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  • 1 usual — usual, customary, habitual, wonted, accustomed can mean familiar through frequent or regular repetition. Usual stresses the absence of strangeness and is applicable to whatever is normally expected or happens in the ordinary course of events… …

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  • 2 usual — [yo͞o′zhə wəl, yo͞ozh′wəl] adj. [ME < MFr < LL usualis < L usus: see USE] such as is in common or ordinary use; such as is most often seen, heard, used, etc.; common; ordinary; customary SYN. NORMAL as usual in the usual way usually adv …

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  • 3 usual — I adjective abundant, accepted, accustomed, acknowledged, average, banal, casual, characteristic, characterless, colorless, common, commonplace, conformable, conforming, consistent, consuetudinal, consuetudinary, conventional, current, customary …

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  • 4 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 usual — (adj.) late 14c., from O.Fr. usuel (late 13c.), from L.L. usualis ordinary, from L. usus custom (see USE (Cf. use)). The usual suspects is from a line delivered by Claude Rains (as a French police inspector) in Casablanca (1942) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 usual — (Del lat. usuālis). 1. adj. Que común o frecuentemente se usa o se practica. 2. Dicho de una persona: Tratable, sociable y de buen genio. 3. Dicho de una cosa: Que se puede usar con facilidad. ☛ V. interpretación usual …

    Diccionario de la lengua española

  • 7 Usual — may refer to: *Common *Normal *Standard …

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  • 8 usual — adj. 2 g. 1. Que é de uso frequente. = COMUM, HABITUAL, ORDINÁRIO ≠ INUSUAL, RARO 2. Que acontece muitas vezes. = FREQUENTE • s. m. 3. Aquilo que é habitual. 4. Livro de consulta livre numa biblioteca. (Geralmente no plural.) • usuais s. m. pl. 5 …

    Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • 9 usual — [adj] common, typical accepted, accustomed, average, chronic, commonplace, constant, conventional, current, customary, cut and dried*, everyday, expected, familiar, fixed, frequent, garden variety*, general, grind, habitual, mainstream, matter of …

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  • 10 usual — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ habitually or typically occurring or done. ► NOUN informal 1) the drink someone habitually prefers. 2) the thing which is typically done or present. DERIVATIVES usually adverb. ORIGIN Latin usualis, from usus a use …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11 usual — u|su|al W2S2 [ˈju:ʒuəl, ˈju:ʒəl] adj [Date: 1300 1400; : Late Latin; Origin: usualis, from Latin usus; USE1] 1.) happening, done, or existing most of the time or in most situations ▪ Make a cheese sauce in the usual way. ▪ I ll meet you at the… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 usual — adj. VERBS ▪ be ▪ become ADVERB ▪ quite (esp. BrE), very (esp. AmE) ▪ Don t worry it s quite usual to have a few problems at first …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 13 usual — u|su|al [ juʒuəl ] adjective *** normal or typical of what happens or what people do in most situations: She gave us her usual polite smile. Dan was wearing his usual T shirt and blue jeans. more/better/worse etc. than usual: The journey to work… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 usual — [[t]ju͟ːʒuəl[/t]] ♦♦ 1) ADJ: det ADJ, v link ADJ, oft it v link ADJ to inf Usual is used to describe what happens or what is done most often in a particular situation. It is a neighborhood beset by all the usual inner city problems... She s… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 usual — usually, adv. usualness, n. /yooh zhooh euhl, yoohzh weuhl/, adj. 1. habitual or customary: her usual skill. 2. commonly met with or observed in experience; ordinary: the usual January weather. 3. commonplace; everyday: He says the usual things.… …

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  • 16 usual — /ˈjuʒuəl / (say yoohzhoohuhl) adjective 1. habitual or customary: his usual skill. 2. such as is commonly met with or observed in experience; ordinary: the usual January weather. 3. in common use; common: say the usual things. –noun 4. that which …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 17 usual — adjective 1 the same as what happens most of the time or in most situations: I ll meet you at the usual time. | Gina was her usual cheerful self. | it is unusual for sb to do sth: Is it usual for lectures to start so early? | better/more etc than …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 usual */*/*/ — UK [ˈjuːʒʊəl] / US [ˈjuʒuəl] adjective normal, or typical of what happens or of what people do in most situations She gave us her usual polite smile. Dan was wearing his usual T shirt and jeans. more/better/worse etc than usual: The journey to… …

    English dictionary

  • 19 usual — u•su•al [[t]ˈyu ʒu əl, ˈyuʒ wəl[/t]] adj. 1) expected by reason of previous experience with the same occurrence, situation, person, etc.: her usual skill[/ex] 2) commonly met with or observed in experience; ordinary: the usual January… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 20 usual — (Del lat. usualis.) ► adjetivo 1 Que se usa o practica con frecuencia o según es costumbre: ■ llegar tarde es algo usual en Luis; éste es el traje usual de la región. SINÓNIMO habitual 2 SICOLOGÍA Se refiere a la persona que es tratable y de buen …

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