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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Usual \U"su*al\, a. [L. usualis, from usus use: cf. F. usuel.
See Use, n.]
Such as is in common use; such as occurs in ordinary
practice, or in the ordinary course of events; customary;
ordinary; habitual; common.
Consultation with oracles was a thing very usual and
frequent in their times. --Hooker.
We can make friends of these usual enemies. --Baxter.
[1913 Webster] -- U"su*al*ly, adv. -- U"su*al*ness, n.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
adj 1: occurring or encountered or experienced or observed
frequently or in accordance with regular practice or
procedure; "grew the usual vegetables"; "the usual summer
heat"; "came at the usual time"; "the child's usual
bedtime" [ant: unusual]
2: commonly encountered; "a common (or familiar) complaint";
"the usual greeting" [syn: common, usual]
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
133 Moby Thesaurus words for "usual":
accepted, accustomed, arranged, average, banal, besetting,
bourgeois, businesslike, central, characteristic, chronic, common,
commonplace, conformable, consuetudinary, conventional, current,
customary, distinctive, distinguishing, dominant, epidemic,
established, everyday, exemplary, expected, familiar, formal,
frequent, frequentative, garden, garden variety, garden-variety,
generally accepted, habitual, hackneyed, harmonious, household,
in hand, intermediary, intermediate, many, many times, mean,
medial, median, mediocre, medium, methodical, middle-class,
middle-of-the-road, middling, moderate, natural, naturalistic,
no great shakes, normal, normative, not rare, obtaining,
of common occurrence, oft-repeated, oftentime, old, ordered,
orderly, ordinary, pandemic, plastic, popular, predictable,
predominant, predominating, prescribed, prescriptive, prevailing,
prevalent, prosaic, quintessential, rampant, realistic, received,
recurrent, regnant, regular, regulation, reigning, rife, routine,
ruling, run-of-mine, run-of-the-mill, running, same, sample, set,
standard, steady, stereotyped, stock, suburban, symmetrical,
systematic, the common, the commonplace, the normal, the ordinary,
the usual, thick-coming, time-honored, traditional, trite,
true to form, true to type, typal, typic, typical, unexceptional,
uniform, unimaginative, universal, unnoteworthy, unoriginal,
unremarkable, unspectacular, vernacular, well-known, well-ordered,
well-regulated, widespread, wonted, workaday, worn out
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