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English adjective: regular

1. regular in accordance with fixed order or procedure or principle


SamplesHis regular calls on his customers.
Regular meals.
Regular duties.


Similarfirst-string, lawful, official, prescribed, rule-governed, standard, stock, timed, uniform, weak, well-ordered


See alsorhythmic, rhythmical, symmetric, symmetrical, systematic


Attributeregularity


Antonymsirregular

2. regular often used as intensifiers


SamplesA regular morass of details.
A regular nincompoop.
He's a veritable swine.


Synonymsveritable


Similartypical


Antonymsatypical, untypical

3. regular conforming to a standard or pattern


SamplesFollowing the regular procedure of the legislature.
A regular electrical outlet.


Similarstandard


Antonymsnonstandard

4. regular regularly scheduled for fixed times


SamplesAt a regular meeting of the PTA.
Regular bus departures.


Similarscheduled


Antonymsunscheduled

5. regular in accord with regular practice or procedure


SamplesTook his regular morning walk.
Her regular bedtime.


Similarusual


Antonymsunusual

6. regular occurring at fixed intervals


SamplesA regular beat.
The even rhythm of his breathing.


Synonymseven


Similarsteady


Antonymsunsteady

7. regular relating to a person who does something regularly


SamplesA regular customer.
A steady drinker.


Synonymssteady


Similarfrequent


Antonymsinfrequent

8. regular (used of the military) belonging to or engaged in by legitimate army forces


SamplesThe regular army.


Similarstanding


Domain categoryarmed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine


Antonymsirregular

9. regular (of solids) having clear dimensions that can be measured; volume can be determined with a suitable geometric formula


Antonymsirregular

10. regular not constipated


Synonymsunconstipated


Similardiarrheal, diarrheic, diarrhetic, diarrhoeal, diarrhoeic, diarrhoetic, lax, loose


Antonymsconstipated

11. regular symmetrically arranged


SamplesEven features.
Regular features.
A regular polygon.


Synonymseven


Similarsymmetric, symmetrical


Antonymsasymmetric, asymmetrical

12. regular not deviating from what is normal


SamplesHer regular bedtime.


Similarnormal


Antonymsabnormal, unnatural

13. regular officially full-time


SamplesRegular students.


Similarfull-time


Antonymspart-time, parttime


English noun: regular

1. regular (person) a regular patron


SamplesAn habitue of the racetrack.
A bum who is a Central Park fixture.


Synonymsfixture, habitue


Broader (hypernym)frequenter, patron

2. regular (person) a soldier in the regular army


Broader (hypernym)soldier

3. regular (person) a dependable follower (especially in party politics)


SamplesHe is one of the party regulars.


Broader (hypernym)follower


Domain categorygovernment, political science, politics

4. regular (attribute) a garment size for persons of average height and weight


Broader (hypernym)size









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