regular: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (reg'yu-lur), [key]
- usual; normal; customary: to put something in its regular place.
- evenly or uniformly arranged; symmetrical: regular teeth.
- characterized by fixed principle, uniform procedure, etc.: regular income.
- recurring at fixed times; periodic: regular bus departures; regular meals.
- rhythmical: regular breathing.
- 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.
- orderly; well-ordered: 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.
- a regular guy.
- real or genuine; down-to-earth; decent:a regular guy.
- absolute; thoroughgoing:a regular rascal.
- (of a flower) having the members of each of its floral circles or whorls alike in form and size.
- 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).
- noting or belonging to the permanently organized, or standing, army of a state.
- noting soldiers recognized as legitimate combatants in warfare.
- subject to a religious rule, or belonging to a religious or monastic order (opposed to secular): regular clergy.
- of, pertaining 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.
- a member of a duly constituted religious order under a rule.
- a professional soldier.
- 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.
- regular (Thesaurus)