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regular

adjective

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1 appearing or occurring repeatedly from time to time
  • what with one or another of our pets having problems, we've been regular visitors at the animal hospital

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2 following a set method, arrangement, or pattern
  • he's followed a regular schedule for almost 20 years: up by 5, in bed by 10

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3 following or agreeing with established form, custom, or rules
  • thought about having a nontraditional wedding but in the end went with a regular ceremony instead

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regular

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2 someone who regularly spends time in a particular place
  • the coffeehouse regulars were put out by the interlopers occupying their usual table

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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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The first known use of regular was in the 14th century

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“Regular.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/regular. Accessed 8 December 2019.

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