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[n] a garment size for persons of average height and weight
[n] a regular patron; "an habitue of the racetrack"; "a bum who is a Central Park fixture"
[n] a dependable follower (especially in party politics); "he is one of the party regulars"
[n] a soldier in the regular army
[adj] in accord with regular practice or procedure; "took his regular morning walk"; "her regular bedtime"
[adj] not constipated
[adj] relating to a person who does something regularly; "a regular customer"; "a steady drinker"
[adj] officially full-time; "regular students"
[adj] not deviating from what is normal; "her regular bedtime"
[adj] in accordance with fixed order or procedure or principle; "his regular calls on his customers"; "regular meals"; "regular duties"
[adj] (of solids) having clear dimensions that can be measured; volume can be determined with a suitable geometric formula
[adj] (used of the military) belonging to or engaged in by legitimate army forces; "the regular army"
[adj] conforming to a standard or pattern; "following the regular procedure of the legislature"; "a regular electrical outlet"
[adj] occurring at fixed intervals; "a regular beat"; "the even rhythm of his breathing"
[adj] regularly scheduled for fixed times; "at a regular meeting of the PTA"; "regular bus departures"
[adj] symmetrically arranged; "even features"; "regular features"; "a regular polygon"

Misc. Definitions

\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}.]
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. & Zo["o]l.) 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}.
\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.
2. (Mil.) A soldier belonging to a permanent or standing army; -- chiefly used in the plural.

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