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reg·u·lar

 (rĕg′yə-lər)
adj.
1. Customary, usual, or normal: the train's regular schedule.
2. Orderly, even, or symmetrical: regular teeth.
3. In conformity with a fixed procedure, principle, or discipline.
4. Well-ordered; methodical: regular habits.
5. Occurring at fixed intervals; periodic: regular payments.
6. Having bowel movements or menstrual periods with normal frequency.
7. Not varying; constant.
8. Formally correct; proper.
9. Having the required qualifications for an occupation: not a regular lawyer.
10. Informal Complete; thorough: a regular scoundrel.
11. Informal Good; nice: a regular guy.
12. Botany Having symmetrically arranged parts of similar size and shape: regular flowers.
13. Grammar Conforming to the usual pattern of inflection, derivation, or word formation.
14. Ecclesiastical Belonging to a religious order and bound by its rules: the regular clergy.
15. Mathematics
a. Having equal sides and equal angles. Used of polygons.
b. Having faces that are congruent regular polygons and congruent polyhedral angles. Used of polyhedrons.
16. Belonging to or constituting the permanent army of a nation.
n.
1. Ecclesiastical A member of the clergy or of a religious order.
2. A soldier belonging to a regular army.
3. A dependable loyal person: one of the party regulars.
4. A clothing size designed for persons of average height.
5. A habitual customer.

[Middle English reguler, living under religious rule, from Old French, from Late Latin rēgulāris, according to rule, from Latin rēgula, rod, rule; see reg- in Indo-European roots.]

reg′u·lar′i·ty (-lăr′ĭ-tē) n.
reg′u·lar·ly adv.

regular

(ˈrɛɡjʊlə)
adj
1. normal, customary, or usual
2. according to a uniform principle, arrangement, or order: trees planted at regular intervals.
3. occurring at fixed or prearranged intervals: to make a regular call on a customer.
4. following a set rule or normal practice; methodical or orderly
5. symmetrical in appearance or form; even: regular features.
6. (prenominal) organized, elected, conducted, etc, in a proper or officially prescribed manner
7. (prenominal) officially qualified or recognized: he's not a regular doctor.
8. (prenominal) (intensifier): a regular fool.
9. informal US and Canadian likable, dependable, or nice (esp in the phrase a regular guy)
10. (Military) denoting or relating to the personnel or units of the permanent military services: a regular soldier; the regular army.
11. (Botany) (of flowers) having any of their parts, esp petals, alike in size, shape, arrangement, etc; symmetrical
12. (Linguistics) (of the formation, inflections, etc, of a word) following the usual pattern of formation in a language
13. (Mathematics) maths
a. (of a polygon) equilateral and equiangular
b. (of a polyhedron) having identical regular polygons as faces that make identical angles with each other
c. (of a prism) having regular polygons as bases
d. (of a pyramid) having a regular polygon as a base and the altitude passing through the centre of the base
e. another name for analytic5
14. (Botany) botany another word for actinomorphic
15. (Ecclesiastical Terms) (postpositive) subject to the rule of an established religious order or community: canons regular.
16. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) politics US of, selected by, or loyal to the leadership or platform of a political party: a regular candidate; regular policies.
17. (Chemistry) crystallog another word for cubic4
n
18. (Military) a professional long-term serviceman or -woman in a military unit
19. informal a person who does something regularly, such as attending a theatre or patronizing a shop
20. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a member of a religious order or congregation, as contrasted with a secular
21. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) politics US a party member loyal to the leadership, organization, platform, etc, of his or her party
[C14: from Old French reguler, from Latin rēgulāris of a bar of wood or metal, from rēgula ruler, model]
ˌreguˈlarity n
ˈregularly adv

reg•u•lar

(ˈrɛg yə lər)

