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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Regular  \Reg"u*lar\  (-l?r),  a.  [L.  regularis,  fr  regula  a  rule 
  fr  regere  to  guide,  to  rule:  cf  F.  r['e]gulier.  See 
  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.  (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. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Regular  \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. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  in  accordance  with  fixed  order  or  procedure  or  principle; 
  "his  regular  calls  on  his  customers";  "regular  meals"; 
  "regular  duties"  [ant:  {irregular}] 
  2:  often  used  as  intensifiers;  "a  regular  morass  of  details"; 
  "a  regular  nincompoop";  "he's  a  veritable  swine"  [syn:  {regular(a)}, 
  3:  conforming  to  a  standard  or  pattern;  "following  the  regular 
  procedure  of  the  legislature";  "a  regular  electrical 
  4:  regularly  scheduled  for  fixed  times;  "at  a  regular  meeting 
  of  the  PTA";  "regular  bus  departures" 
  5:  in  accord  with  regular  practice  or  procedure;  "took  his 
  regular  morning  walk";  "her  regular  bedtime" 
  6:  occurring  at  fixed  intervals;  "a  regular  beat";  "the  even 
  rhythm  of  his  breathing"  [syn:  {even}] 
  7:  relating  to  a  person  who  does  something  regularly;  "a 
  regular  customer";  "a  steady  drinker"  [syn:  {steady}] 
  8:  (used  of  the  military)  belonging  to  or  engaged  in  by 
  legitimate  army  forces;  "the  regular  army"  [ant:  {irregular}] 
  9:  not  constipated  [syn:  {unconstipated}]  [ant:  {constipated}] 
  10:  symmetrically  arranged;  "even  (or  regular)  features;  "a 
  regular  polygon"  [syn:  {even}] 
  11:  not  deviating  from  what  is  normal;  "her  regular  bedtime" 
  12:  officially  full-time;  "regular  students" 
  n  1:  a  regular  patron:  "an  habitue  of  the  racetrack"  [syn:  {habitue}] 
  2:  a  soldier  in  the  regular  army 
  3:  a  dependable  follower  (especially  in  party  politics);  "he  is 
  one  of  the  party  regulars" 
  4:  a  garment  size  for  persons  of  average  height  and  weight 

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