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
Examples of regular in a Sentence
Most days she follows a regular routine.
The town holds regular meetings.
five regular payments of $100
We made regular use of the pool.
Getting regular exercise is important.
Exercise has become a regular part of my lifestyle.
He is a regular contributor to the magazine.
The seedlings were planted in regular rows.
The wallpaper has a regular pattern of stripes. Noun
They are regulars at the bar.
He is a regular on the television show.
the regulars on a baseball team
“What kind of gas do you put in your car?” “I use regular.”
We'll have one large soda and two regulars. See More
Recent Examples on the Web
Written and directed in collaboration with regular cinematographer and creative partner Michal Englert, this is a rare close-up of an older trans woman making tough choices in a majority Catholic country that remains legislatively and socially hostile.—David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, 8 Sep. 2023 In total, nearly 6,300 families are currently housed in the state’s shelter system, including nearly 2,700 in hotels that state officials have rented in their entirety because regular shelter beds are full.—Mike Damiano, BostonGlobe.com, 8 Sep. 2023 Philadelphia is seeking to return to the Super Bowl after going 14-3 in the 2022 regular season and winning the NFC championship before falling to the Kansas City Chiefs 38-35 in the NFL championship game on Feb. 12.—Mark Inabinett | Minabinett@al.com, al, 8 Sep. 2023 What: The Cincinnati Reds face off against the St. Louis Cardinals in a regular season MLB matchup.—oregonlive, 8 Sep. 2023 The Mercury are currently in last place with two regular season games left, however Griner has appeared to barely skip a beat upon her first season back, making her ninth WNBA All-Star Game and leading Phoenix with 17.7 points and 6.6 rebounds per game.—Sean Neumann, Peoplemag, 8 Sep. 2023 During a regular checkup, Allen discovered that her blood sugar levels were higher than normal.—Taiia Smart Young, Essence, 8 Sep. 2023 Even when things looked bleak last season, the dominoes fell into the Mercury's favor on the last day of the regular season.—Jenna Ortiz, The Arizona Republic, 28 Aug. 2023 The Lions, like every other team around the NFL, are currently in the process of trimming their roster down from the training camp 91 spots to the regular season 53.—Andrew Birkle, Detroit Free Press, 27 Aug. 2023
The divestiture is part of a move to mollify antitrust regulars at the Federal Trade Commission.—Kristine De Leon, Anchorage Daily News, 8 Sep. 2023 The difference now, in the wilting days of a once-vibrant season is this: Four regulars (Leody Taveras, Zeke Duran, Travis Jankowski and Jonah Heim) have regressed to the mean after career-year performances.—Kevin Sherrington, Dallas News, 7 Sep. 2023 The product, which usually goes on sale in January, lets Wendy’s regulars pay $2 for a digital or physical keychain that, when applied to a purchase, entitles the customer to one free Jr. Frosty.—Sam Burros, Peoplemag, 6 Sep. 2023 In a nondescript room, twenty-five or so regulars ate nutritious, if uninspired, meals from cardboard trays.—Peggy Orenstein, The New Yorker, 5 Sep. 2023 Adam Diener, who owns Vegan Daddy Meats at 569 N. 300 West, said he’s seen a good amount of walk-in traffic since his soft opening in July, and already has regulars.—Kolbie Peterson, The Salt Lake Tribune, 4 Sep. 2023 The defense gave up 427 yards, and it is expected that a few regulars on that side of the ball will play Friday.—Scooby Axson, USA TODAY, 19 Aug. 2023 Naturally, restaurant regulars are seeing an influx of unfamiliar faces due to the growing number of these reservation apps.—Sophie Dweck, Town & Country, 30 July 2023 Its tenacity endeared it to regulars and to its community.—Thomas Curwen, Los Angeles Times, 27 Aug. 2023 See More
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Middle English reguler, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin regularis regular, from Latin, of a bar, from regula rule — more at rule