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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.

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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

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

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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.

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First Known Use of regular

15th century



REGULAR Defined for English Language Learners

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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

regular

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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

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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

regularly

adverb

Medical Dictionary

regular

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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

regularly

adverb


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