regular

Definitions

  • Wood is carefully and regularly piled in the seasoning-yard
    Wood is carefully and regularly piled in the seasoning-yard
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj regular in accord with regular practice or procedure "took his regular morning walk","her regular bedtime"
    • adj regular not constipated
    • adj regular relating to a person who does something regularly "a regular customer","a steady drinker"
    • adj regular officially full-time "regular students"
    • adj regular not deviating from what is normal "her regular bedtime"
    • adj regular in accordance with fixed order or procedure or principle "his regular calls on his customers","regular meals","regular duties"
    • adj regular (of solids) having clear dimensions that can be measured; volume can be determined with a suitable geometric formula
    • adj regular (used of the military) belonging to or engaged in by legitimate army forces "the regular army"
    • adj regular conforming to a standard or pattern "following the regular procedure of the legislature","a regular electrical outlet"
    • adj regular occurring at fixed intervals "a regular beat","the even rhythm of his breathing"
    • adj regular regularly scheduled for fixed times "at a regular meeting of the PTA","regular bus departures"
    • adj regular symmetrically arranged "even features","regular features","a regular polygon"
    • adj regular often used as intensifiers "a regular morass of details","a regular nincompoop","he's a veritable swine"
    • n regular a garment size for persons of average height and weight
    • n regular a regular patron "an habitue of the racetrack","a bum who is a Central Park fixture"
    • n regular a dependable follower (especially in party politics) "he is one of the party regulars"
    • n regular a soldier in the regular army
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Additional illustrations & photos:

A Survival of the old regular army A Survival of the old regular army
A Regular 3-Rail Transfer Truck A Regular 3-Rail Transfer Truck
A Regular 2-Rail Transfer Truck A Regular 2-Rail Transfer Truck
A Regular 2-Rail Underslung Transfer Truck A Regular 2-Rail Underslung Transfer Truck
A Regular 3-Rail Underslung Transfer Truck A Regular 3-Rail Underslung Transfer Truck
A Regular Transfer Car for handling Stave Bolt Trucks A Regular Transfer Car for handling Stave Bolt Trucks
A Regular Channel-iron Kiln Truck A Regular Channel-iron Kiln Truck
A Regular Single-sill or Dolly Kiln Truck A Regular Single-sill or Dolly Kiln Truck

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The coliseum in Rome was used regularly for about 400 years
    • Regular (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.
    • Regular (Mil) A soldier belonging to a permanent or standing army; -- chiefly used in the plural.
    • Regular Belonging to a monastic order or community; as, regular clergy, in distinction dfrom the secular clergy.
    • Regular 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.
    • Regular 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.
    • Regular 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.
    • Regular (Bot. & Zoöl) Having all the parts of the same kind alike in size and shape; as, a regular flower; a regular sea urchin.
    • Regular (Crystallog) Same as Isometric.
    • Regular Thorough; complete; unmitigated; as, a regular humbug.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: 15% regularly go to a shrink.
    • regular Conformed to or made in accordance with a rule; agreeable to an established rule, law, type, or principle, to a prescribed mode, or to established customary forms; normal: as, a regular epic poem; a regular verse in poetry; a regular plan; regular features; a regular building.
    • regular Acting, proceeding, or going on by rule; governed by rule or rules; steady or uniform in a course or practice; orderly; methodical; unvarying: as, regular in diet; regular in attendance on divine worship; the regular return of the seasons.
    • regular Specifically, in law, conformable to law and the rules and practice of the court.
    • regular In mathematics, governed by one law throughout. Thus, a regular polygon is one which has all its sides and all its angles equal; a regular body is one which has all its faces regular polygons, and all its summits formed by the junction of equal numbers of edges, those of each summit being equally inclined to one line.
    • regular In grammar, adhering to the more common form in respect to inflectional terminations, as, in English, verbs forming their preterits and past participles by the addition of -d or -ed to the infinitive; as nouns forming their plurals with -s or -es; as the three conjugations of French verbs known as regular; and so on.
    • regular Belonging to and subject to the rule of a monastic order; pertaining to a monastic order: as, regular clergy, in distinction from secular clergy.
    • regular Specifically, in botany, having the members of each circle of floral organs (sepals, petals, stamens, and pistils) normally alike in form and size: properly restricted to symmetry of form, as distinguished from symmetry of number.
    • regular In zoology, noting parts or organs which are symmetrically disposed. See Regularia.
    • regular In music: Same as strict: as, regular form; a regular fugue, etc.
    • regular Same as similar: as, regular motion.
    • regular Milit., permanent; standing: opposed to volunteer: said of an army or of troops.
    • regular In United States politics, of, pertaining to, or originating from the recognized agents or “machinery” of a party: as, a regular ticket.
    • regular Thorough; out-and-out; perfect; complete: as, a regular humbug; a regular deception; a regular brick.
    • regular A curve defined by the same equation or equations throughout.
    • regular Synonyms Ordinary, etc. See normal.
    • regular Systematic, uniform, periodic, settled, established, stated.
    • n regular A member of any duly constituted religious order which is bound by the three monastic vows.
    • n regular A soldier who belongs to a standing army, as opposed to a militiaman or volunteer; a professional soldier.
    • n regular In chronology: A number attached to each year such that added to the concurrents it gives the number of the day of the week on which the paschal full moon falls. A fixed number attached to each month, which assists in ascertaining on what day of the week the first day of any month fell, or the age of the moon on the first day of any month.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: 58% of women paint their nails regularly.
    • adj Regular reg′ū-lar according to rule, or to law, order, custom, established practice, or mode prescribed: in accordance with nature or art, or the ordinary form or course of things: governed by rule: uniform: periodical: unbroken: methodical, orderly, systematic: strict: pursued with steadiness: straight: level: instituted according to established forms: normal, natural: consistent: usual, customary: : :
    • n Regular a soldier belonging to the permanent army: a member of a religious order who has taken the three ordinary vows:
    • adj Regular reg′ū-lar (gram.) according to ordinary rule, as 'regular verbs:' (bot.) symmetrical in form
    • adj Regular reg′ū-lar (geom.) having all the sides and angles equal: belonging to the permanent or standing army—opp. to Militia and Volunteer
    • adj Regular reg′ū-lar (coll.) thorough, out and out, as 'a regular deception:' as opp. to Secular in the R.C. Church, denoting monks, friars, &c. under a monastic rule
    • n Regular (chron.) a number for each year, giving, added to the concurrents, the number of the day of the week on which the paschal full moon falls: a fixed number for each month serving to ascertain the day of the week, or the age of the moon, on the first day of any month
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Quotations

