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regular

reg·u·lar

regular

 
 
pronunciation:
reg y lr
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: normal or customary.
We'll meet at our regular place tomorrow.The buses will not run on their regular schedule today due to the storm.
synonyms:
customary, normal, ordinary, standard, usual
antonyms:
different, odd, special
similar words:
accustomed, everyday, frequent, general, habitual, natural, routine, traditional, typical
definition 2: following fixed or uniform rules or procedures.
All work must be done in the regular manner.
synonyms:
approved, regulation, routine, standard
antonyms:
alternative, irregular, unconventional
similar words:
correct, exact, proper, uniform
definition 3: adhering to rank, form, or protocol; orderly.
The dignitaries filed into the room in a regular procession.
synonyms:
methodical, orderly, systematic
similar words:
neat, organized, shipshape, tidy, well-ordered
definition 4: consistent; unvarying.
The heart was again beating in a regular rhythm.
synonyms:
consistent, constant, even, steady, uniform
antonyms:
irregular, uneven, unsteady
similar words:
exact, invariable, level
definition 5: happening at fixed intervals.
I see him each week at our regular Monday meeting.
synonyms:
periodic
antonyms:
erratic, irregular, sporadic
similar words:
fixed, habitual, periodical, recurrent
definition 6: even in shape, arrangement, surface, or the like.
The surface of the stone is quite regular.
antonyms:
irregular
definition 7: in grammar, having or following the most common pattern of inflection, construction, or the like.
"Baked" and "walked" are regular verbs in that they form their past tense with "-ed."
antonyms:
irregular
definition 8: in geometry, having equal angles, sides, or faces.
The shape of a stop sign is a regular octagon.
synonyms:
equilateral
definition 9: complete or unmitigated
He's a regular Don Juan.
synonyms:
out-and-out, perfect, real, thoroughgoing
similar words:
absolute, arrant, complete, consummate, total, unadulterated, unmitigated, unqualified, utter
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a frequent customer or client.
It was a slow night at the restaurant with only a few regulars coming in.
synonyms:
patron
definition 2: a soldier in the regular army.
antonyms:
irregular
definition 3: a political party member who is loyal and reliable.
synonyms:
partisan
derivations: regularity (n.), regularness (n.)
Word Builder: regular +
  • regularly:
    happening at regular times.
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The word regular contains the following parts:
reg, rect, rig1 Latin root that means king, rule, guide; straight
-ar1 Latin adjective-forming suffix that means of, pertaining to, or resembling
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The suffix -ar1attaches to bound Latinate bases to form adjectives. Most adjectives ending in -ar1 combine with the suffix -ity to form nouns ending in -arity. -ar1 is a variant of -al2, -ial that for phonological reasons occurs with bases ending in 'l'.