Ordinary

Ordinary may refer to:

  • Ordinary (heraldry), a simple geometrical figure on displayed on a shield
  • Ordinary (lecture), a type of lecture given in universities of the Middle Ages
  • Ordinary (liturgy), a set of texts in Roman Catholic and other Western Christian liturgies that are generally invariable
  • Ordinary (officer), an officer of a church or civic authority who by reason of office has ordinary power to execute laws
  • "Ordinary" (Wayne Brady song) (2008)
  • "Ordinary" (Train song) (2004)
  • Ordinary (film), a Malayalam-language film

Famous quotes containing the word ordinary:

    Europe has a set of primary interests, which to us have none, or a very remote relation. Hence she must be engaged in frequent controversies, the causes of which are essentially foreign to our concerns. Hence, therefore, it must be unwise in us to implicate ourselves, by artificial ties, in the ordinary vicissitudes of her politics or the ordinary combinations and collisions of her friendships or enmities.
    George Washington (1732–1799)

    Certainly ordinary language has no claim to be the last word, if there is such a thing. It embodies, indeed, something better than the metaphysics of the Stone Age, namely, as was said, the inherited experience and acumen of many generations of men.
    —J.L. (John Langshaw)

    How far men go for the material of their houses! The inhabitants of the most civilized cities, in all ages, send into far, primitive forests, beyond the bounds of their civilization, where the moose and bear and savage dwell, for their pine boards for ordinary use. And, on the other hand, the savage soon receives from cities iron arrow-points, hatchets, and guns, to point his savageness with.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)