- With constant frequency or pattern.
- (mostly US) Normal; ordinary
- Obeying rules, especially rules of a monastery.
- (grammar, 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".
- Frequent or common
- He made regular visits to go see his mother.
- (snowboarding) Riding with the left foot forward.
- Exemplary; excellent example of; utter.
- a regular genius
- a regular John Bull
- (geometry, of a polygon or a polyhedron) Having all sides of the same length, and all (corresponding) angles of the same size.
- Having a healthy digestive system.
- Maintaining a high-fibre diet keeps you regular.
- (analysis) (not comparable) (of a Borel measure) That every set in its domain is both outer regular and inner regular.
- (with constant frequency): irregular
- (normal): irregular
- (obeying rules): irregular
- (grammar): irregular, strong (verbs)
- (snowboarding): goofy
NounRegular (plural Regulars)
- A member of the British Army (as opposed to a member of the Territorial Army or Reserve).
- A frequent, routine visitor to an establishment.
- Bartenders usually know their regulars by name.
- A frequent customer, client or business partner.
- This gentleman was one of the architect's regulars.
- (Canada) A coffee with one cream and one sugar.
Conservative, Democrat, Labourite, OK, Republican, Tory, Whig, absolute, acceptable, accepted, accordant, accustomed, acknowledged, alike, all-embracing, all-encompassing, all-out, all-pervading, annual, approved, armed force, armed service, army, arranged, arrant, array, automatic, average, avgas, balanced, beaten, bimonthly, biweekly, bona fide, born, bourgeois, broad-based, businesslike, career, career soldiers, ceaseless, characteristic, chattering, classic, classical, clean, clear, client, coequal, common, commonplace, complete, comprehensive, conformable, congenital, consistent, consonant, constant, consuetudinary, consummate, continual, continuous, conventional, coordinate, correct, correspondent, crass, crude, crude oil, current, customary, customer, cyclical, daily, decided, deep-dyed, definitive, dependable, distinctive, distinguishing, downright, downy, dyed-in-the-wool, egregious, equable, equal, equiangular, equilateral, established, estimable, ethyl, ethyl gas, eurythmic, even, everyday, exemplary, exhaustive, expected, familiar, fighting machine, fine, finished, fixed, fixture, flagrant, flat, forces, formal, fortnightly, fossil oil, frequent, frequenter, garden, garden-variety, gas, gasoline, generally accepted, glabrate, glabrescent, glabrous, glaring, good, gross, ground forces, ground troops, habitual, habitue, hackneyed, harmonious, hebdomadal, heeler, high-octane gas, high-test, homogeneous, host, hourly, household, immutable, in hand, incessant, intensive, intolerable, invariable, kerosene, kosher, lead-free gas, legal, legions, legitimate, leiotrichous, level, likeable, low-lead gas, loyalist, machine gun, mark, measured, mechanical, methodic, methodical, middle-class, military establishment, monolithic, monthly, motor oil, natural, naturalistic, no great shakes, normal, normative, obtaining, occupation force, of a piece, official, okay, omnibus, omnipresent, ordered, orderly, ordinary, orthodox, oscillating, out-and-out, outright, paraffin, paratroops, partisan, party faithful, party hack, party man, party member, party wheelhorse, patron, perennial, perfect, periodic, permanent, perpetual, persistent, pervasive, petrol, petroleum, plain, plane, plastic, pleasant, plumb, popular, positive, precious, predictable, predominating, premium gas, prescribed, prescriptive, prevailing, prevalent, profound, pronounced, proper, proportional, proportioned, prospect, pulsating, pure, quarterly, quintessential, radical, rank, rank and file, ranks, rapid, realistic, received, recognized, recurrent, recurring, registered Democrat, registered Republican, regular army, regular as clockwork, regular customer, regulars, regulation, repeated, repetitive, rhythmical, robotlike, rock oil, routine, run-of-mine, run-of-the-mill, sample, scheduled, seasonal, set, settled, shattering, sheer, shocking, ski troops, smooth, smooth-shaven, smooth-textured, soldiery, stable, staccato, stalwart, standard, standing army, stark, stark-staring, steadfast, steady, stereotyped, stock, storm troops, straight, stuttering, suave, suburban, sucker, superlative, surpassing, sustained, sweeping, symmetric, symmetrical, systematic, the line, the military, the veriest, thorough, thoroughgoing, through-and-through, time-honored, total, traditional, trite, troops, true to form, true to type, typal, typic, typical, ubiquitous, unalloyed, unbearable, unbroken, unceasing, unchangeable, unchanged, unchanging, unconditional, unconscionable, undeniable, undeviating, undifferentiated, undistorted, undiversified, unequivocal, unexceptional, uniform, unintermitted, unintermittent, unintermitting, uninterrupted, universal, unmitigated, unnoteworthy, unqualified, unrelieved, unremarkable, unremitting, unreserved, unrestricted, unrough, unroughened, unruffled, unspectacular, unspoiled, unstopped, unvaried, unvarying, usual, utter, veritable, vernacular, vibrating, ward heeler, weekly, well-balanced, well-known, well-ordered, well-proportioned, well-regulated, well-set, well-set-up, well-trodden, well-worn, wheelhorse, wholesale, widespread, wonted
- (UK) IPA: /ˈɹɛɡ.jə.lə(ɹ)/, /ˈɹɛɡˌju.lə(ɹ)/, SAMPA: /r\Eg.j@.l@(r\)/, /r\Eg%ju.l@(r\)/
- (US) IPA: /ˈɹɛɡjəlɚ/, SAMPA: /"r\Egj@l@`/
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- Regular in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- Regular in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
regular (present participle regulando)
- regular, steady, even.
- fair, fairly good, average
- common, ordinary, middling, so-so
- (grammar) regular