- 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 procedure3.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; proper7. 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 flowers12. Eccles. of a religious institute whose members have vows, specif. solemn vows13. 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 polygonb) having identical regular polygons for all its faces arranged in the same way around all vertices: said of a polyhedronc) uniform with respect to a certain characteristic15. Mil.a) designating or of the permanently constituted, or standing, army of a countryb) 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 institute2. a member of a regular army☆ 3. a regular member of an athletic team, not a substitute4. a clothing size for men of average height5. Informal one who is regular, as in attendance☆ 6. Politics a person who is loyal to the recognized party leadership, candidates, etc.SYN.- NORMAL, STEADYregularity [reg΄yəlar′ə tē]n.pl. regularitiesregularlyadv.
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.