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Definitions of regular

  1. occurring at fixed intervals; " a regular beat"; " the even rhythm of his breathing"
  2. a regular patron; " an habitue of the racetrack"; " a bum who is a Central Park fixture"
  3. symmetrically arranged; " even features"; " regular features"; " a regular polygon"
  4. a garment size for persons of average height and weight
  5. a dependable follower ( especially in party politics); " he is one of the party regulars"
  6. a soldier in the regular army
  7. not constipated
  8. relating to a person who does something regularly; " a regular customer"; " a steady drinker"
  9. officially full- time; " regular students"
  10. not deviating from what is normal; " her regular bedtime"
  11. ( of solids) having clear dimensions that can be measured; volume can be determined with a suitable geometric formula
  12. conforming to a standard or pattern; " following the regular procedure of the legislature"; " a regular electrical outlet"
  13. in accordance with fixed order or procedure or principle; " his regular calls on his customers"; " regular meals"; " regular duties"
  14. ( used of the military) belonging to or engaged in by legitimate army forces; " the regular army"
  15. regularly scheduled for fixed times; " at a regular meeting of the PTA"; " regular bus departures"
  16. Same as Isometric.
  17. 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.
  18. Constituted, selected, or conducted in conformity with established usages, rules, or discipline; duly authorized; permanently organized; as, a regular meeting; a regular physican; a regular nomination; regular troops.
  19. Belonging to a monastic order or community; as, regular clergy, in distinction dfrom the secular clergy.
  20. Thorough; complete; unmitigated; as, a regular humbug.
  21. Having all the parts of the same kind alike in size and shape; as, a regular flower; a regular sea urchin.
  22. 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.
  23. A soldier belonging to a permanent or standing army; - chiefly used in the plural.
  24. According to rule, order, or established custom; as, a regular verb; a regular meeting; directed by rule; orderly; following a certain law, plan, type, etc.; as, regular features; pertaining to the standing army; as regular troops; belonging to a religious order; as, regular clergy.
  25. A soldier belonging to a standing army; one who belongs to a religious order.
  26. Regularly.
  27. 1. According to rule, typical, normal.
  28. Applied to a methodical proceeding.
  29. According to rule or established custom: governed by rule: uniform: orderly: periodical: level, unbroken: instituted according to established forms: ( geom.) having all the sides and angles equal: belonging to the permanent army: as opp. to " secular" in the R. Cath. Church, denoting monks, friars, etc., under a monastic rule.
  30. A soldier belonging to the permanent army.
  31. A soldier of the standing army.
  32. According to rule; uniform; orderly; belonging to the standing army.
  33. Made or done according to rule; symmetrical; normal.
  34. Uniformly recurring; methodical; usual.
  35. Belonging to a standing army.
  36. A soldier belonging to a standing army.
  37. Agreeable to rule, law, or principle; governed by rule; with the sides and angles equal; fully qualified; methodical; orderly; periodical; pursued with uniformity; belonging to a monastic order.
  38. In the Rom. Cath. Church, a member of any religious order who has taken the vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience; a soldier belonging to a permanent army. Regular troops, the troops of a permanent army.
  39. Done according to rule, order, or established practice; in accordance with the ordinary form or course of things; consistent; governed by rules; uniform in practice; pursued with uniformity or steadiness; straight; level; having the parts all symmetrical; in bot., applied to an organ, the parts of which are of similar form and size.
  40. In the Ch. of Rome, a member of any religious order professing and following a certain rule of life; a soldier of the permanent army.
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Usage examples for regular

  1. But then one day I didn't make my regular trip. – The-Life-of-Me-an-autobiography by Johnson, Clarence Edgar
  2. I knew the regular course of their days, and that I was expected to fall into it, like one of the family. – Cousin Phillis by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
  3. When it comes to work, he's a regular horse. – A Hazard of New Fortunes by William Dean Howells
  4. It is no doubt the oldest church in New York state, now holding regular services. – See America First by Orville O. Hiestand
  5. Maybe I can find a regular sinker. – Bunny Brown and his Sister Sue by Laura Lee Hope
  6. I'm turning into a regular old Gradgrind, Miss Sylvie. – The Other Girls by Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
  7. " You're not a regular girl. – The Vertical City by Fannie Hurst
  8. Well we was in the trenchs all day not the regular ones but the ones they got for us to train in them and they was a bunch of French officers trying to learn us how to do this in that and etc. – The Real Dope by Ring Lardner
  9. All are not quite regular. – Mentally Defective Children by Alfred Binet Théodore Simon
  10. I got the little boy regular meals at the station; but his arm was still bad, and I don't know if it ever got right. – Australia Twice Traversed, The Romance of Exploration Australia Twice Traversed. The Romance Of Exploration, Being A Narrative Compiled From The Journals Of Five Exploring Expeditions Into And Through Central South Australia, And Western Australia, From 1 by Ernest Giles
  11. " It wasn't a regular offer. – The White Gauntlet by Mayne Reid
  12. Have you never heard that the- ah regular practice cannot meet homoeopathists in this way? – Entire PG Edition of The Works of William Dean Howells by William Dean Howells
  13. His life had been quite regular. – 'Twixt Land & Sea by Joseph Conrad
  14. You're a regular wonder. – T. Tembarom by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  15. You're a regular guy, ain't you?" – Laughing Bill Hyde and Other Stories by Rex Beach
  16. I ain't a drinkin' man- regular, he said, but there are times . – Sundown Slim by Henry Hubert Knibbs
  17. He used to go regular." – The Miller Of Old Church by Ellen Glasgow
  18. You may have been a regular wonder in- what's the place? – Left End Edwards by Ralph Henry Barbour
  19. It by no means follows that it should be regular. – The Ethnology of the British Islands by Robert Gordon Latham
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