  • Anne Morrow Lindbergh
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    “By and large, mothers and housewives are the only workers who do not have regular time off. They are the great vacationless class.”
  • Francis Bacon
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    “Look to make your course regular, that men may know beforehand what they may expect.”
  • Edward Hoagland
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    “The question of whether it's God's green earth is not at center stage, except in the sense that if so, one is reminded with some regularity that He may be dying.”
  • Marcel Proust
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    “The regularity of a habit is generally in proportion to its absurdity.”
  • Source Unknown
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    “The temperate person's pleasures are durable because they are regular; and all their life is calm and serene, because it is innocent.”
  • Lucinda Basset
    Lucinda Basset
    “You have to do what you love to do, not get stuck in that comfort zone of a regular job. Life is not a dress rehearsal. This is it.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. regularis, fr. regula, a rule, fr. regere, to guide, to rule: cf. F. régulier,. See Rule

Usage

In literature:

The most regular cotton is Orleans, in which the length of the staple varies only a small fraction of an inch.
"Textiles" by William H. Dooley
The intrusion of the n in Firminger is regular; cf.
"The Romance of Names" by Ernest Weekley
He attended mass regularly at an early hour every morning.
"The Rise of Canada, from Barbarism to Wealth and Civilisation" by Charles Roger
Johnnie washed them and put them over the fire to boil with a regularity due to his fear of the strap.
"The Rich Little Poor Boy" by Eleanor Gates
Regular exercise is one of the very best institutions in this respect.
"The Eugenic Marriage, Vol 2 (of 4)" by W. Grant Hague
Mr. James voted the Republican ticket regularly though.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States from Interviews with Former Slaves, Arkansas Narratives, Part 4" by Work Projects Administration
By the time I had come to college, getting arrested had gotten to be a regular formality.
"At Good Old Siwash" by George Fitch
The second team fancies it's as good as the regulars, and it has beaten the regulars once.
"Frank Merriwell's Son" by Burt L. Standish
The place is a regular Eden.
"The Peril Finders" by George Manville Fenn
They seem to find in the creation of literature very little besides a way of evading regular office hours.
"The Job" by Sinclair Lewis
He was put in the circulation department at a salary of ten dollars a week, his first regular wage.
"Charles Frohman: Manager and Man" by Isaac Frederick Marcosson and Daniel Frohman
They're regular salt-water gipsies; I've heard of 'em before.
"Jim Spurling, Fisherman" by Albert Walter Tolman
As to a regular plough, I do not believe such a thing is known in Chiloe.
"Travels in Peru, on the Coast, in the Sierra, Across the Cordilleras and the Andes, into the Primeval Forests" by J. J. von Tschudi
For this purpose, there should be room to support them equally; and care should be taken to see that this support is regularly sought.
"Popular Education" by Ira Mayhew
There were four or five regular young loafers, however, who led the mob.
"Ralph on the Engine" by Allen Chapman
In the mean time, however, it is subject to a regular provisional form of government.
"Travels in North America, From Modern Writers" by William Bingley
Sick people should have their meals as regularly as possible, at regular hours and promptly and attractively served.
"Scouting For Girls, Official Handbook of the Girl Scouts" by Girl Scouts
They haven't any taste for meeting our regulars.
"Boys of The Fort" by Ralph Bonehill
Captain Benson, of the regular horse artillery, was killed.
"Diary of Battery A, First Regiment Rhode Island Light Artillery" by Theodore Reichardt
Their coming and going had almost the character of a regular service.
"Toilers of the Sea" by Victor Hugo
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In poetry:

