Meaning of REGULAR in English

REGULAR

transcription, транскрипция: [ regjʊlə(r) ]

( regulars)

Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.

1.

Regular events have equal amounts of time between them, so that they happen, for example, at the same time each day or each week.

Take regular exercise...

We’re going to be meeting there on a regular basis...

The cartridge must be replaced at regular intervals.

ADJ : usu ADJ n

• regu‧lar‧ly

He also writes regularly for ‘International Management’ magazine.

ADV : ADV with v

• regu‧lar‧ity

The overdraft arrangements had been generous because of the regularity of the half-yearly payments.

N-UNCOUNT

2.

Regular events happen often.

This condition usually clears up with regular shampooing.

ADJ : usu ADJ n

• regu‧lar‧ly

Fox, badger, weasel and stoat are regularly seen here...

= frequently

ADV : ADV with v

• regu‧lar‧ity

Closures and job losses are again being announced with monotonous regularity.

N-UNCOUNT

3.

If you are, for example, a regular customer at a shop or a regular visitor to a place, you go there often.

She has become a regular visitor to Houghton Hall.

ADJ : ADJ n

4.

The regulars at a place or in a team are the people who often go to the place or are often in the team.

Regulars at his local pub have set up a fund to help out...

N-COUNT

5.

You use regular when referring to the thing, person, time, or place that is usually used by someone. For example, someone’s regular place is the place where they usually sit.

The man sat at his regular table near the window.

= usual

ADJ : det ADJ n

6.

A regular rhythm consists of a series of sounds or movements with equal periods of time between them.

...a very regular beat...

≠ irregular

ADJ

• regu‧lar‧ly

Remember to breathe regularly.

ADV : ADV with v

• regu‧lar‧ity

Experimenters have succeeded in controlling the rate and regularity of the heartbeat.

N-UNCOUNT

7.

Regular is used to mean ‘normal’. ( mainly AM )

The product looks and burns like a regular cigarette...

= ordinary

ADJ : ADJ n

8.

In some restaurants, a regular drink or quantity of food is of medium size. ( mainly AM )

...a cheeseburger and regular fries.

ADJ : ADJ n

9.

A regular pattern or arrangement consists of a series of things with equal spaces between them.

...strange small rounded sandy hillocks, that look as if they’ve been scattered in a regular pattern on the ground.

≠ irregular

ADJ

10.

If something has a regular shape, both halves are the same and it has straight edges or a smooth outline.

...some regular geometrical shape.

≠ irregular

ADJ

• regu‧lar‧ity

...the chessboard regularity of their fields.

N-UNCOUNT

11.

In grammar, a regular verb, noun, or adjective inflects in the same way as most verbs, nouns, or adjectives in the language.

≠ irregular

ADJ

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