(1)   In accord with regular practice or procedure
"Took his regular morning walk"
"Her regular bedtime"
(2)   Not constipated
(3)   Relating to a person who does something regularly
"A regular customer"
"A steady drinker"
(4)   Officially full-time
"Regular students"
(5)   Not deviating from what is normal
"Her regular bedtime"
(6)   In accordance with fixed order or procedure or principle
"His regular calls on his customers"
"Regular meals"
"Regular duties"
(7)   (of solids) having clear dimensions that can be measured; volume can be determined with a suitable geometric formula
(8)   (used of the military) belonging to or engaged in by legitimate army forces
"The regular army"
(9)   Conforming to a standard or pattern
"Following the regular procedure of the legislature"
"A regular electrical outlet"
(10)   Occurring at fixed intervals
"A regular beat"
"The even rhythm of his breathing"
(11)   Regularly scheduled for fixed times
"At a regular meeting of the PTA"
"Regular bus departures"
(12)   Symmetrically arranged
"Even features"
"Regular features"
"A regular polygon"


(13)   A garment size for persons of average height and weight
(14)   A regular patron
"An habitue of the racetrack"
"A bum who is a Central Park fixture"
(15)   A dependable follower (especially in party politics)
"He is one of the party regulars"
(16)   A soldier in the regular army


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  1. With constant frequency or pattern.
  2. Normal; ordinary
  3. Obeying rules.
  4. (of a verb, plural, etc) Following a set or common pattern.
    The verb "to walk" is regular.
    The noun "mouse" has the irregular plural "mice".
  5. Frequent or common
    He made regular visits to go see his mother.
  6. : Riding with the left foot forward.
  7. Exemplary; excellent example of; utter.
    a regular genius
    a regular John Bull
  8. (of a polygon or a polyhedron) Having all sides of the same length, and all (corresponding) angles of the same size.


  • (with constant frequency): uniform
  • (normal): normal
  • (grammar): weak (verbs)
  • (frequent): steady


Related terms

  • regularly


  1. A member of the British Army as opposed to a member of the Territorial Army or Reserve.
  2. A frequent, routine visitor to an establishment.
  3. A coffee with one cream and one sugar.