Conformed to a fixed or regulated sequence or arrangement; hence, sanctioned by law or usage; established; settled; stated; regular; normal; customary.Common in practice or use; usual; frequent; habitual.Common in occurrence; such as may be met with at any time or place; not distinguished in any way from others; hence, often, somewhat inferior; of little merit; not distinguished by superior excellence; commonplace; mean; low.Ugly; not handsome: as, she is an ordinary woman.Vulgar, etc. (see common), homely.n. One possessing immediate jurisdiction in his own right and not by special deputation.n. An English diocesan officer, entitled the ordinary of assize and sessions, appointed to give criminals their neck-verses, perform other religious services for them, and assist in preparing them for death.n. A judge empowered to take cognizance of causes in his own right, and not by delegation.n. The established or due sequence; the appointed or fixed form; in the Roman Catholic missal and in other Latin liturgies, the established sequence or order for saying mass; the service of the mass (with exclusion of the canon) as preëminent; the ordo.n. Rule; guide.n. Something regular and customary; something in common use.n. A usual or customary meal; hence, a regular meal provided at, an eating-house for every one, as distinguished from dishes specially ordered; a table d'hôte.n. A place where such meals are served; an eating-house where there is a fixed price for a meal.n. The average; the mass; the common run.n. In heraldry, a very common bearing, usually bounded by straight lines, but sometimes by one of the heraldic lines, wavy, nebulé, or the like. See line, 12.n. In the navy: The establishment of persons formerly employed by government to take charge of ships of war laid up in harbors.n. The state of a ship not in actual service, but laid up under the charge of officers: as, a ship in ordinary (one laid up under the direction of the officers of a navy-yard or dockyard).n. See def. 10 .n. Abbreviated ord.n. The bicycle with a large front and a small rear wheel, which preceded the ‘safety’ bicycle: so called because it was the common form of bicycle before 1890. See bicycle.n. In the stock-market, a share of ordinary or common (that is, not preferred) stock.