- Regular is defined as someone or something that is standard, average, orderly or usual person or thing or something that is done habitually.
- An example of regular is a woman five feet five inches tall; the regular, average height for a woman.
- An example of regular is dinner served every night at seven; a regular dinner time.
- An example of regular is a pint of beer; a regular order.
- The definition of a regular is a person who routinely visits the same place, or a garment size for men of average build and height.
- An example of a regular is someone who stops at the same coffee shop every day on their way to work.
- An example of a regular is a jacket size for a 5 foot 10 inch man.
- conforming in form, build, or arrangement to a rule, principle, type, standard, etc.; orderly; symmetrical: regular features
- characterized by conformity to a fixed principle or procedure
- usual; customary: his regular seat
- ☆ not a substitute; established: the regular quarterback
- ☆ Philately for general, unrestricted use: a regular issue of stamps
- consistent or habitual in action: a regular customer
- recurring at set times or functioning in a normal way: a regular pulse
- conforming to a standard or to a generally accepted rule or mode of conduct; proper
- properly qualified: a regular doctor
- cubic (sense )
- Informal thorough; absolute; complete: a regular nuisance
- ☆ Informal pleasant, friendly, reliable, etc.: a regular fellow
- Bot. having all similar parts of the same shape and size; symmetrical: said of flowers
- Eccles. of a religious institute whose members have vows, specif. solemn vows
- Gram. conforming to the usual pattern in inflection, formation, etc.; specif., weak ()
- having all angles and sides equal, as a polygon
- having identical regular polygons for all its faces arranged in the same way around all vertices: said of a polyhedron
- uniform with respect to a certain characteristic
- designating or of the permanently constituted, or standing, army of a country
- designating soldiers recognized in international law as legitimate combatants in warfare
- ☆ Politics designating, of, or loyal to the recognized party leadership, candidates, etc.
Origin: Middle English reguler from Middle French from Classical Latin regularis, of a bar (in LL, regular) from regula: see rule
- Eccles. a member of a regular religious institute
- a member of a regular army
- ☆ a regular member of an athletic team, not a substitute
- a clothing size for men of average height
- Informal one who is regular, as in attendance
- ☆ Politics a person who is loyal to the recognized party leadership, candidates, etc.
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- Customary, usual, or normal: the train's regular schedule.
- Orderly, even, or symmetrical: regular teeth.
- In conformity with a fixed procedure, principle, or discipline.
- Well-ordered; methodical: regular habits.
- Occurring at fixed intervals; periodic: regular payments.
- a. Occurring with normal or healthy frequency.b. Having bowel movements or menstrual periods with normal or healthy frequency.
- Not varying; constant.
- Formally correct; proper.
- Having the required qualifications for an occupation: not a regular lawyer.
- Informal Complete; thorough: a regular scoundrel.
- Informal Good; nice: a regular guy.
- Botany Having symmetrically arranged parts of similar size and shape: regular flowers.
- Grammar Conforming to the usual pattern of inflection, derivation, or word formation.
- Ecclesiastical Belonging to a religious order and bound by its rules: the regular clergy.
- Mathematics a. Having equal sides and equal angles. Used of polygons.b. Having faces that are congruent regular polygons and congruent polyhedral angles. Used of polyhedrons.
- Belonging to or constituting the permanent army of a nation.
- Ecclesiastical A member of the clergy or of a religious order.
- A soldier belonging to a regular army.
- A dependable loyal person: one of the party regulars.
- A clothing size designed for persons of average height.
- A habitual customer.
Origin: Middle English reguler, living under religious rule, from Old French, from Late Latin rēgulāris, according to rule, from Latin rēgula, rod, rule; see reg- in Indo-European roots.
- regˌu·larˈi·ty noun
- regˈu·lar·ly adverb
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