Meaning of REGULAR in English


[reg.u.lar] adj [ME reguler, fr. MF, fr. LL regularis regular, fr. L, of a bar, fr. regula rule--more at rule] (14c) 1: belonging to a religious order

2. a: formed, built, arranged, or ordered according to some established rule, law, principle, or type b (1): both equilateral and equiangular "a ~ polygon" (2): having faces that are congruent regular polygons and all the polyhedral angles congruent "a ~ polyhedron" c of a flower: having the arrangement of floral parts exhibiting radial symmetry with members of the same whorl similar in form 3 a: orderly, methodical "~ habits" b: recurring, attending, or functioning at fixed or uniform intervals "a ~ income" "a ~ churchgoer"

4. a: constituted, conducted, or done in conformity with established or prescribed usages, rules, or discipline b: normal, standard: as (1): absolute, complete "a ~ fool" "the office seemed like a ~ madhouse" (2): thinking or behaving in an acceptable, normal, or agreeable manner "was a ~ guy" c (1): conforming to the normal or usual manner of inflection (2): weak

7. d of a postage stamp: issued in large numbers over a long period for general use in prepayment of postage

5: of, relating to, or constituting the permanent standing military force of a state "~ army" "~ soldiers" syn regular, normal, typical, natural mean being of the sort or kind that is expected as usual, ordinary, or average. regular stresses conformity to a rule, standard, or pattern "the club's regular monthly meeting". normal implies lack of deviation from what has been discovered or established as the most usual or expected "normal behavior for a two-year-old". typical implies showing all important traits of a type, class, or group and may suggest lack of strong individuality "a typical small town". natural applies to what conforms to a thing's essential nature, function, or mode of being "the natural love of a mother for her child".

[2]regular n (15c) 1: one who is regular: as a: one of the regular clergy b: a soldier in a regular army c: one who can be trusted or depended on "a party ~" d: a player on an athletic team who usu. starts every game e: one who is usu. present or participating; esp: a long-standing regular customer

2: something of average or medium size; esp: a clothing size designed to fit a person of average height

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