Definition of Regular
1. Noun. A regular patron. "A bum who is a Central Park fixture"
2. Adjective. In accordance with fixed order or procedure or principle. "Regular duties"
Similar to: First-string, Lawful, Rule-governed, Official, Prescribed, Standard, Stock, Timed, Uniform, Weak, Well-ordered
Also: Rhythmic, Rhythmical, Symmetric, Symmetrical, Systematic
Derivative terms: Regularity
3. Noun. A soldier in the regular army.
4. Adjective. Often used as intensifiers. "He's a veritable swine"
5. Noun. A dependable follower (especially in party politics). "He is one of the party regulars"
6. Adjective. Conforming to a standard or pattern. "A regular electrical outlet"
7. Noun. A garment size for persons of average height and weight.
8. Adjective. Regularly scheduled for fixed times. "Regular bus departures"
9. Adjective. In accord with regular practice or procedure. "Her regular bedtime"
10. Adjective. Occurring at fixed intervals. "The even rhythm of his breathing"
11. Adjective. Relating to a person who does something regularly. "A steady drinker"
12. Adjective. (used of the military) belonging to or engaged in by legitimate army forces. "The regular army"
Similar to: Standing
13. Adjective. (of solids) having clear dimensions that can be measured; volume can be determined with a suitable geometric formula.
14. Adjective. Not constipated.
Similar to: Diarrheal, Diarrheic, Diarrhetic, Diarrhoeal, Diarrhoeic, Diarrhoetic, Lax, Loose
15. Adjective. Symmetrically arranged. "A regular polygon"
16. Adjective. Not deviating from what is normal. "Her regular bedtime"
17. Adjective. Officially full-time. "Regular students"
Definition of Regular
1. a. Conformed to a rule; agreeable to an established rule, law, principle, or type, or to established customary forms; normal; symmetrical; as, a regular verse in poetry; a regular piece of music; a regular verb; regular practice of law or medicine; a regular building.
2. n. 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.
Definition of Regular
1. Adjective. (Christianity) Bound by religious rule; belonging to a monastic or religious order (often as opposed to (term secular)). (defdate from 14th c.) ¹
2. Adjective. Having a constant pattern; showing evenness of form or appearance. (defdate from 15th c.) ¹
3. Adjective. (geometry of a polygon or a polyhedron) Having all sides of the same length, and all (corresponding) angles of the same size. (defdate from 16th c.) ¹
4. Adjective. Demonstrating a consistent set of rules; showing order, evenness of operation or occurrence. (defdate from 16th c.) ¹
5. Adjective. (rare) Well-behaved, orderly; restrained (of a lifestyle etc.). (defdate from 16th c.) ¹
6. Adjective. Happening at constant (especially short) intervals. (defdate from 17th c.) ¹
7. Adjective. (grammar of a verb, plural, etc) Following a set or common pattern; according to the normal rules of a given language. (defdate from 17th c.) ¹
8. Adjective. (context: chiefly US) Having the expected characteristics or appearances; normal, ordinary, standard. (defdate from 17th c.) ¹
9. Adjective. (context: chiefly military) Permanently organised; being part of a set professional body of troops. (defdate from 17th c.) ¹
10. Adjective. Having bowel movements or menstrual periods at constant intervals in the expected way. (defdate from 18th c.) ¹
11. Adjective. (colloquial) Exemplary; excellent example of; utter, downright. (defdate from 18th c.) ¹
12. Adjective. (snowboarding) Riding with the left foot forward. ¹
13. Adjective. (analysis) (context: not comparable) (context: of a Borel measure) That every set in its domain is both outer regular and inner regular. ¹
14. Noun. A member of the British Army (as opposed to a member of the Territorial Army or Reserve). ¹
15. Noun. A frequent, routine visitor to an establishment. ¹
16. Noun. A frequent customer, client or business partner. ¹
17. Noun. (Canada) A coffee with one cream and one sugar. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Regular
1. an habitual customer [n -S]
Medical Definition of Regular
1. A member of any religious order or community who has taken the vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience, and who has been solemnly recognised by the church.
2. A soldier belonging to a permanent or standing army; chiefly used in the plural.
Origin: LL. Regularis: cf. F. Regulier. See Regular.
1. Conformed to a rule; agreeable to an established rule, law, principle, or type, or to established customary forms; normal; symmetrical; as, a regular verse in poetry; a regular piece of music; a regular verb; regular practice of law or medicine; a regular building.
2. 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 regular succession of day and night; regular habits.
3. Constituted, selected, or conducted in conformity with established usages, rules, or discipline; duly authorised; permanently organised; as, a regular meeting; a regular physican; a regular nomination; regular troops.
4. Belonging to a monastic order or community; as, regular clergy, in distinction dfrom the secular clergy.
5. Thorough; complete; unmitigated; as, a regular humbug.
Lexicographical Neighbors of Regular
Literary usage of Regular
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"At the same time, not to exceed one regular army officer may hold a volunteer ... regular army officers appointed as officers of volunteers do not thereby ..."
2. The Iliad of Homer by Homer (1796)
"muft not contribute *: as in the moft regular gardens, Art can only reduce the beauties of Nature to more regularity, and fuch a figure, which the common ..."
3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"All but one of these, often called by way of distinction the "regular* Baptists, ... In 1910 the Free Baptists and the regular Baptists of the United States ..."
4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"The country was ready to believe that there was need to support a somewhat larger regular army and to give more attention to all of our military interests. ..."
5. A Handbook of Husband and Wife According to the Law of Scotland by Frederick Parker Walton (1893)
"regular MARRIAGE. IN Scotland marriage may be either regular or irregular. A regular marriage is one which is celebrated by a minister of religion before ..."
6. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"... of habit-forming drugs, or preparations containing them, except through the regular channels of trade in which records of all transactions must be kept. ..."