regular, habitue, fixture(noun)
a regular patron
"an habitue of the racetrack"; "a bum who is a Central Park fixture"
a soldier in the regular army
a dependable follower (especially in party politics)
"he is one of the party regulars"
a garment size for persons of average height and weight
in accordance with fixed order or procedure or principle
"his regular calls on his customers"; "regular meals"; "regular duties"
often used as intensifiers
"a regular morass of details"; "a regular nincompoop"; "he's a veritable swine"
conforming to a standard or pattern
"following the regular procedure of the legislature"; "a regular electrical outlet"
regularly scheduled for fixed times
"at a regular meeting of the PTA"; "regular bus departures"
in accord with regular practice or procedure
"took his regular morning walk"; "her regular bedtime"
occurring at fixed intervals
"a regular beat"; "the even rhythm of his breathing"
relating to a person who does something regularly
"a regular customer"; "a steady drinker"
(used of the military) belonging to or engaged in by legitimate army forces
"the regular army"
(of solids) having clear dimensions that can be measured; volume can be determined with a suitable geometric formula
"even features"; "regular features"; "a regular polygon"
not deviating from what is normal
"her regular bedtime"
A member of the British Army (as opposed to a member of the Territorial Army or Reserve).
A frequent, routine visitor to an establishment.
Bartenders usually know their regulars by name.
A frequent customer, client or business partner.
This gentleman was one of the architect's regulars.
A coffee with one cream and one sugar.
Bound by religious rule; belonging to a monastic or religious order (often as opposed to secular).
Having a constant pattern; showing evenness of form or appearance.
Having all sides of the same length, and all (corresponding) angles of the same size.
Demonstrating a consistent set of rules; showing order, evenness of operation or occurrence.
Well-behaved, orderly; restrained (of a lifestyle etc.).
Happening at constant (especially short) intervals.
He made regular visits to go see his mother.
Following a set or common pattern; according to the normal rules of a given language.
The verb "to walk" is regular.
Having the expected characteristics or appearances; normal, ordinary, standard.
Permanently organised; being part of a set professional body of troops.
Having bowel movements or menstrual periods at constant intervals in the expected way.
Maintaining a high-fibre diet keeps you regular.
Exemplary; excellent example of; utter, downright.
Riding with the left foot forward.
That every set in its domain is both outer regular and inner regular.
Origin: From reguler, reguler, regulier, and their source, regularis, from regula, ultimately from reg-.
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
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
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
belonging to a monastic order or community; as, regular clergy, in distinction dfrom the secular clergy
thorough; complete; unmitigated; as, a regular humbug
having all the parts of the same kind alike in size and shape; as, a regular flower; a regular sea urchin
same as Isometric
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
a soldier belonging to a permanent or standing army; -- chiefly used in the plural
Origin: [LL. regularis: cf. F. rgulier. See Regular, a.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
reg′ū-lar, adj. according to rule, or to law, order, custom, established practice, or mode prescribed: in accordance with nature or art, or the ordinary form or course of things: governed by rule: uniform: periodical: unbroken: methodical, orderly, systematic: strict: pursued with steadiness: straight: level: instituted according to established forms: normal, natural: consistent: usual, customary: (gram.) according to ordinary rule, as 'regular verbs:' (bot.) symmetrical in form: (geom.) having all the sides and angles equal: belonging to the permanent or standing army—opp. to Militia and Volunteer: (coll.) thorough, out and out, as 'a regular deception:' as opp. to Secular in the R.C. Church, denoting monks, friars, &c. under a monastic rule.—n. a soldier belonging to the permanent army: a member of a religious order who has taken the three ordinary vows: (chron.) a number for each year, giving, added to the concurrents, the number of the day of the week on which the paschal full moon falls: a fixed number for each month serving to ascertain the day of the week, or the age of the moon, on the first day of any month.—n.pl. Regulā′ria, the regular sea-urchins.—n. Regularisā′tion.—v.t. Reg′ularise, to make regular.—n. Regular′ity, conformity to rule: method: uniformity.—adv. Reg′ularly.—n. Reg′ularness.—v.t. Reg′ulāte, to make regular: to adjust by rule: to subject to rules or restrictions: to put in good order.—ns. Reg′ulating-screw, in organ-building, a screw by which the dip of the digitals of the keyboard of an organ may be adjusted; Regulā′tion, act of regulating: state of being regulated: a rule or order prescribed: precept: law.—adj. Reg′ulātive, tending to regulate.—n. Reg′ulātor, one who, or that which, regulates: a lever which regulates the motion of a watch, &c.: anything that regulates motion.—adj. Reg′ulātory.—n.fem. Reg′ulātress. [L. regularis—regula, a rule—regĕre, to rule.]
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Regular' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1370
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Regular' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1898
Rank popularity for the word 'Regular' in Adjectives Frequency: #164
The numerical value of Regular in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of Regular in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Accomplishing the impossible means only that the boss will add it to your regular duties.
ESSAY -- A loose sally of the mind an irregular indigested piece not a regular and orderly composition.
It’s so much more expensive than regular onshore turbines. It’s far more expensive than regular electricity.
Motivation is like food for the brain. You cannot get enough in one sitting. It needs continual and regular top up's.
Creativity is merely a plus name for regular activity . . . any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about dong it right, or better.
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Translations for Regular
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- pravidelný, normální, obyčejnýCzech
- fast, regelmæssig, almindelig, normalDanish
- regelmäßig, regulär, gewöhnlich, normal, Stammgast, StammgästinGerman
- συχνός, συχνό, συχνή, κοινή, κοινός, κανονικό, κανονική, συνηθισμένο, κανονικός, συνηθισμένη, κοινό, συνηθισμένοςGreek
- säännöllinen, kanta-asiakas, vakioasiakasFinnish
- régulier, habitué, habituées, habituée, habituésFrench
- cunbhalach, riaghailteachScottish Gaelic
- rendes, szabályosHungarian
- regolare, clienteItalian
- 規則, [[規則]][[動詞]]Japanese
- 정식의, 일반Korean
- legitimus, legitima, rectusLatin
- regelméissegLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- regelmatig, regelmatige, vaste, gewoon, gewone, vast, stamgastDutch
- ча́стый, регуля́рный, пра́вильный, постоя́нный, норма́льный, обы́чный, клие́нт, завсегда́тай, клие́нткаRussian
- regelbunden, stamgästSwedish
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