adj.
1. usual; normal; customary.
2. evenly or uniformly arranged; symmetrical.
3. characterized by fixed principle, uniform procedure, etc.
4. recurring at fixed or uniform intervals.
5. having regular menses or bowel movements.
6. adhering to a rule or procedure; methodical.
7. habitual or long-standing: a regular user.
8. conforming to some accepted rule, discipline, etc.
9. legitimate or proper: a regular doctor.
10. Informal.
a. decent; straightforward; nice: a regular guy.
b. absolute; thoroughgoing: a regular rascal.
11. (of a flower) having the members of each of its floral circles or whorls alike in form and size.
12. conforming to the most prevalent pattern of formation, inflection, etc., in a language: a regular verb.
13. Math.
a. governed by one law throughout.
b. (of a polygon) having all sides and angles equal.
c. (of a polyhedron) having all faces congruent regular polygons, and all solid angles congruent.
14. noting or belonging to the permanently organized, or standing, army of a state.
15. subject to a religious rule, or belonging to a religious or monastic order (opposed to secular): regular clergy.
16. of, pertaining to, or selected by the recognized agents of a political party: the regular ticket.
17. (of coffee) containing an average amount of milk or cream.
n.
18. a long-standing or habitual customer or client.
19. a member of a duly constituted religious order under a rule.
20. a professional soldier.
21. a party member who faithfully stands by his or her party.
22.
a. a size of garments for persons of average proportions.
b. a garment in this size.
23. an athlete who plays in most of the games, usu. from the start.
[1350–1400; Middle English reguler (adj.) < Middle French < Late Latin rēgulāris. See rule, -ar1]
reg`u•lar′i•ty, n.

reg·u·lar

(rĕg′yə-lər)
Having all sides or faces equal. A square is a regular polygon, and a cube is a regular polyhedron.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.regular - a regular patron; "an habitue of the racetrack"; "a bum who is a Central Park fixture"
frequenter, patron - a regular customer
2.regular - a soldier in the regular army
soldier - an enlisted man or woman who serves in an army; "the soldiers stood at attention"
3.regular - a dependable follower (especially in party politics); "he is one of the party regulars"
political science, politics, government - the study of government of states and other political units
follower - a person who accepts the leadership of another
4.regular - a garment size for persons of average height and weight
size - the property resulting from being one of a series of graduated measurements (as of clothing); "he wears a size 13 shoe"
Adj.1.regular - in accordance with fixed order or procedure or principle; "his regular calls on his customers"; "regular meals"; "regular duties"
rhythmic, rhythmical - recurring with measured regularity; "the rhythmic chiming of church bells"- John Galsworthy; "rhythmical prose"
symmetric, symmetrical - having similarity in size, shape, and relative position of corresponding parts
systematic - characterized by order and planning; "the investigation was very systematic"; "a systematic administrator"
irregular - contrary to rule or accepted order or general practice; "irregular hiring practices"
2.regular - often used as intensifiers; "a regular morass of details"; "a regular nincompoop"; "he's a veritable swine"
typical - exhibiting the qualities or characteristics that identify a group or kind or category; "a typical American girl"; "a typical suburban community"; "the typical car owner drives 10,000 miles a year"; "a painting typical of the Impressionist school"; "a typical romantic poem"; "a typical case of arteritis"
3.regular - conforming to a standard or pattern; "following the regular procedure of the legislature"; "a regular electrical outlet"
standard - conforming to or constituting a standard of measurement or value; or of the usual or regularized or accepted kind; "windows of standard width"; "standard sizes"; "the standard fixtures"; "standard brands"; "standard operating procedure"
4.regular - regularly scheduled for fixed times; "at a regular meeting of the PTA"; "regular bus departures"
scheduled - planned or scheduled for some certain time or times; "the scheduled meeting"; "the scheduled flights had to be cancelled because of snow"
5.regular - in accord with regular practice or procedure; "took his regular morning walk"; "her regular bedtime"
usual - occurring or encountered or experienced or observed frequently or in accordance with regular practice or procedure; "grew the usual vegetables"; "the usual summer heat"; "came at the usual time"; "the child's usual bedtime"
6.regular - occurring at fixed intervals; "a regular beat"; "the even rhythm of his breathing"
steady - not subject to change or variation especially in behavior; "a steady beat"; "a steady job"; "a steady breeze"; "a steady increase"; "a good steady ballplayer"
7.regular - relating to a person who does something regularly; "a regular customer"; "a steady drinker"
frequent - coming at short intervals or habitually; "a frequent guest"; "frequent complaints"
8.regular - (used of the military) belonging to or engaged in by legitimate army forces; "the regular army"
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
irregular - (used of the military) not belonging to or engaged in by regular army forces; "irregular troops"; "irregular warfare"
9.regular - (of solids) having clear dimensions that can be measured; volume can be determined with a suitable geometric formula
irregular - (of solids) not having clear dimensions that can be measured; volume must be determined with the principle of liquid displacement
10.regular - not constipatedregular - not constipated      
11.regular - symmetrically arranged; "even features"; "regular features"; "a regular polygon"
symmetric, symmetrical - having similarity in size, shape, and relative position of corresponding parts
12.regular - not deviating from what is normal; "her regular bedtime"
normal - conforming with or constituting a norm or standard or level or type or social norm; not abnormal; "serve wine at normal room temperature"; "normal diplomatic relations"; "normal working hours"; "normal word order"; "normal curiosity"; "the normal course of events"
13.regular - officially full-time; "regular students"
full-time - for the entire time appropriate to an activity; "a full-time job"

