What does regular mean?

Definitions for regular
ˈrɛg yə lərreg·u·lar

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word regular.

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"

Wiktionary

  1. regular(Noun)

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

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

  2. regular(Noun)

    A frequent, routine visitor to an establishment.

    Bartenders usually know their regulars by name.

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

  3. regular(Noun)

    A frequent customer, client or business partner.

    This gentleman was one of the architect's regulars.

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

  4. regular(Noun)

    A coffee with one cream and one sugar.

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

  5. regular(Adjective)

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

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

  6. regular(Adjective)

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

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

  7. regular(Adjective)

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

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

  8. regular(Adjective)

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

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

  9. regular(Adjective)

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

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

  10. regular(Adjective)

    Happening at constant (especially short) intervals.

    He made regular visits to go see his mother.

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

  11. regular(Adjective)

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

    The verb "to walk" is regular.

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

  12. regular(Adjective)

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

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

  13. regular(Adjective)

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

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

  14. regular(Adjective)

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

    Maintaining a high-fibre diet keeps you regular.

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

  15. regular(Adjective)

    Exemplary; excellent example of; utter, downright.

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

  16. regular(Adjective)

    Riding with the left foot forward.

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

  17. regular(Adjective)

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

    Etymology: 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

    Etymology: [LL. regularis: cf. F. rgulier. See Regular, a.]

  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

    Etymology: [LL. regularis: cf. F. rgulier. See Regular, a.]

  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

    Etymology: [LL. regularis: cf. F. rgulier. See Regular, a.]

  4. Regular(adj)

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

    Etymology: [LL. regularis: cf. F. rgulier. See Regular, a.]

  5. Regular(adj)

    thorough; complete; unmitigated; as, a regular humbug

    Etymology: [LL. regularis: cf. F. rgulier. See Regular, a.]

  6. Regular(adj)

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

    Etymology: [LL. regularis: cf. F. rgulier. See Regular, a.]

  7. Regular(adj)

    same as Isometric

    Etymology: [LL. regularis: cf. F. rgulier. See Regular, a.]

  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

    Etymology: [LL. regularis: cf. F. rgulier. See Regular, a.]

  9. Regular(adj)

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

    Etymology: [LL. regularis: cf. F. rgulier. See Regular, a.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Regular

    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. regularisregula, a rule—regĕre, to rule.]

Editors Contribution

  1. regular

    A specified or known frequency or schedule of time.

    They both were blessed to have a regular income and between them they were able to afford to pay their way.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 16, 2020  

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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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of regular in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of regular in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of regular in a Sentence

  1. William Sweet:

    What we thought was extremely rare, large floods invading coastal cities on a regular basis, is becoming more and more probable, the gap between our infrastructure and the global sea level is narrowing.

  2. Photographer Nima Taradji:

    There are no horns or tails -- it's just a regular human being, she has to wear clothes and shave. She has dreams and hopes and failures and successes like anybody else.

  3. Adam Ereli:

    Summits in and of themselves can be showpieces or stimulants to action, i think it's going to take a lot of American persistence to set up regular consultations and a program of cooperation. There is definitely the need, but I'm not sure about the willingness.

  4. Dell Polanco:

    If you’re working out, sticking out with regular water is your best bet.

  5. Tom Kupfer:

    Disgust is an aversive emotion and can be a nasty thing to experience, if you have too much disgust and it's too strong and too regular, like people with trypophobia can have day after day, it's a pretty unpleasant experience.

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Translations for regular

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  • عاديArabic
  • 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
  • regulaEsperanto
  • regularSpanish
  • säännöllinen, kanta-asiakas, vakioasiakasFinnish
  • régulier, habitué, habituées, habituée, habituésFrench
  • rialtaIrish
  • cunbhalach, riaghailteachScottish Gaelic
  • רגילHebrew
  • rendes, szabályosHungarian
  • aturIndonesian
  • regolare, clienteItalian
  • קָבוּעַHebrew
  • 規則, [[規則]][[動詞]]Japanese
  • 정식의, 일반Korean
  • legitimus, legitima, rectusLatin
  • regelméissegLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • မှန်Burmese
  • regelmatig, regelmatige, vaste, gewoon, gewone, vast, stamgastDutch
  • regularnyPolish
  • regularPortuguese
  • ча́стый, регуля́рный, пра́вильный, постоя́нный, норма́льный, обы́чный, клие́нт, завсегда́тай, клие́нткаRussian
  • regelbunden, stamgästSwedish
  • düzenliTurkish
  • 定期Chinese

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