Definitions for: Regular


[n] a garment size for persons of average height and weight
[n] a regular patron; "an habitue of the racetrack"; "a bum who is a Central Park fixture"
[n] a dependable follower (especially in party politics); "he is one of the party regulars"
[n] a soldier in the regular army
[adj] in accord with regular practice or procedure; "took his regular morning walk"; "her regular bedtime"
[adj] not constipated
[adj] relating to a person who does something regularly; "a regular customer"; "a steady drinker"
[adj] officially full-time; "regular students"
[adj] not deviating from what is normal; "her regular bedtime"
[adj] in accordance with fixed order or procedure or principle; "his regular calls on his customers"; "regular meals"; "regular duties"
[adj] (of solids) having clear dimensions that can be measured; volume can be determined with a suitable geometric formula
[adj] (used of the military) belonging to or engaged in by legitimate army forces; "the regular army"
[adj] conforming to a standard or pattern; "following the regular procedure of the legislature"; "a regular electrical outlet"
[adj] occurring at fixed intervals; "a regular beat"; "the even rhythm of his breathing"
[adj] regularly scheduled for fixed times; "at a regular meeting of the PTA"; "regular bus departures"
[adj] symmetrically arranged; "even features"; "regular features"; "a regular polygon"



Webster (1913) Definition: Reg"u*lar (-l?r), a. [L. regularis, fr. regula a rule,
fr. regere to guide, to rule: cf. F. r['e]gulier. See
Rule.]
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 authorized;
permanently organized; 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.
[Colloq.]

6. (Bot. & Zo["o]l.) Having all the parts of the same kind
alike in size and shape; as, a regular flower; a regular
sea urchin.

7. (Crystallog.) Same as Isometric.

Regular polygon (Geom.), a plane polygon which is both
equilateral and equiangular.

Regular polyhedron (Geom.), a polyhedron whose faces are
equal regular polygons. There are five regular
polyhedrons, -- the tetrahedron, the hexahedron, or cube,
the octahedron, the dodecahedron, and the icosahedron.

Regular sales (Stock Exchange), sales of stock deliverable
on the day after the transaction.

Regular troops, troops of a standing or permanent army; --
opposed to militia.



Syn: Normal; orderly; methodical. See Normal.


Reg"u*lar (r[e^]g"[-u]*l[~e]r), n. [LL. regularis: cf.
F. r['e]gulier. See Regular, a.]
1. (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.

2. (Mil.) A soldier belonging to a permanent or standing
army; -- chiefly used in the plural.

Synonyms: daily, day-after-day, day-to-day, diarrheal, diarrheic, diarrhetic, diarrhoeal, diarrhoeic, diarrhoetic, even, every day, first-string, fixture, frequent, full-time, habitue, lawful, lax, loose, normal, official, orderly, prescribed, regularised, regularized, routine, rule-governed, scheduled, standard, standing, steady, stock, timed, unconstipated, uniform, usual, weak, well-ordered

Antonyms: constipated, irregular

See Also: follower, frequenter, patron, rhythmic, rhythmical, size, soldier, symmetric, symmetrical, systematic

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