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Definition of "usual" []

  • Commonly encountered, experienced, or observed: the usual summer heat. (adjective)
  • Regularly or customarily used: ended the speech with the usual expressions of thanks. (adjective)
  • In conformity with regular practice or procedure: Come at the usual time. (adjective)
  • As usual As commonly or habitually happens: As usual, I slept late that Saturday morning. (idiom)
  • Of the most normal, frequent, or regular type; customary (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Ordinary or commonplace events (esp in the phrase out of the usual) (noun)

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Use "usual" in a sentence
  • "“I found Isabel as well as usual, ” he said, “only I’m afraid ‘as usual’ isn’t particularly well."
  • "_We are this week compelled to go to press one day earlier than usual; we have to request the indulgence of our correspondents for the omission of our usual_ LIST OF REPLIES RECEIVED, _and for not replying until next week to several inquiries which have been addressed to us_."
  • "_exactly_ usual (there may be exceptions, but it ain't exactly _usual_) to come to a gentleman's funeral, and especially not all the way from"