usual; normal; customary:
to put something in its regular place.
evenly or uniformly arranged; symmetrical:
characterized by fixed principle, uniform procedure, etc.:
recurring at fixed times; periodic:
regular bus departures; regular meals.
occurring with normal frequency, as menses or bowel movements.
having regular menses or bowel movements.
adhering to a rule or procedure; methodical:
regular habits; to be regular in one’s diet.
observing fixed times or habits; habitual:
a regular customer.
a regular life.
conforming to some accepted rule, discipline, etc.
carried out in accordance with an accepted principle or rule; formally correct:
a regular session of the court.
qualified to engage in an occupation or profession; legitimate; proper:
I suspected the man wasn’t a regular doctor.
real or genuine; down-to-earth; decent:
a regular guy.
a regular rascal.
(of a flower) having the members of each of its floral circles or whorls alike in form and size.
Grammar. conforming to the most prevalent pattern of formation, inflection, construction, etc.
governed by one law throughout.
(of a polygon) having all sides and angles equal.
(of a polyhedron) having all faces congruent regular polygons, and all solid angles congruent.
(of a topological space) having the property that, corresponding to each point and a closed set not containing the point, there are two disjoint open sets, one containing the point, the other containing the closed set.
(of a function of a complex variable) analytic (def 5a).
Military. noting or belonging to the permanently organized, or standing, army of a state.
International Law. noting soldiers recognized as legitimate combatants in warfare.
Ecclesiastical. subject to a religious rule, or belonging to a religious or monastic order (opposed to secular):
U.S. Politics. of, relating to, or selected by the recognized agents of a political party:
the regular ticket.
(of coffee) containing an average amount of milk or cream.
a long-standing or habitual customer or client:
The restaurant can always find tables for its regulars.
Ecclesiastical. a member of a duly constituted religious order under a rule.
Military. a professional soldier.
U.S. Politics. a party member who faithfully stands by his or her party.
a size of garment designed for men of average build.
a garment, as a suit or overcoat, in this size.
an athlete who plays in most of the games, usually from the start.
normal, customary, or usual
according to a uniform principle, arrangement, or order: trees planted at regular intervals
occurring at fixed or prearranged intervals: to make a regular call on a customer
following a set rule or normal practice; methodical or orderly
symmetrical in appearance or form; even: regular features
(prenominal) organized, elected, conducted, etc, in a proper or officially prescribed manner
(prenominal) officially qualified or recognized: he’s not a regular doctor
(prenominal) (intensifier): a regular fool
(US & Canadian, informal) likable, dependable, or nice (esp in the phrase a regular guy)
denoting or relating to the personnel or units of the permanent military services: a regular soldier, the regular army
(of flowers) having any of their parts, esp petals, alike in size, shape, arrangement, etc; symmetrical
(of the formation, inflections, etc, of a word) following the usual pattern of formation in a language
(of a polygon) equilateral and equiangular
(of a polyhedron) having identical regular polygons as faces that make identical angles with each other
(of a prism) having regular polygons as bases
(of a pyramid) having a regular polygon as a base and the altitude passing through the centre of the base
another name for analytic (sense 5)
(botany) another word for actinomorphic
(postpositive) subject to the rule of an established religious order or community: canons regular
(US, politics) of, selected by, or loyal to the leadership or platform of a political party: a regular candidate, regular policies
(crystallog) another word for cubic (sense 4)
a professional long-term serviceman or -woman in a military unit
(informal) a person who does something regularly, such as attending a theatre or patronizing a shop
a member of a religious order or congregation, as contrasted with a secular
(US, politics) a party member loyal to the leadership, organization, platform, etc, of his or her party
Having all sides or faces equal. For example, a square is a regular polygon, and a cube is a regular polyhedron.
noun 1. the permanent army maintained in peace as well as in war; the standing army: one of the major components of the Army of the United States.
- Regular as clockwork
see: like clockwork
- Regular astigmatism
regular astigmatism reg·u·lar astigmatism (rěg’yə-lər) n. Astigmatism in which the curvature in each meridian is equal throughout its course, and the meridians of greatest and least curvature are at right angles to each other.
noun 1. the bevel of a bolt or lock on a door opening into the building, room, etc., to which the doorway leads (opposed to reverse bevel).