usual


usual
adj.
VERBS
be
become
ADVERB
quite (esp. BrE), very (esp. AmE)

Don't worry—it's quite usual to have a few problems at first.

It's very usual for people to leave books and papers behind.

far from

This kind of reaction is far from usual in children of this age.

PREPOSITION
for

It's usual for the man to propose marriage.

PHRASES
as per usual (informal)

Everyone blamed me as per usual.

as usual, like usual (= in the same way as what happens most of the time or in most cases)

Steve, as usual, was the last to arrive.

business as usual (= things will continue as normal in spite of a difficult situation)

It's business as usual at the factory, even while investigators sift through the bomb wreckage.

in the usual way

The metal can then be painted in the usual way.

Usual is used with these nouns: ↑array, ↑assortment, ↑bedtime, ↑bravado, ↑channel, ↑cliché, ↑clientele, ↑convention, ↑course, ↑dosage, ↑dose, ↑excuse, ↑fare, ↑fashion, ↑fate, ↑fee, ↑gang, ↑habit, ↑haunt, ↑kind, ↑manner, ↑method, ↑mode, ↑pattern, ↑practice, ↑preliminary, ↑procedure, ↑rate, ↑remedy, ↑reply, ↑routine, ↑run, ↑seat, ↑self, ↑sense, ↑spelling, ↑standard, ↑stereotype, ↑suspect, ↑thing, ↑trappings

Collocations dictionary. 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

  • 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… …   Dictionary of contemporary English


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