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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  Consultation  with  oracles  was  a  thing  very  usual  and 
  frequent  in  their  times.  --Hooker. 
 
  We  can  make  friends  of  these  usual  enemies.  --Baxter. 
  --  {U"su*al*ly},  adv  --  {U"su*al*ness},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  usual 
  adj  1:  occurring  or  encountered  or  experienced  or  observed 
  frequently  or  in  accordance  with  regular  practice  or 
  procedure;  "grew  the  usual  vegetables";  "the  usual 
  summer  heat";  "came  at  the  usual  time";  "the  child's 
  usual  bedtime"  [ant:  {unusual}] 
  2:  commonly  encountered;  "a  common  (or  familiar)  complaint"; 
  "the  usual  greeting"  [syn:  {common}] 




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