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ADJECTIVE (2)

1. occurring or encountered or experienced or observed frequently or in accordance with regular practice or procedure;
- Example: "grew the usual vegetables"
- Example: "the usual summer heat"
- Example: "came at the usual time"
- Example: "the child's usual bedtime"

2. commonly encountered;
- Example: "a common (or familiar) complaint"
- Example: "the usual greeting"
[syn: common, usual]


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. [1913 Webster] Consultation with oracles was a thing very usual and frequent in their times. --Hooker. [1913 Webster] We can make friends of these usual enemies. --Baxter. [1913 Webster] -- U"su*al*ly, adv. -- U"su*al*ness, n. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

usual 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]
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