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, fixturenoun

    a regular patron

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

  2. regularnoun

    a soldier in the regular army

  3. regularnoun

    a dependable follower (especially in party politics)

    "he is one of the party regulars"

  4. regularadjective

    a garment size for persons of average height and weight

  5. regularadjective

    in accordance with fixed order or procedure or principle

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

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

    often used as intensifiers

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

  7. regularadjective

    conforming to a standard or pattern

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

  8. regularadjective

    regularly scheduled for fixed times

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

  9. regularadjective

    in accord with regular practice or procedure

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

  10. even, regularadjective

    occurring at fixed intervals

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

  11. regular, steadyadjective

    relating to a person who does something regularly

    "a regular customer"; "a steady drinker"

  12. regularadjective

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

    "the regular army"

  13. regularadjective

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

  14. unconstipated, regularadjective

    not constipated

  15. even, regularadjective

    symmetrically arranged

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

  16. regularadjective

    not deviating from what is normal

    "her regular bedtime"

  17. regularadjective

    officially full-time

    "regular students"

Wiktionary

  1. regularnoun

    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. regularnoun

    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. regularnoun

    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. regularnoun

    A coffee with one cream and one sugar.

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

  5. regularadjective

    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. regularadjective

    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. regularadjective

    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. regularadjective

    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. regularadjective

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

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

  10. regularadjective

    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. regularadjective

    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. regularadjective

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

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

  13. regularadjective

    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. regularadjective

    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. regularadjective

    Exemplary; excellent example of; utter, downright.

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

  16. regularadjective

    Riding with the left foot forward.

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

  17. regularadjective

    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. Regularadjective

    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. Regularadjective

    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. Regularadjective

    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. Regularadjective

    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. Regularadjective

    thorough; complete; unmitigated; as, a regular humbug

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

  6. Regularadjective

    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. Regularadjective

    same as Isometric

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

  8. Regularadjective

    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. Regularadjective

    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. Del Contes:

    My policy is to wait until the end of the season before evaluating and commenting on our program and coaches. With the close of the regular season, I want to reiterate that Tom Herman is Tom Herman.

  2. The President:

    If you're asking me when is it going to be generally available to the American public, so we can begin to take advantage of vaccine to get back to our regular life, I think we're probably looking at third, late second quarter, third quarter 2021.

  3. John Cranley:

    This is not normal, and it shouldn't be viewed as normal. This is abnormal. No other industrialized country has this level of active multiple shootings on a regular basis, i think there's something deeply sick at work here.

  4. Jay Seawell:

    I think the biggest thing is how just a regular guy he is who just may be one of the greatest football coaches of all time, but he's just a regular guy who is easy to talk to. He was asking Michael as much about golf as they were asking him about football.

  5. Montana Siniff:

    Jolly Roger is entirely false. Jessica Watkins hates explosives. There is no moral or lawful way to really make use of explosives as a regular citizen.

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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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