regular

I UK [ˈreɡjʊlə(r)] / US [ˈreɡjələr] adjective ***
1)
a) [usually before noun] arranged so that there is the same amount of time between events or the same amount of space between objects

We hold regular monthly meetings.

on a regular basis:

They come here on a regular basis.

at regular intervals:

The flowers were placed at regular intervals of about four inches.

be/keep in regular contact (with someone):

I keep in regular contact with my sisters.

b) arranged to form an even shape

He was very handsome, with strong regular features.

2)
a) [only before noun] used for describing people who go somewhere or do something frequently

Jason was a regular customer in the shop.

b) used for describing things that people frequently do or things that frequently happen

Regular exercise is essential for good health.

I can assure you that cheating is not a regular occurrence at this school.

3)
a) used for describing things that are ordinary or of average size

The price of regular unleaded petrol is set to rise.

a cheeseburger and regular fries

b) mainly American used for describing someone who is ordinary and pleasant

Tim seems like a regular guy.

4) linguistics following the normal patterns of grammar

regular verbs

5) [only before noun] belonging to a professional army, or consisting of professional soldiers

regular soldiers/troops


Derived word:
regularity
UK [ˌreɡjʊˈlærətɪ] / US [ˌreɡjəˈlerətɪ] noun uncountable
II UK [ˈreɡjʊlə(r)] / US [ˈreɡjələr] noun [countable]
Word forms "regular":
singular regular plural regulars
1)
a) a customer who often goes to the same bar, restaurant, or shop

a pub frequented by loyal regulars

b) someone who often plays a sport with the same team
2) a regular soldier, or a member of the regular armed forces

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  • Regular — Reg u*lar ( l?r), a. [L. regularis, fr. regula a rule, fr. regere to guide, to rule: cf. F. r[ e]gulier. See {Rule}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Conformed to a rule; agreeable to an established rule, law, principle, or type, or to established customary… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • regular — [reg′yə lər] adj. [ME reguler < MFr < L regularis, of a bar (in LL, regular) < regula: see RULE] 1. conforming in form, build, or arrangement to a rule, principle, type, standard, etc.; orderly; symmetrical [regular features] 2.… …   English World dictionary

  • Regulär — hat in verschiedenen Bereichen der Mathematik verschiedene Bedeutungen: In der abstrakten Algebra heißt ein Element einer algebraischen Struktur mit einer zweistelligen Operation regulär, wenn es kürzbar ist. Eine Halbgruppe heißt regulär, wenn… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • regular — I (conventional) adjective according to rule, accustomed, average, classic, common, commonplace, conformable, consuetudinal, consuetudinary, conventional, customary, everyday, expected, familiar, general, habitual, iustus, natural, normal,… …   Law dictionary

  • regular — adj 1 Regular, normal, typical, natural can all mean being of the sort or kind that is expected as usual, ordinary, or average. A person or, more often, a thing is regular, as opposed to irregular, that conforms to what is the prescribed rule or… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • regular — adj. 2 g. 1. Conforme às regras ou leis. = NORMAL ≠ ANORMAL, IRREGULAR 2. Que segue as leis, as regras ou os costumes. ≠ ILEGAL, IRREGULAR 3. Bem proporcionado. = HARMONIOSO ≠ DESARMONIOSO, DESPROPORCIONAL, IRREGULAR 4. Exato, pontual. 5. Nem… …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • regular — ► ADJECTIVE 1) arranged or recurring in a constant or definite pattern, especially with the same space between individual instances. 2) doing the same thing often or at uniform intervals: regular worshippers. 3) done or happening frequently. 4)… …   English terms dictionary

  • regular — REGULÁR, Ă, regulari, e, adj. (înv.) Regulat, după regulă, după regulament. – Din lat. regularis. Trimis de dante, 05.07.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  REGULÁR adj. v. reglementar, regulamen tar, regulat. Trimis de siveco, 13.09.2007. Sursa: Sinonime … …   Dicționar Român

  • Regular — Reg u*lar (r[e^]g [ u]*l[ e]r), n. [LL. regularis: cf. F. r[ e]gulier. See {Regular}, a.] 1. (R. C. Ch.) A member of any religious order or community who has taken the vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience, and who has been solemnly recognized …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Regulär — Regulǟr, er, ste, adj. et adv. aus dem Latein. regularis. 1) Der Regel gemäß, regelmäßig; im Gegensatze des irregulär. Ein reguläres Verfahren, ein regelmäßiges. Reguläre Truppen, im Kriege, welche auf einem gewissen regelmäßigen Fuße stehen, im… …   Grammatisch-kritisches Wörterbuch der Hochdeutschen Mundart

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