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adjective reg·u·lar \ˈre-gyə-lər, ˈre-g(ə-)lər also ˈrā-\

: happening over and over again at the same time or in the same way : occurring every day, week, month, etc.

: happening at times that are equally separated

: happening or done very often

Full Definition of REGULAR

:  belonging to a religious order
a :  formed, built, arranged, or ordered according to some established rule, law, principle, or type
b (1) :  both equilateral and equiangular <a regular polygon>
(2) :  having faces that are congruent regular polygons and all the polyhedral angles congruent <a regular polyhedron>
c of a flower :  having the arrangement of floral parts exhibiting radial symmetry with members of the same whorl similar in form
a :  orderly, methodical <regular habits>
b :  recurring, attending, or functioning at fixed, uniform, or normal intervals <a regular income> <a regular churchgoer> <regular bowel movements>
a :  constituted, conducted, scheduled, or done in conformity with established or prescribed usages, rules, or discipline
b :  normal, standard: as
(1) :  absolute, complete <a regular fool> <the office seemed like a regular madhouse> (2) :  thinking or behaving in an acceptable, normal, or agreeable manner <was a regular guy>
c (1) :  conforming to the normal or usual manner of inflection
(2) :  weak 7
d of a postage stamp :  issued in large numbers over a long period for general use in prepayment of postage
:  of, relating to, or constituting the permanent standing military force of a state <the regular army> <regular soldiers>

Examples of REGULAR

  1. Most days she follows a regular routine.
  2. The town holds regular meetings.
  3. five regular payments of $100
  4. We made regular use of the pool.
  5. Getting regular exercise is important.
  6. Exercise has become a regular part of my lifestyle.
  7. He is a regular contributor to the magazine.
  8. The seedlings were planted in regular rows.
  9. The wallpaper has a regular pattern of stripes.

Origin of REGULAR

Middle English reguler, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin regularis regular, from Latin, of a bar, from regula rule — more at rule
First Known Use: 14th century

Synonym Discussion of REGULAR

regular, normal, typical, natural mean being of the sort or kind that is expected as usual, ordinary, or average. regular stresses conformity to a rule, standard, or pattern <the club's regular monthly meeting>. normal implies lack of deviation from what has been discovered or established as the most usual or expected <normal behavior for a two-year-old>. typical implies showing all important traits of a type, class, or group and may suggest lack of strong individuality <a typical small town>. natural applies to what conforms to a thing's essential nature, function, or mode of being <the natural love of a mother for her child>.



: someone who goes somewhere very often

: someone who often or usually performs, plays, etc.

: something that is average or usual in quality or size

Full Definition of REGULAR

:  one who is regular: as
a :  one of the regular clergy
b :  a soldier in a regular army
c :  one who can be trusted or depended on <a party regular>
d :  a player on an athletic team who usually starts every game
e :  one who is usually present or participating; especially :  a long-standing regular customer
:  something of average or medium size; especially :  a clothing size designed to fit a person of average height

Examples of REGULAR

  1. They are regulars at the bar.
  2. He is a regular on the television show.
  3. the regulars on a baseball team
  4. What kind of gas do you put in your car? I use regular.
  5. We'll have one large soda and two regulars.

First Known Use of REGULAR

15th century
REGULAR Defined for Kids


adjective reg·u·lar \ˈre-gyə-lər\

Definition of REGULAR for Kids

:  steady in practice or occurrence :  happening on or as if on a schedule <a regular routine> <The club holds regular meetings.>
:  following established usages or rules <regular procedures>
:  1normal 1 <Practice will be at the regular time.> <The regular price is $15.>
:  following the usual manner of inflection <“Talk” is a regular verb, but “say” is not.>
:  having all sides equal and all angles equal <a regular polygon>
reg·u·lar·ly adverb

Synonym Discussion of REGULAR

regular, normal, and typical mean being of the sort that is considered to be usual, ordinary, or average. regular is used of something that follows a rule, standard, or pattern. <The team has regular afternoon practice.> normal is used of something that does not vary from what is the most usual or expected. <That's normal behavior for a two-year-old.> typical is used of something that shows all the important characteristics of a type or group. <Ours is a typical small town.>
Medical Dictionary


adjective reg·u·lar \ˈreg-yə-lər\

Medical Definition of REGULAR

:  having or constituting an isometric system <regular crystals>
:  conforming to what is usual or normal: as a :  recurring or functioning at fixed or normal intervals <regular bowel movements> b :  having menstrual periods or bowel movements at normal intervals
reg·u·lar·ly adverb
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