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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)

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 "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"