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Definition of "extraordinary" []

  • Beyond what is ordinary or usual: extraordinary authority. (adjective)
  • Highly exceptional; remarkable: an extraordinary achievement. (adjective)
  • Employed or used for a special service, function, or occasion: a minister extraordinary; an extraordinary professor. (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.

Use "extraordinary" in a sentence
  • "If of fuch extraordinary* circumitances, and of hair-breadth efcapes, an account was to be taken in all the deilroyed towns of Calabria Ultra and Sicily, they would, as I faid before, compofe a large volume* I have only recorded a few of the moft extraordinary, and fuch as I had from the moft undoubt - ed authority."
  • "I use the term extraordinary because the event was organized around the launch of the U.S. studio of the Russian news service, 'The Voice of Russia.'"
  • "Mr. Obama also thanked Australian troops for making what he described as extraordinary contributions in Afghanistan."