|Origin:||reguler, from Latin regularis, from regula 'edge for drawing straight lines, rule', from regere; REGENT|
happening every hour, every week, every month etc, usually with the same amount of time in between [≠ irregular]:
every hour/day/week etc
The company holds regular meetings with employees.
His breathing was slow and regular.
Trains will run at regular intervals from 11am to 4pm.
We hear from him on a regular basis.
He phones us every Sunday at six, regular as clockwork (=always at the same time).
a regular job (=a job that you do during normal working hours)
happening or doing something very often [≠ irregular]:
often[only before noun]
a regular occurrence
Regular exercise helps keep your weight down.
He's one of the bar's regular customers.
Penn Station was in regular use (=people used it often) until the 1960s.
normal or usual:
usual[only before noun] especially American English
He has returned to his regular duties.
Our regular opening hours are 10 am to 7pm.
with the same amount of space between each thing and the next [≠ irregular]:
The pipes were placed at regular intervals.
a carpet with a regular pattern of flowers
ordinary, without any special feature or qualities:
ordinaryespecially American English
a regular type of guy
of a normal or standard size:
normal size[only before noun] especially American English
a regular Coke
evenly shaped with parts or sides of equal size:
a regular hexagon
He's very handsome, with strong regular features (=an evenly shaped face).
a regular verb changes its forms in the same way as most verbs, for example its past tense and past participle end in 'ed'. The verb 'dance' is regular, but the verb 'be' is not [≠ irregular]
used to emphasize what you think someone is like [= real]:
emphasizing[only before noun] British English informal
He's a regular little dictator!
a regular army etc is permanent, and exists whether there is a war or not
to get rid of waste from your bowels often enough to be healthy
a woman who is regular has her menstrual period at the same time each month