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.

 

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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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