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Definition of Regular


  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.
  6. Having all the parts of the same kind alike in size and shape; as, a regular flower; a regular sea urchin.
  7. Same as Isometric.
  8. 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.
  9. A soldier belonging to a permanent or standing army; -- chiefly used in the plural.

Regular Quotations

I believe that the Laws of Karma do not apply to show business, where good things happen to bad people on a fairly regular basis.
Chuck Lorre

Creativity is merely a plus name for regular activity. Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right, or better.
John Updike

Whatever obstacle comes your way, you gotta be prepared to jump over it! And I think that's what separates the legends from the regular artists. It's all in how you manage that success, and how you deal with the controversy when it actually comes.

The modern view of criminal justice, broadly, is that public concern with morality or expediency decrees expiation for the violation of a norm; this concern finds expression in the infliction of punishment on the evil doer by agents of the state, the evil doer, however, enjoying the protection of a regular procedure.
Max Weber

Rosa Parks was the queen mother of a movement whose single act of heroism sparked the movement for freedom, justice and equality. Her greatest contribution is that she told us a regular person can make a difference.
Marc Morial
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Regular Translations

regular in Dutch is gelijkmatig, regelmatig, geregeld
regular in Italian is regolare
regular in Latin is ordinarius
regular in Spanish is regular
regular in Swedish is vanlig, regelbundet, ordentlig
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