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Definition of "regular" []

  • Customary, usual, or normal: the train's regular schedule. (adjective)
  • Orderly, even, or symmetrical: regular teeth. (adjective)
  • In conformity with a fixed procedure, principle, or discipline. (adjective)
  • Well-ordered; methodical: regular habits. (adjective)
  • Occurring at fixed intervals; periodic: regular payments. (adjective)
  • Normal, customary, or usual (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • According to a uniform principle, arrangement, or order (adjective)
  • Occurring at fixed or prearranged intervals (adjective)
  • Following a set rule or normal practice; methodical or orderly (adjective)
  • Symmetrical in appearance or form; even (adjective)
  • Organized, elected, conducted, etc, in a proper or officially prescribed manner (adjective)
  • Officially qualified or recognized (adjective)
  • (intensifier) (adjective)
  • Likable, dependable, or nice (esp in the phrase a regular guy) (adjective)
  • Denoting or relating to the personnel or units of the permanent military services (adjective)
  • (of flowers) having any of their parts, esp petals, alike in size, shape, arrangement, etc; symmetrical (adjective)
  • (of the formation, inflections, etc, of a word) following the usual pattern of formation in a language (adjective)
  • (of a polygon) equilateral and equiangular (adjective)
  • (of a polyhedron) having identical regular polygons as faces that make identical angles with each other (adjective)
  • (of a prism) having regular polygons as bases (adjective)
  • (of a pyramid) having a regular polygon as a base and the altitude passing through the centre of the base (adjective)
  • Subject to the rule of an established religious order or community (adjective)
  • Of, selected by, or loyal to the leadership or platform of a political party (adjective)
  • A professional long-term serviceman or -woman in a military unit (noun)
  • A person who does something regularly, such as attending a theatre or patronizing a shop (noun)
  • A member of a religious order or congregation, as contrasted with a secular (noun)
  • A party member loyal to the leadership, organization, platform, etc, of his or her party (noun)

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Use "regular" in a sentence
  • "We all stand on the shoulders of giants (I forget who said that) and we all also stand on the shoulders of regular people (like our parents and teachers, although I don't consider them as ‘regular')."
  • "He said it is heading to Singapore on what he described as a regular visit."
  • "They can try to pass the bills in what we call regular order, go to the floor, get 218 votes in the House and what amounts to 60 votes in the Senate, that's the number that you need to cut off a filibuster."