Extraordinary

Definition of Extraordinary

Ex`traor´di`na`ry
a.1.Beyond or out of the common order or method; not usual, customary, regular, or ordinary; as, extraordinary evils; extraordinary remedies.
Which dispose
To something extraordinary my thoughts.
- Milton.
2.Exceeding the common degree, measure. or condition; hence, remarkable; uncommon; rare; wonderful; as, extraordinary talents or grandeur.
3.Employed or sent upon an unusual or special service; as, an ambassador extraordinary.
n.1.That which is extraordinary; - used especially in the plural; as, extraordinaries excepted, there is nothing to prevent success.
Their extraordinary did consist especially in the matter of prayers and devotions.
- Jer. Taylor.

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