reg·u·lar /ˈrɛgjəlɚ/ 形容詞
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. [Colloq.]
6. Bot. & Zool. Having all the parts of the same kind alike in size and shape; as, a regular flower; a regular sea urchin.
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.
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.
2. Mil. A soldier belonging to a permanent or standing army; -- chiefly used in the plural.
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: regular(a),
3: conforming to a standard or pattern; "following the regular
procedure of the legislature"; "a regular electrical
4: (of solids) having clear dimensions that can be measured;
volume can be determined with a suitable geometric formula
5: regularly scheduled for fixed times; "at a regular meeting
of the PTA"; "regular bus departures"
6: in accord with regular practice or procedure; "took his
regular morning walk"; "her regular bedtime"
7: occurring at fixed intervals; "a regular beat"; "the even
rhythm of his breathing" [syn: even]
8: relating to a person who does something regularly; "a
regular customer"; "a steady drinker" [syn: steady]
9: (used of the military) belonging to or engaged in by
legitimate army forces; "the regular army" [ant: irregular]
10: not constipated [syn: unconstipated] [ant: constipated]
11: symmetrically arranged; "even features"; "regular features";
"a regular polygon" [syn: even]
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: habitue, fixture]
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