regular


regular
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. characterized by conformity to a fixed principle or procedure
3.
a) usual; customary [his regular seat ]
b) not a substitute; established [the regular quarterback ]
c) Philately for general, unrestricted use [a regular issue of stamps]
4. consistent or habitual in action [a regular customer]
5. recurring at set times or functioning in a normal way [a regular pulse]
6. conforming to a standard or to a generally accepted rule or mode of conduct; proper
7. properly qualified [a regular doctor]
8. CUBIC (sense 3)
9. Informal thorough; absolute; complete [a regular nuisance ]
10. Informal pleasant, friendly, reliable, etc. [a regular fellow]
11. Bot. having all similar parts of the same shape and size; symmetrical: said of flowers
12. Eccles. of a religious institute whose members have vows, specif. solemn vows
13. Gram. conforming to the usual pattern in inflection, formation, etc.; specif., WEAK (adj. 15)
14. Math.
a) having all angles and sides equal, as a polygon
b) having identical regular polygons for all its faces arranged in the same way around all vertices: said of a polyhedron
c) uniform with respect to a certain characteristic
15. Mil.
a) designating or of the permanently constituted, or standing, army of a country
b) designating soldiers recognized in international law as legitimate combatants in warfare
16. Politics designating, of, or loyal to the recognized party leadership, candidates, etc.
n.
1. Eccles. a member of a regular religious institute
2. a member of a regular army
3. a regular member of an athletic team, not a substitute
4. a clothing size for men of average height
5. Informal one who is regular, as in attendance
6. Politics a person who is loyal to the recognized party leadership, candidates, etc.
SYN.- NORMAL, STEADY
regularity [reg΄yəlar′ə tē]
n.
pl. regularities
regularly
adv.

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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