Definition of regular
- real or genuine; down-to-earth; decent: a regular guy.
- absolute; thoroughgoing: a regular rascal.
- governed by one law throughout.
- (of a polygon) having all sides and angles equal.
- (of a polyhedron) having all faces congruent regular polygons, and all solid angles congruent.
- (of a topological space) having the property that, corresponding to each point and a closed set not containing the point, there are two disjoint open sets, one containing the point, the other containing the closed set.
- (of a function of a complex variable) analytic (def. 5a).
Origin of regular
OTHER WORDS FROM regular
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH regularregular , routine
How to use regular in a sentence
Either way, you can work a 20-mile ride into even the busiest schedule on a regular basis, and you’ll still have plenty of energy left to deal with the rest of your day.Why 20 Miles Is the Perfect Length for a Bike Ride|Eben Weiss|November 20, 2020|Outside Online
After those two cancellations, the Badgers began regular game-week preparation the Monday before their next game against Michigan.Maryland football is ‘committed to getting back,’ but timeline for return is unclear|Emily Giambalvo|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
Since 2018, she had been making regular stops at the pantry.‘Can’t eat a gift card’: Rural food banks fight to put turkeys on the table|Kyle Swenson|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
By late August, he was a regular on the second-team offense.For undrafted NFL rookies, the odds were even longer this year. Isaiah Wright made it anyway.|Sam Fortier|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
Not just for 2-1 Maryland, which has three more scheduled regular season games.College football has been battered by covid. What’s most startling is our acceptance.|Barry Svrluga|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
MBP has been practiced for millennia with varying regularity among different sects of the Jewish community.Why Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Babies Keep Getting Herpes|Emily Shire|July 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Regularity is more important than duration so that it integrates into the mind and body,” says Cruikshank.
He flew into rages with some regularity, some of them drunken, and over the years said all manner of offensive things.
They can even help your digestion and the regularity of your bowel movements.Squats: The Absolutely Incredible Secret to Staying in Shape|Ari Meisel|January 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His big passion these days is the minimum wage, which he has written about with some regularity.
We have to remember that his daily life, where the home is orderly, helps to impress on him regularity of form.Children's Ways|James Sully
He was good-looking, as far as regularity of features and a well-formed figure went, but mentally not much to boast of.
Under his management the work at Ballinasloe has for many years been conducted with clock-work regularity.
Isn't this free-booting spirit, now, better than leading a cowardly life of musty regularity?The Battle of Hexham;|George Colman
The sedateness of his deportment and the apparent regularity of his life delighted austere moralists.The History of England from the Accession of James II.|Thomas Babington Macaulay
British Dictionary definitions for regular
- (of a polygon) equilateral and equiangular
- (of a polyhedron) having identical regular polygons as faces that make identical angles with each other
- (of a prism) having regular polygons as bases
- (of a pyramid) having a regular polygon as a base and the altitude passing through the centre of the base
- another name for analytic (def. 5)