Definitions for Regularˈrɛg yə lər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

reg•u•larˈrɛg yə lər(adj.)

  1. usual; normal; customary.

  2. evenly or uniformly arranged; symmetrical.

  3. characterized by fixed principle, uniform procedure, etc.

  4. recurring at fixed or uniform intervals.

  5. having regular menses or bowel movements.

  6. adhering to a rule or procedure; methodical.

  7. habitual or long-standing:

    a regular user.

  8. conforming to some accepted rule, discipline, etc.

  9. legitimate or proper:

    a regular doctor.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  10. Informal. decent; straightforward; nice: absolute; thoroughgoing:

    a regular guy.

    a regular rascal.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Informal

  11. (of a flower) having the members of each of its floral circles or whorls alike in form and size.

    Category: Botany

  12. conforming to the most prevalent pattern of formation, inflection, etc., in a language:

    a regular verb.

    Category: Grammar

  13. Math. governed by one law throughout. (of a polygon) having all sides and angles equal. (of a polyhedron) having all faces congruent regular polygons, and all solid angles congruent.

    Category: Math

    Ref: analytic (def. 5a). 5 1

  14. noting or belonging to the permanently organized, or standing, army of a state.

    Category: Military

  15. subject to a religious rule, or belonging to a religious or monastic order

    Category: Religion

    Ref: (opposed to secular): regular clergy.

  16. of, pertaining to, or selected by the recognized agents of a political party:

    the regular ticket.

    Category: Government

  17. (of coffee) containing an average amount of milk or cream.

  18. (n.)a long-standing or habitual customer or client.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  19. a member of a duly constituted religious order under a rule.

    Category: Religion

  20. a professional soldier.

  21. a party member who faithfully stands by his or her party.

    Category: Government

  22. a size of garments for persons of average proportions. a garment in this size.

    Category: Clothing

  23. an athlete who plays in most of the games, usu. from the start.

Origin of regular:

1350–1400; ME reguler (adj.) < MF < LL rēgulāris. See rule , -ar1


Princeton's WordNet

  1. regular, habitue, fixture(noun)

    a regular patron

    "an habitue of the racetrack"; "a bum who is a Central Park fixture"

  2. regular(noun)

    a soldier in the regular army

  3. regular(noun)

    a dependable follower (especially in party politics)

    "he is one of the party regulars"

  4. regular(adj)

    a garment size for persons of average height and weight

  5. regular(adj)

    in accordance with fixed order or procedure or principle

    "his regular calls on his customers"; "regular meals"; "regular duties"

  6. regular(a), veritable(a)(adj)

    often used as intensifiers

    "a regular morass of details"; "a regular nincompoop"; "he's a veritable swine"

  7. regular(adj)

    conforming to a standard or pattern

    "following the regular procedure of the legislature"; "a regular electrical outlet"

  8. regular(adj)

    regularly scheduled for fixed times

    "at a regular meeting of the PTA"; "regular bus departures"

  9. regular(adj)

    in accord with regular practice or procedure

    "took his regular morning walk"; "her regular bedtime"

  10. even, regular(adj)

    occurring at fixed intervals

    "a regular beat"; "the even rhythm of his breathing"

  11. regular, steady(adj)

    relating to a person who does something regularly

    "a regular customer"; "a steady drinker"

  12. regular(adj)

    (used of the military) belonging to or engaged in by legitimate army forces

    "the regular army"

  13. regular(adj)

    (of solids) having clear dimensions that can be measured; volume can be determined with a suitable geometric formula

  14. unconstipated, regular(adj)

    not constipated

  15. even, regular(adj)

    symmetrically arranged

    "even features"; "regular features"; "a regular polygon"

  16. regular(adj)

    not deviating from what is normal

    "her regular bedtime"

  17. regular(adj)

    officially full-time

    "regular students"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. regular(adjective)ˈrɛg yə lər

    evenly spaced in time or distance

    regular dental checks; posts in the ground at regular intervals; a regular income

  2. regularˈrɛg yə lər

    happening or done often

    a regular customer; a regular occurrence

  3. regularˈrɛg yə lər

    normal or ordinary

    He's just a regular guy.

