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Meaning of 'regular' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Regular [ a.]
- Conformed to a rule; agreeable to an established rule, law, principle, or type, or to established customary forms; normal; symmetrical; as, a regular verse in poetry; a regular piece of music; a regular verb; regular practice of law or medicine; a regular building.
- Governed by rule or rules; steady or uniform in course, practice, or occurence; not subject to unexplained or irrational variation; returning at stated intervals; steadily pursued; orderlly; methodical; as, the regular succession of day and night; regular habits.
- Constituted, selected, or conducted in conformity with established usages, rules, or discipline; duly authorized; permanently organized; as, a regular meeting; a regular physican; a regular nomination; regular troops.
- Belonging to a monastic order or community; as, regular clergy, in distinction dfrom the secular clergy.
- Thorough; complete; unmitigated; as, a regular humbug.
- Having all the parts of the same kind alike in size and shape; as, a regular flower; a regular sea urchin.
- Same as Isometric.
- A member of any religious order or community who has taken the vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience, and who has been solemnly recognized by the church.
- A soldier belonging to a permanent or standing army; -- chiefly used in the plural.

Meaning of 'regular' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . regular [ n]
Meaning (1):
- a regular patron
Example in sentence:
  • a bum who is a Central Park fixture;
  • an habitue of the racetrack
Meaning (2):
- a dependable follower (especially in party politics)
Example in sentence:
  • he is one of the party regulars
3 . regular [ a]
Meaning (3):
- in accordance with fixed order or procedure or principle
Example in sentence:
  • his regular calls on his customers;
  • regular duties;
  • regular meals
Meaning (4):
- (used of the military) belonging to or engaged in by legitimate army forces
Example in sentence:
  • the regular army
5 . regular [ s]
Meaning (5):
- occurring at fixed intervals
Example in sentence:
  • a regular beat;
  • the even rhythm of his breathing
Meaning (6):
- relating to a person who does something regularly
Example in sentence:
  • a regular customer;
  • a steady drinker
Meaning (7):
- conforming to a standard or pattern
Example in sentence:
  • a regular electrical outlet;
  • following the regular procedure of the legislature
Meaning (8):
- often used as intensifiers
Example in sentence:
  • a regular morass of details;
  • a regular nincompoop;
  • he's a veritable swine
Meaning (9):
- symmetrically arranged
Example in sentence:
  • a regular polygon;
  • even features;
  • regular features
Meaning (10):
- regularly scheduled for fixed times
Example in sentence:
  • at a regular meeting of the PTA;
  • regular bus departures
Meaning (11):
- not deviating from what is normal
Example in sentence:
  • her regular bedtime
Meaning (12):
- in accord with regular practice or procedure
Example in sentence:
  • her regular bedtime;
  • took his regular morning walk
Meaning (13):
- officially full-time
Example in sentence:
  • regular students