unusual or special service; as, an ambassador extraordinary.
  4. 4. That which is extraordinary; - used especially in the plural; as, extraordinaries excepted, there is nothing to prevent success.
  5. 5. Not usual; wonderful; special.

extraordinary - examples of usage

  1. It should be mentioned that the extraordinary, story reached me at second- hand. - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
  2. What an extraordinary thing! - "The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols", William Black.
  3. As I looked, I found that I saw more clearly, in a most extraordinary way. - "The Ghost Pirates", William Hope Hodgson.
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