u·su·al / ˈyoōzhoōəl/ • adj. habitually or typically occurring or done; customary: he carried out his usual evening routine their room was a shambles as usual.• n. (the/one's usual) inf. the drink someone habitually orders or prefers. ∎ the thing that is typically done or present: it's a nice change from the usual.DERIVATIVES: u·su·al·ly adv. March usually has the heaviest rainfall.u·su·al·ness n.