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ordinary
     1. adj. (legal, of a judge) Having regular jurisdiction; now only used in certain phrases.
     2. adj. Being part of the natural order of things; normal, customary, routine.
           On an ordinary day I wake up at nine o'clock, work for six hours, and then go to the gym.
     3. adj. Having no special characteristics or function; everyday, common, mundane; often deprecatory.
           I live a very ordinary life most of the time, but every year I spend a week in Antarctica.
           He looked so ordinary, I never thought he'd be capable of murder.
     4. adj. (Australia, New Zealand, colloquial, informal) Bad or undesirable.
     5. n. (obsolete) A devotional manual.
     6. n. (Christianity) A rule, or book of rules, prescribing the order of service, especially of Mass.
     7. n. A person having immediate jurisdiction in a given case of ecclesiastical law, such as the bishop within a diocese.
     8. n. (obsolete) A set portion of food, later as available for a fixed price at an inn or other eating establishment.
     9. n. (archaic or historical) A place where such meals are served; a public tavern, inn.
     10. n. (heraldry) One of the standard geometric designs placed across the center of a coat of arms, such as a pale or fess.
     11. n. An ordinary thing or person; the mass; the common run.
     12. n. (historical) A penny-farthing bicycle.
it was no ordinary thing that called her away
it was just an ordinary stray dog without collar or license
civilian
     1. n. A person following the pursuits of civil life, especially one who is not an active member of the armed forces.
           Three civilians were apprehended by the soldiers and taken away in a military vehicle.
     2. n. (informal) A person who does not belong to a particular group or engage in a particular activity.
     3. n. One skilled in civil law.
     4. n. A student of civil law at a university or college.
     5. adj. Not related to the military, police or other professions.
           The three detainees were actually army defectors wearing civilian clothing.
           He worked as a civilian journalist for ten years before being employed by the public broadcaster.
clothes
     1. n. (plural only) Items of clothing; apparel.
     2. n. (obsolete) plural of cloth.
     3. n. The covering of a bed; bedclothes.
     4. v. third-person singular present indicative of clothe
she folded the shabby clothes
she used to wear pretty clothes
     clothe
          1. v. To adorn or cover with clothing; to dress; to supply clothes or clothing.
                to feed and clothe a family; to clothe oneself extravagantly
          2. v. (figurative) To cover or invest, as if with a garment.
                to clothe somebody with authority or power
rather
     1. adv. (obsolete) More quickly; sooner, earlier.
     2. adv. Used to specify a choice or preference; preferably. (Now usually followed by than)
           I'd rather stay in all day than go out with them.   I'd like this one rather than the other one.   I'd rather be with you.
     3. adv. (conjunctive) Used to introduce a contradiction; on the contrary.
           It wasn't supposed to be popular; rather, it was supposed to get the job done.   She didn't go along, but rather went home instead.
     4. adv. (conjunctive) Introducing a qualification or clarification; more precisely. (Now usually preceded by or.)
           I didn't want to leave. Or rather I did, just not alone.
     5. adv. (degree) Somewhat, fairly.
           This melon is rather tasteless.   This melon is rather tasteless, especially compared to the one we had last time.
     6. v. (nonstandard, or dialectal) To prefer; to prefer to.
     7. adj. (obsolete) Prior; earlier; former.
     8. interj. (England, dated) An enthusiastic affirmation.
she struck me as rather intelligent
I think I'd rather have you go into that upstairs
than
     1. conj. (obsolete, outside, dialects, usually used with for) Because; for.
     2. conj. Used in comparisons, to introduce the basis of comparison.
           she's taller than I am;  she found his advice more witty than helpful;  we have less work today than we had yesterday;  it's bigger than I thought it was
     3. prep. introduces a comparison, and is associated with comparatives, and with words such as more, less, and fewer. Typically, it seeks to measure the force of an adjective or similar description between two
           Patients diagnosed more recently are probably surviving an average of longer than two years.
     4. adv. (now chiefly dialectal) At that time; then.
seems more curious than ever
more to herself than to him
uniform
     1. adj. Unvarying; all the same.
     2. adj. Consistent; conforming to one standard.
     3. adj. (mathematics) with speed of convergence not depending on choice of function argument; as in uniform continuity, uniform convergence
     4. adj. (of a polymer) Composed of a single macromolecular species.
     5. adj. (geometry) (of a polyhedron) That is isogonal and whose faces are regular polygons; (of an n-dimensional (n>3) polytope) that is isogonal and whose bounding (n-1)-dimensional facets are uniform polyto
     6. n. A distinctive outfit that serves to identify members of a group.
     7. n. Phonetic equivalent for the letter U in the ICAO spelling alphabet, informally known as the NATO phonetic alphabet.
     8. n. A uniformed police officer (as opposed to a detective).
     9. v. To clothe in a uniform.
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