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1arranged in or constituting a constant or definite pattern, especially with the same space between individual instances:place the flags at regular intervals a regular arrangement happening in such a pattern with the same time between individual instances; recurring at short uniform intervals:a regular monthly check her breathing became deeper, more regular (of a structure or arrangement) arranged in or constituting a symmetrical or harmonious pattern:beautifully regular, heart-shaped leaves (of a person) defecating or menstruating at predictable times. 2done or happening frequently:regular border clashes parties were a fairly regular occurrence (of a person) doing the same thing or going to the same place frequently or at uniform intervals:a regular visitor 3conforming to or governed by an accepted standard of procedure or convention:policies carried on by his deputies through regular channels [attributive] of or belonging to the permanent professional armed forces of a country:a regular soldier (of a person) properly trained or qualified and pursuing a full-time occupation:a strong distrust of regular doctors informal rightly so called; complete; absolute (used for emphasis):this place is a regular fisherman’s paradise 4used, done, or happening on a habitual basis; usual; customary:I couldn’t get an appointment with my regular barber our regular suppliers
chiefly North American of a normal or ordinary kind; not special:it’s richer than regular pasta
(chiefly in commercial use) denoting merchandise, especially food or clothing, of average, medium, or standard size:a shake and regular fries North American (of a person) not pretentious or arrogant; ordinary and friendly:advertising agencies who try to portray their candidates as regular guys (in surfing and other board sports) with the left leg in front of the right on the board. 5 Grammar (of a word) following the normal pattern of inflection:a regular verb 6 Geometry (of a figure) having all sides and all angles equal:a regular polygon (of a solid) bounded by a number of equal figures. 7 Botany (of a flower) having radial symmetry.
a regular customer or member, for example of a bar, store, or team:attracting a richer clientele as its regulars a regular member of the armed forces. a member of a political party who is faithful to that party:he plans to sell tickets to the big-money party regulars Christian Church one of the regular clergy.