Ordinary

Ordinary may refer to:

  • Ordinary (heraldry), a simple geometrical figure on displayed on a shield
  • Ordinary (lecture), a type of lecture given in universities of the Middle Ages
  • Ordinary (liturgy), a set of texts in Roman Catholic and other Western Christian liturgies that are generally invariable
  • Ordinary (officer), an officer of a church or civic authority who by reason of office has ordinary power to execute laws
  • "Ordinary" (Wayne Brady song) (2008)
  • "Ordinary" (Train song) (2004)
  • Ordinary (film), a Malayalam-language film

Famous quotes containing the word ordinary:

    Just opening up the door, having this ordinary person fly, says a lot for the future. You can always equate astronauts with explorers who were subsidized. Now you are getting someone going just to observe. And then you’ll have the settlers.
    Christa McAuliffe (1948–1986)

    I have great faith in ‘ordinary parents.’ Who has a child’s welfare more at heart than his ordinary parent? It’s been my experience that when parents are given the skills to be more helpful, not only are they able to use these skills, but they infuse them with a warmth and a style that is uniquely their own.
    Haim Ginott (20th century)

    The Taylor and the Painter often contribute to the Success of a Tragedy more than the Poet. Scenes affect ordinary Minds as much as Speeches; and our Actors are very sensible, that a well-dressed Play has sometimes brought them as full Audiences, as a well-written one.... But however the Show and Outside of the Tragedy may work upon the Vulgar, the more understanding Part of the Audience immediately see through it, and despise it.
    Joseph Addison (1672–1719)