regular Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun a regular patron
- an habitue of the racetrack
- a bum who is a Central Park fixture
noun a soldier in the regular army
noun a dependable follower (especially in party politics)
- he is one of the party regulars
noun a garment size for persons of average height and weight
adjective in accordance with fixed order or procedure or principle
- his regular calls on his customers
- regular meals
- regular duties
adjective satellite often used as intensifiers
- a regular morass of details
- a regular nincompoop
- he's a veritable swine
adjective satellite conforming to a standard or pattern
- following the regular procedure of the legislature
- a regular electrical outlet
adjective satellite regularly scheduled for fixed times
- at a regular meeting of the PTA
- regular bus departures
adjective satellite in accord with regular practice or procedure
- took his regular morning walk
- her regular bedtime
adjective satellite occurring at fixed intervals
- a regular beat
- the even rhythm of his breathing
adjective satellite relating to a person who does something regularly
- a regular customer
- a steady drinker
adjective (used of the military) belonging to or engaged in by legitimate army forces
- the regular army
adjective (of solids) having clear dimensions that can be measured; volume can be determined with a suitable geometric formula
adjective not constipated
adjective satellite symmetrically arranged
- even features
- regular features
- a regular polygon
adjective satellite not deviating from what is normal
- her regular bedtime
adjective satellite officially full-time
- regular students
Conformed to a rule; agreeable to an established rule, law, principle, or type, or to established customary forms; normal; symmetrical; as, a regularverse in poetry; a regularpiece of music; a regularverb; regularpractice of law or medicine; a regularbuilding.
Governed by rule or rules; steady or uniform in course, practice, or occurence; not subject to unexplained or irrational variation; returning at stated intervals; steadily pursued; orderlly; methodical; as, the regularsuccession of day and night; regularhabits.
Constituted, selected, or conducted in conformity with established usages, rules, or discipline; duly authorized; permanently organized; as, a regularmeeting; a regularphysican; a regularnomination; regulartroops.
Belonging to a monastic order or community; as,. regularclergy, in distinction dfrom the secularclergy
Thorough; complete; unmitigated;Colloq. as, a. regularhumbug
(Bot. & Zoöl.) Having all the parts of the same kind alike in size and shape; as, a regularflower; a regularsea urchin.
(Crystallog.) Same as Isometric. or opposed to reserves Syn. -- Normal; orderly; methodical. See Normal.
(R. C. Ch.) A member of any religious order or community who has taken the vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience, and who has been solemnly recognized by the church.Bp. Fitzpatrick.
(Mil.) A soldier belonging to a permanent or standing army; -- chiefly used in the plural.
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