regular

adjective
4. ordinary, standard, normal, conventional, common or garden (informal) The product looks and burns like a regular cigarette.
5. even, level, balanced, straight, flat, fixed, smooth, uniform, symmetrical regular rows of wooden huts
even irregular, erratic, uneven
7. official, standard, established, traditional, classic, correct, approved, formal, sanctioned, proper, prevailing, orthodox, time-honoured, bona fide The regular method is to take your cutting now, and insert it into the compost.

regular

adjective
1. Commonly practiced or used:
2. Occurring quite often:
3. Characterized by or displaying symmetry, especially correspondence in scale or measure:
4. Without imperfections or blemishes, as a line or contour:
5. Arranged or proceeding in a set, systematized pattern:
Translations
مُنْتَظِممُنْتَظَم، دَوْرينِظاميثابِت، مألوفجُنْدي نِظامي
pravidelnýřádnýstálý zákazníktrvalývoják z povolání
regelmæssigregulærsædvanligstamgæstalmindelig
tavallinen
redovit
hivatásos katonanormálszabályosszokásszerû
atvinnu-atvinnuhermaîurfastagesturfasturfastur, fasta-
定期的な
규칙적인
kadriniskadrinis kariškisnuolat pasikartojantis reiškinysnuolatinis lankytojasnuostatai
biežskadru-nemainīgsnormālsnoteikts
vojak z povolania
navadenobičajenpravilenreden
regelbunden
เป็นประจำ
düzenlidüzgünkurallımuntazammuvazzaf
thông thường

regular

[ˈregjʊləʳ]
A. ADJ
1. (= symmetrical) [shape, pattern] (also Math) → regular
he has regular featureses de facciones regulares
2. (= even) [surface, teeth] → uniforme, parejo (esp LAm)
3. (= recurring at even intervals) [pulse, flights, breathing, order] → regular
to take regular exercisehacer ejercicio con regularidad
at regular intervals (in time) → con regularidad; (in space) → a intervalos regulares
the doctor examined the baby at regular intervalsel médico examinaba al bebé con regularidad
the signs were placed at regular intervals along the beachlas señales estaban situadas a intervalos regulares a lo largo de la playa
it's important to eat regular mealses importante comer con regularidad
he placed a regular order with usnos hizo un pedido regular
to make regular use of sthusar algo con regularidad
to be in regular useutilizarse de manera regular
as regular as clockworkcomo un cronómetro, como un reloj
4. (= habitual, customary) [visitor, customer, reader, listener] → habitual, asiduo; [doctor, partner] → habitual; [action, procedure] → acostumbrado, normal
they are regular churchgoersvan a misa con regularidad or con asiduidad
our regular waiterel camarero que nos sirve normalmente
it's past his regular bedtimeya ha pasado su hora normal de acostarse
on a regular basiscon regularidad
to be in regular employmenttener un trabajo fijo
the regular staffel personal habitual
to have a regular time for doing sthtener hora fija para hacer algo, hacer algo siempre a la misma hora
5. (= unvarying)
a man of regular habitsun hombre metódico, un hombre ordenado (en sus costumbres)
to keep regular hoursllevar una vida ordenada
6. (= frequent) → frecuente
I have to make regular trips to Francetengo que viajar a Francia con frecuenciatengo que hacer viajes frecuentes a Francia
to be in or to have regular contact with sbmantener or tener un contacto frecuente con algn
it's a regular occurrencepasa con frecuenciaes algo frecuente
7. (Mil) [soldier, army] → profesional, de carrera
8. (Ling) [verb etc] → regular
9. (as intensifier)
a regular boreun auténtico pesado
a regular feastun verdadero banquete
he's a regular fooles un verdadero idiota
a regular nuisance = a regular bore
10. (US) (= ordinary, normal) → normal
I'm just a regular guyno soy más que un tío normal (y corriente)
regular friesporción f mediana de patatas fritas
regular gasolinegasolina f normal
regular sizetamaño m normal
11. (= not constipated) to be regularhacer de vientre con regularidad
12. (in menstruation) I'm quite regularmi periodo es bastante regular
B. N
1. (= customer) (in pub, bar) → cliente mf habitual, parroquiano/a m/f
one of the regulars at the clubun asiduo del club
he's a regular on the programmees un invitado habitual del programa
2. (Mil) → militar mf de carrera
3. (US) (= petrol) → gasolina f normal

