The definition of usual is something common or regularly used.
An example of usual is to brush your teeth the same way you do every day.
such as is in common or ordinary use; such as is most often seen, heard, used, etc.; common; ordinary; customary
Origin of usualMiddle English ; from Middle French ; from Late Latin usualis ; from Classical Latin usus: see use
in the usual way
- Commonly encountered, experienced, or observed: the usual summer heat.
- Regularly or customarily used: ended the speech with the usual expressions of thanks.
- In conformity with regular practice or procedure: Come at the usual time.
Origin of usualMiddle English, from Old French usuel, from Late Latin &umacron;sualis, from Latin &umacron;sus, use, from past participle of &umacron;t&imacron;, to use.
(comparative more usual, superlative most usual)
- most commonly occurring
- The preference of a boy to a girl is a usual occurrence in some parts of China.
- It is becoming more usual these days to rear children as bilingual.