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4 definitions found
 for Regular
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Regular \Reg"u*lar\ (r[e^]g"[-u]*l[~e]r), n. [LL. regularis: cf.
     F. r['e]gulier. See Regular, a.]
     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. --Bp. Fitzpatrick.
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     2. (Mil.) A soldier belonging to a permanent or standing
        army; -- chiefly used in the plural.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Regular \Reg"u*lar\ (-l?r), a. [L. regularis, fr. regula a rule,
     fr. regere to guide, to rule: cf. F. r['e]gulier. See
     Rule.]
     [1913 Webster]
     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.
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     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.
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     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.
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     4. Belonging to a monastic order or community; as, regular
        clergy, in distinction dfrom the secular clergy.
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     5. Thorough; complete; unmitigated; as, a regular humbug.
        [Colloq.]
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     6. (Bot. & Zool.) Having all the parts of the same kind alike
        in size and shape; as, a regular flower; a regular sea
        urchin.
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     7. (Crystallog.) Same as Isometric.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     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.
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     Syn: Normal; orderly; methodical. See Normal.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  regular
      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), veritable(a)]
      3: conforming to a standard or pattern; "following the regular
         procedure of the legislature"; "a regular electrical outlet"
      4: regularly scheduled for fixed times; "at a regular meeting of
         the PTA"; "regular bus departures"
      5: in accord with regular practice or procedure; "took his
         regular morning walk"; "her regular bedtime"
      6: occurring at fixed intervals; "a regular beat"; "the even
         rhythm of his breathing" [syn: even, regular]
      7: relating to a person who does something regularly; "a regular
         customer"; "a steady drinker" [syn: regular, steady]
      8: (used of the military) belonging to or engaged in by
         legitimate army forces; "the regular army" [ant: irregular]
      9: (of solids) having clear dimensions that can be measured;
         volume can be determined with a suitable geometric formula
         [ant: irregular]
      10: not constipated [syn: unconstipated, regular] [ant:
          constipated]
      11: symmetrically arranged; "even features"; "regular features";
          "a regular polygon" [syn: even, regular]
      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: regular, 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

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  364 Moby Thesaurus words for "regular":
     Conservative, Democrat, Labourite, OK, Republican, Tory, Whig,
     absolute, acceptable, accepted, accordant, accustomed,
     acknowledged, alike, all-embracing, all-encompassing, all-out,
     all-pervading, annual, approved, armed force, armed service, army,
     arranged, arrant, array, automatic, average, avgas, balanced,
     beaten, bimonthly, biweekly, bona fide, born, bourgeois,
     broad-based, businesslike, career, career soldiers, ceaseless,
     characteristic, chattering, classic, classical, clean, clear,
     client, coequal, common, commonplace, complete, comprehensive,
     conformable, congenital, consistent, consonant, constant,
     consuetudinary, consummate, continual, continuous, conventional,
     coordinate, correct, correspondent, crass, crude, crude oil,
     current, customary, customer, cyclical, daily, decided, deep-dyed,
     definitive, dependable, distinctive, distinguishing, downright,
     downy, dyed-in-the-wool, egregious, equable, equal, equiangular,
     equilateral, established, estimable, ethyl, ethyl gas, eurythmic,
     even, everyday, exemplary, exhaustive, expected, familiar,
     fighting machine, fine, finished, fixed, fixture, flagrant, flat,
     forces, formal, fortnightly, fossil oil, frequent, frequenter,
     garden, garden-variety, gas, gasoline, generally accepted,
     glabrate, glabrescent, glabrous, glaring, good, gross,
     ground forces, ground troops, habitual, habitue, hackneyed,
     harmonious, hebdomadal, heeler, high-octane gas, high-test,
     homogeneous, host, hourly, household, immutable, in hand,
     incessant, intensive, intolerable, invariable, kerosene, kosher,
     lead-free gas, legal, legions, legitimate, leiotrichous, level,
     likeable, low-lead gas, loyalist, machine gun, mark, measured,
     mechanical, methodic, methodical, middle-class,
     military establishment, monolithic, monthly, motor oil, natural,
     naturalistic, no great shakes, normal, normative, obtaining,
     occupation force, of a piece, official, okay, omnibus, omnipresent,
     ordered, orderly, ordinary, orthodox, oscillating, out-and-out,
     outright, paraffin, paratroops, partisan, party faithful,
     party hack, party man, party member, party wheelhorse, patron,
     perennial, perfect, periodic, permanent, perpetual, persistent,
     pervasive, petrol, petroleum, plain, plane, plastic, pleasant,
     plumb, popular, positive, precious, predictable, predominating,
     premium gas, prescribed, prescriptive, prevailing, prevalent,
     profound, pronounced, proper, proportional, proportioned, prospect,
     pulsating, pure, quarterly, quintessential, radical, rank,
     rank and file, ranks, rapid, realistic, received, recognized,
     recurrent, recurring, registered Democrat, registered Republican,
     regular army, regular as clockwork, regular customer, regulars,
     regulation, repeated, repetitive, rhythmical, robotlike, rock oil,
     routine, run-of-mine, run-of-the-mill, sample, scheduled, seasonal,
     set, settled, shattering, sheer, shocking, ski troops, smooth,
     smooth-shaven, smooth-textured, soldiery, stable, staccato,
     stalwart, standard, standing army, stark, stark-staring, steadfast,
     steady, stereotyped, stock, storm troops, straight, stuttering,
     suave, suburban, sucker, superlative, surpassing, sustained,
     sweeping, symmetric, symmetrical, systematic, the line,
     the military, the veriest, thorough, thoroughgoing,
     through-and-through, time-honored, total, traditional, trite,
     troops, true to form, true to type, typal, typic, typical,
     ubiquitous, unalloyed, unbearable, unbroken, unceasing,
     unchangeable, unchanged, unchanging, unconditional, unconscionable,
     undeniable, undeviating, undifferentiated, undistorted,
     undiversified, unequivocal, unexceptional, uniform, unintermitted,
     unintermittent, unintermitting, uninterrupted, universal,
     unmitigated, unnoteworthy, unqualified, unrelieved, unremarkable,
     unremitting, unreserved, unrestricted, unrough, unroughened,
     unruffled, unspectacular, unspoiled, unstopped, unvaried,
     unvarying, usual, utter, veritable, vernacular, vibrating,
     ward heeler, weekly, well-balanced, well-known, well-ordered,
     well-proportioned, well-regulated, well-set, well-set-up,
     well-trodden, well-worn, wheelhorse, wholesale, widespread,
     wonted
  
  

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