regular

[ˈrɛgjʊlər]
adj
(= evenly spaced) → régulier/ière
at regular intervals → à intervalles réguliers
on a regular basis → régulièrement
They'd agreed to meet on a regular basis → Ils se sont mis d'accord pour se rencontrer régulièrement.
to take regular exercise → faire régulièrement de l'exercice
(= frequent) [listener, reader, customer] → fidèle often before n
regular listeners → fidèles auditeurs
regular customers → fidèles clients
They are regular visitors to the museum
BUT Ils vont régulièrement au musée.Ce sont des visiteurs réguliers du musée.
regular churchgoers → les fidèles
They are regular churchgoers
BUT Ils vont régulièrement à l'église.
(= usual) → habituel(le)
He sat at his regular table near the window → Il s'asseyait à sa table habituelle près de la fenêtre.
[size, portion] → normal(e)
a regular portion of fries → une portion de frites normale
(GRAMMAR) [verb, spelling] → régulier/ière
a regular verb → un verbe régulier
[soldier, army, troops] → régulier/ière
n
(= frequent client) → habitué(e) m/f

regular

adj
(= at even intervals) service, bus, pulse, remindersregelmäßig; footsteps, rhythmgleichmäßig; employmentfest, regulär; way of life, bowel movementsgeregelt; regular flightsregelmäßige Flugverbindungen pl; at regular intervalsin regelmäßigen Abständen; on a regular basisregelmäßig; to be in regular useregelmäßig benutzt werden; to be in or to have regular contact with somebody/somethingmit jdm/etw regelmäßig in Verbindung stehen or Kontakt haben; to be regular in one’s habitsein geregeltes Leben führen; to eat regular mealsregelmäßig essen; to keep regular hoursfeste Zeiten haben; his visits are as regular as clockworknach seinen Besuchen kann man die Uhr stellen; he has a regular place in the teamer ist ein ordentliches Mannschaftsmitglied; wanton violence is becoming a regular feature of urban lifevorsätzliche Gewalt wird immer mehr zum Bestandteil städtischen Lebens; eating fresh vegetables helps keep you regular (Med inf) → frisches Gemüse trägt zu einem regelmäßigen Stuhlgang bei; I’m quite regular (in menstruation) → ich habe eine ziemlich regelmäßige Periode
(= habitual) size, price, timenormal; (Comput) fontStandard-; listener, readerregelmäßig; our regular cleaning womanunsere normale Reinemachefrau; regular customerStammkunde m/-kundin f; his regular pub (Brit) → seine Stammkneipe (inf); to have a regular partnereinen festen Partner haben; (in relationship also) → in einer festen Beziehung leben; it’s past his regular bedtimees ist nach seiner normalen Schlafenszeit; would you like regular or large? (esp US) → möchten Sie normal oder extra or (food also) → eine extragroße Portion?; regular fries (esp US) → eine normale Portion Pommes frites
(= symmetrical, Gram) → regelmäßig; surfacegleichmäßig; (Geometry) → gleichseitig
(= permissible, accepted) action, procedurerichtig; regular procedure demands that …der Ordnung halber muss man …; it is quite regular to apply in persones ist ganz in Ordnung, sich persönlich zu bewerben
(Mil) → Berufs-, regulär; (Police) forces, officerregulär
(Rel) regular clergyOrdensgeistlichkeit f
(esp US: = ordinary) → gewöhnlich; he’s just a regular guyer ist ein ganz normaler Typ (inf)
(inf: = real) → echt (inf); he’s a regular idioter ist ein regelrechter Idiot
n
(Mil) → Berufssoldat(in) m(f), → regulärer Soldat, reguläre Soldatin; (= habitual customer etc)Stammkunde m, → Stammkundin f; (in pub, hotel) → Stammgast m; he’s one of the regulars on that programmeer ist einer der Stammgäste dieser Sendung
(US, = gasoline) → Normalbenzin nt

