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:

    Television ... helps blur the distinction between framed and unframed reality. Whereas going to the movies necessarily entails leaving one’s ordinary surroundings, soap operas are in fact spatially inseparable from the rest of one’s life. In homes where television is on most of the time, they are also temporally integrated into one’s “real” life and, unlike the experience of going out in the evening to see a show, may not even interrupt its regular flow.
    Eviatar Zerubavel, U.S. sociologist, educator. The Fine Line: Making Distinctions in Everyday Life, ch. 5, University of Chicago Press (1991)

    The business of the poet is not to find new emotions, but to use the ordinary ones and, in working them up into poetry, to express feelings which are not in actual emotions at all.
    —T.S. (Thomas Stearns)

    Go, you are dismissed.
    [Ite missa est.]
    Missal, The. The Ordinary of the Mass.

    Missal is book of prayers and rites used to celebrate the Roman Catholic mass during the year.