[syn: even, regular]
12. not deviating from what is normal;
- Example: "her regular bedtime"
13. officially full-time;
- Example: "regular students"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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 by the
church. --Bp. Fitzpatrick.
2. (Mil.) A soldier belonging to a permanent or standing
army; -- chiefly used in the plural.
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. Belonging to a monastic order or community; as, regular
clergy, in distinction dfrom the secular clergy.
5. Thorough; complete; unmitigated; as, a regular humbug.
6. (Bot. & Zool.) Having all the parts of the same kind alike
in size and shape; as, a regular flower; a regular sea
7. (Crystallog.) Same as Isometric.
Regular polygon (Geom.), a plane polygon which is both
equilateral and equiangular.
Regular polyhedron (Geom.), a polyhedron whose faces are
equal regular polygons. There are five regular
polyhedrons, -- the tetrahedron, the hexahedron, or cube,
the octahedron, the dodecahedron, and the icosahedron.
Regular sales (Stock Exchange), sales of stock deliverable
on the day after the transaction.
Regular troops, troops of a standing or permanent army; --
opposed to militia.
Syn: Normal; orderly; methodical. See Normal.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: in accordance with fixed order or procedure or principle;
"his regular calls on his customers"; "regular meals";
"regular duties" [ant: irregular]
2: often used as intensifiers; "a regular morass of details"; "a
regular nincompoop"; "he's a veritable swine" [syn:
3: conforming to a standard or pattern; "following the regular
procedure of the legislature"; "a regular electrical outlet"
4: regularly scheduled for fixed times; "at a regular meeting of
the PTA"; "regular bus departures"
5: in accord with regular practice or procedure; "took his
regular morning walk"; "her regular bedtime"
6: occurring at fixed intervals; "a regular beat"; "the even
rhythm of his breathing" [syn: even, regular]
7: relating to a person who does something regularly; "a regular
customer"; "a steady drinker" [syn: regular, steady]
8: (used of the military) belonging to or engaged in by
legitimate army forces; "the regular army" [ant: irregular]
9: (of solids) having clear dimensions that can be measured;
volume can be determined with a suitable geometric formula
10: not constipated [syn: unconstipated, regular] [ant:
11: symmetrically arranged; "even features"; "regular features";
"a regular polygon" [syn: even, regular]
12: not deviating from what is normal; "her regular bedtime"
13: officially full-time; "regular students"
n 1: a regular patron; "an habitue of the racetrack"; "a bum who
is a Central Park fixture" [syn: regular, habitue,
2: a soldier in the regular army
3: a dependable follower (especially in party politics); "he is
one of the party regulars"
4: a garment size for persons of average height and weight
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
364 Moby Thesaurus words for "regular":
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,