ETYM French excellent, Latin excellens, -entis, p. pr. of excellere. Related to Excel.
Of the highest quality; SYN. first-class.
extraordinary / ɪkstrɔːrdn̩eri /
ETYM Latin extraordinarius; extra on the outside + ordinarius: cf. French extraordinaire. Related to Ordinary.
1. Beyond what is ordinary or usual; highly unusual or exceptional or remarkable.
2. Far more than usual or expected.
3. (Of an official) Serving an unusual or special function in addition to those of the regular officials.