regular

[ˈrɛgjʊləʳ]
1. adj
a. (gen, shape, employment, army, verb) → regolare
as regular as clockwork (person, event) → puntuale come un orologio (visits) → molto regolare
at regular intervals → a intervalli regolari
b. (habitual, visitor, client) → fisso/a; (listener, reader) → fedele (Comm) (size, price) → normale
you need to take regular exercise → devi fare moto regolarmente
c. (permissible, action, procedure) → corretto/a
d. (fam) (intensive) it's a regular nuisanceè una solenne scocciatura
2. n (customer, client) → habitué m/f inv, cliente m/f abituale (Mil) → soldato regolare

regular

(ˈregjulə) adjective
1. usual. Saturday is his regular day for shopping; That isn't our regular postman, is it?
2. (American) normal. He's too handicapped to attend a regular school.
3. occurring, acting etc with equal amounts of space, time etc between. They placed guards at regular intervals round the camp; Is his pulse regular?
4. involving doing the same things at the same time each day etc. a man of regular habits.
5. frequent. He's a regular visitor; He's one of our regular customers.
6. permanent; lasting. He's looking for a regular job.
7. (of a noun, verb etc) following one of the usual grammatical patterns of the language. `Walk' is a regular verb, but `go' is an irregular verb.
8. the same on both or all sides or parts; neat; symmetrical. a girl with regular features; A square is a regular figure.
9. of ordinary size. I don't want the large size of packet – just give me the regular one.
10. (of a soldier) employed full-time, professional; (of an army) composed of regular soldiers.
noun
1. a soldier in the regular army.
2. a regular customer (eg at a bar).
ˌreguˈlarity (-ˈla-) noun
ˈregularly adverb
1. at regular times, places etc. His heart was beating regularly.
2. frequently. He comes here regularly.
ˈregulate (-leit) verb
1. to control. We must regulate our spending; Traffic lights are used to regulate traffic.
2. to adjust (a piece of machinery etc) so that it works at a certain rate etc. Can you regulate this watch so that it keeps time accurately?
ˌreguˈlation noun
1. a rule or instruction. There are certain regulations laid down as to how this job should be done, and these must be obeyed; (also adjective) Please use envelopes of the regulation size.
2. the act of regulating. the regulation of a piece of machinery.
ˈregulator (-lei-) noun
a thing that regulates (a piece of machinery etc).

regular

مُنْتَظِم pravidelný regelmæssig normal τακτικός regular tavallinen régulier redovit regolare 定期的な 규칙적인 regelmatig ordinær regularny regular обычный regelbunden เป็นประจำ düzenli thông thường 经常的

regular

a. regular, común;
adv. regularmente, con regularidad.

regular

adj regular; — physical activity actividad física regular
References in classic literature ?
A regular snow maiden, with blue eyes, and yellow hair curling on her shoulders, pale and slender, and always carrying herself like a young lady mindful of her manners.
In the middle of the night she remembered that she had forgotten to write her regular letter to her husband; and she decided to do so next day and tell him about her afternoon at the Jockey Club.
While the regular and trained hirelings of the king marched with haughtiness to the right of the line, the less pretending colonists took their humbler position on its left, with a docility that long practice had rendered easy.
Perhaps you'd prefer a regular carriage; some ladies do.
A round, bustling, fire-ruddy housewife of the neighborhood burst breathless into the shop, fiercely demanding yeast; and when the poor gentlewoman, with her cold shyness of manner, gave her hot customer to understand that she did not keep the article, this very capable housewife took upon herself to administer a regular rebuke.
The careless security of his life in the Custom-House, on a regular income, and with but slight and infrequent apprehensions of removal, had no doubt contributed to make time pass lightly over him.
The stamp of publicity had of course been fully given by her confinement and departure, and the change itself was now ushered in by our nonobservance of the regular custom of the schoolroom.
Like most old fashioned pulpits, it was a very lofty one, and since a regular stairs to such a height would, by its long angle with the floor, seriously contract the already small area of the chapel, the architect, it seemed, had acted upon the hint of Father Mapple, and finished the pulpit without a stairs, substituting a perpendicular side ladder, like those used in mounting a ship from a boat at sea.
I will take you at the regular pace, gentlemen; shillings don't pay for putting on the steam like that.
I mean he goes to our church regular when he's in Sheffield.
with the regular expenses of his rapidly growing family.
War between the States, in the first period of their separate existence, would be accompanied with much greater distresses than it commonly is in those countries where regular military establishments have long obtained.