mundane[mun′dān′, mun dān′]
- The definition of mundane is someone or something that is typical or ordinary.
- An example of mundane is having a front lawn.
- An example of mundane is working a nine to five job.
Mowing the lawn is a mundane chore.
- of the world; esp., worldly, as distinguished from heavenly, spiritual, etc.
- commonplace, everyday, ordinary, etc.
Origin of mundaneLate Middle English mondeyne ; from Old French mondain ; from Late Latin mundanus ; from Classical Latin mundus, world (in Ecclesiastical Late Latin the secular world, as opposed to the church)
- Of, relating to, or typical of this world; secular.
- Relating to, characteristic of, or concerned with commonplaces; ordinary.
Origin of mundaneMiddle English mondeine, from Old French mondain, from Latin mundānus, from mundus, world.
- mun·dane′ness, mun·dan′i·ty
(comparative mundaner, superlative mundanest)
- (slang, derogatory, in various subcultures) A person considered to be "normal", not part of the elite group.
From Latin mundanus, from mundus (“world”).