  4. regularˈrɛg yə lər

    normal size, not big or small

    a regular chocolate ice-cream

  5. regularˈrɛg yə lər

    evenly shaped

    The gem is worth more if its shape is regular.

  6. regularˈrɛg yə lər

    obeying the rules of grammar

    a regular verb

  7. regular(noun)ˈrɛg yə lər

    sb who is often a customer at a particular place

    He was one of the regulars at the bar.


  1. regular(Noun)

    A member of the British Army (as opposed to a member of the Territorial Army or Reserve).

  2. regular(Noun)

    A frequent, routine visitor to an establishment.

    Bartenders usually know their regulars by name.

  3. regular(Noun)

    A frequent customer, client or business partner.

    This gentleman was one of the architect's regulars.

  4. regular(Noun)

    A coffee with one cream and one sugar.

  5. regular(Adjective)

    Bound by religious rule; belonging to a monastic or religious order (often as opposed to secular).

  6. regular(Adjective)

    Having a constant pattern; showing evenness of form or appearance.

  7. regular(Adjective)

    Having all sides of the same length, and all (corresponding) angles of the same size.

  8. regular(Adjective)

    Demonstrating a consistent set of rules; showing order, evenness of operation or occurrence.

  9. regular(Adjective)

    Well-behaved, orderly; restrained (of a lifestyle etc.).

  10. regular(Adjective)

    Happening at constant (especially short) intervals.

    He made regular visits to go see his mother.

  11. regular(Adjective)

    Following a set or common pattern; according to the normal rules of a given language.

    The verb "to walk" is regular.

  12. regular(Adjective)

    Having the expected characteristics or appearances; normal, ordinary, standard.

  13. regular(Adjective)

    Permanently organised; being part of a set professional body of troops.

  14. regular(Adjective)

    Having bowel movements or menstrual periods at constant intervals in the expected way.

    Maintaining a high-fibre diet keeps you regular.

  15. regular(Adjective)

    Exemplary; excellent example of; utter, downright.

  16. regular(Adjective)

    Riding with the left foot forward.

  17. regular(Adjective)

    That every set in its domain is both outer regular and inner regular.

  18. Origin: From reguler, reguler, regulier, and their source, regularis, from regula, ultimately from reg-.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Regular(adj)

    conformed to a rule; agreeable to an established rule, law, principle, or type, or to established customary forms; normal; symmetrical; as, a regular verse in poetry; a regular piece of music; a regular verb; regular practice of law or medicine; a regular building

  2. Regular(adj)

    governed by rule or rules; steady or uniform in course, practice, or occurence; not subject to unexplained or irrational variation; returning at stated intervals; steadily pursued; orderlly; methodical; as, the regular succession of day and night; regular habits

  3. Regular(adj)

    constituted, selected, or conducted in conformity with established usages, rules, or discipline; duly authorized; permanently organized; as, a regular meeting; a regular physican; a regular nomination; regular troops

  4. Regular(adj)

    belonging to a monastic order or community; as, regular clergy, in distinction dfrom the secular clergy

  5. Regular(adj)

    thorough; complete; unmitigated; as, a regular humbug

  6. Regular(adj)

    having all the parts of the same kind alike in size and shape; as, a regular flower; a regular sea urchin

  7. Regular(adj)

    same as Isometric

  8. Regular(adj)

    a member of any religious order or community who has taken the vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience, and who has been solemnly recognized by the church

  9. Regular(adj)

    a soldier belonging to a permanent or standing army; -- chiefly used in the plural

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Regular' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1370

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Regular' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1898

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Regular' in Adjectives Frequency: #164

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