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.]
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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
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- 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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