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

Definition of regular

  1. 1 :  belonging to a religious order

  2. 2a :  formed, built, arranged, or ordered according to some established rule, law, principle, or typeb (1) :  both equilateral and equiangular a regular polygon (2) :  having faces that are congruent regular polygons and all the polyhedral angles congruent a regular polyhedronc of a flower :  having the arrangement of floral parts exhibiting radial symmetry with members of the same whorl similar in form

  3. 3a :  orderly, methodical regular habitsb :  recurring, attending, or functioning at fixed, uniform, or normal intervals a regular income a regular churchgoer regular bowel movements

  4. 4a :  constituted, conducted, scheduled, or done in conformity with established or prescribed usages, rules, or disciplineb :  normal, standard: such 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 guyc (1) :  conforming to the normal or usual manner of inflection (2) :  weak 7d of a postage stamp :  issued in large numbers over a long period for general use in prepayment of postage

  5. 5 :  of, relating to, or constituting the permanent standing military force of a state the regular army regular soldiers

Examples of regular in a Sentence

  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 and Etymology 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



noun reg·u·lar

Definition of regular

  1. 1 :  one who is regular: such asa :  one of the regular clergyb :  a soldier in a regular armyc :  one who can be trusted or depended on a party regulard :  a player on an athletic team who usually starts every gamee :  one who is usually present or participating; especially :  a long-standing regular customer

  2. 2 :  something of average or medium size; especially :  a clothing size designed to fit a person of average height

Examples of regular in a Sentence

  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.

15th Century

First Known Use of regular

15th century

REGULAR Defined for English Language Learners



Definition of regular for English Language Learners

  • : 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



Definition of regular for English Language Learners

  • : someone who goes somewhere very often

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

  • : something that is average or usual in quality or size

REGULAR Defined for Kids


adjective reg·u·lar \ˈre-gyə-lər\

Definition of regular for Students

  1. 1 :  steady in practice or occurrence :  happening on or as if on a schedule a regular routine The club holds regular meetings.

  2. 2 :  following established usages or rules regular procedures

  3. 3 :  1normal 1 Practice will be at the regular time. The regular price is $15.

  4. 4 :  following the usual manner of inflection “Talk” is a regular verb, but “say” is not.

  5. 5 :  having all sides equal and all angles equal a regular polygon



Medical Dictionary


adjective reg·u·lar \ˈreg-yə-lər\

Medical Definition of regular

  1. 1:  having or constituting an isometric system regular crystals

  2. 2:  conforming to what is usual or normal: asa:  recurring or functioning at fixed or normal intervals regular bowel movementsb:  having menstrual periods or bowel movements at normal intervals



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