usual


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 usual time.
longer/higher/worse etc than usual
It is taking longer than usual for orders to reach our customers.
She ate twice as much as usual .
it is usual (for sb) to do sth
It's usual to keep records of all expenses.
2.) as usual
in the way that happens or exists most of the time
As usual, they'd left the children at home with Susan.
They didn't invite any women, as usual.
3.) as per usual
spoken used to say that something bad that often happens has just happened again
He just laughed at me, as per usual.
4.) the usualspoken
a) used for talking about something that usually happens, is usually done etc
'What was he going on about this time?' 'Oh, the usual.'
b) the drink that you usually have, especially in a particular bar
A pint of the usual please, Paul.
5.) not your usual self
behaving differently from the way you usually behave, especially by seeming worried or upset about something
Keith doesn't seem his usual self these days.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • 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… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 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 …   English World dictionary

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

  • 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

  • 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 …   New thesaurus

  • 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