And underneath their vaulted branches,
Across the regularly drawn
Symmetric avenues, grow flowers
In flower-beds upon a lawn.
"The Linden Avenue" by Boris Pasternak
As for a Southern laboring man,
His equal cannot be found;
And to find a regular Negro tramp,
You must search the country 'round.
"Ajax at the Centennial. 1897" by Frank Barbour Coffin
Till your plains to graceful purity,
That the sun with joy your labours see;
When ye plant, your trees in rows contrive,
For he makes the Regular to thrive.
"Book Of the Parsees - The Bequest Of The Ancient Persian Faith" by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Permit them not to dwell at large, at home,
Or do worse things, than if in church they were,
Nor let them a less virtuous air assume;
But make them live as regularly, there.
"Advice To Ev'ry Master Of A Family, To Govern His House In A Religious Manner" by Rees Prichard
The regular shock of a battery
The rattling tumult stuns;
And its steady thrill through the hill-side
Like a pulse beneath it runs;
The many are dead around it,
But the few still work the guns.
"One Day's Command" by Anonymous Americas
Thus life pass'd on, he watch'd, he slept,
And regular one tenor kept.
He strove to get; he made no waste;
Enjoy'd a station to his taste;
From which he drew that happiness
Which few experience, many guess.
"The Tobacconist" by William Hutton

In news:

After some early nerves, the Pine Forest Trojans got back to the same game plan that propelled them to an undefeated regular season.
At the end of a lengthy regular council meeting at City Hall last night, Bertram Mayor Winnette Morris announced her immediate resignation.
The defeat dropped North Callaway to 10-13 on the season while Mexico ends the regular season with a school record 20 wins.
Even regular gym-goers tend to forget about their back—until it starts to ache, says Garber.
The loaf is prepared in a regular 9 x 5?
One in 10 Americans say they suffer from bloating regularly, even when they haven't eaten a large meal.
Big Bear Lake, CA — The City Council of Big Bear Lake convenes for their first regular meeting since the big storms (at which time they ratified a proclamation of a local state of emergency).
Scott County Commissioners approved the application during their regular meeting Thursday.
As a regular donor, Winston makes sure to give blood every few months.
Regular blood glucose monitoring increases medication adherence.
You eat salmon and quinoa, you exercise regularly, you even take the stairs.
We are reminded of this sentiment regularly.
Here is how area teams stand as the regular season hits the stretch run.
With two weeks to go in the regular season, jockeying for playoff positioning takes center stage.
He continued to provide regular patient care at Massachusetts General until 1986 and made cardiology rounds at the hospital until a few months ago.
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In science:

An element g ∈ G is regular if it has a regular eigenvector.
Solutions to WDVV from generalized Drinfeld-Sokolov hierarchies
Since F is a regular subspace of K, we can write K = H ⊕ F where H is a regular subspace of K.
A note on interpolation in the generalized Schur class
Let G be a planar regular graph with regular dual G† .
Explicit isoperimetric constants and phase transitions in the random-cluster model
We begin with a regularized field α with a regular covariance G.
Quantum propagators in a random metric
Now we shall estimate the dimension of the stabilisator of the regular part i.e., the subgroup in A(3) which preserves the regular part.
Simple singularities of multigerms of curves
Analogously to the regular functions the conjugate regular ones form an algebra under bicomplex operations.
Bicomplex algebra and function theory
They express the differentiability condition of the regular functions and are termed the regular Cauchy-Riemann equations.
Bicomplex algebra and function theory
It follows easily that gk (e) is regular in Ak [e] , and thus that e is regular in Rk .
Complex cobordism of involutions
Then the universal localization Rf is a purely infinite simple regular ring, and every finitely ∼= S/I , and S is regular. generated projective Rf -module is free.
$K_0$ of purely infinite simple regular rings
Finally, S/I is a regular ring, and by Proposition 5.2, I is a regular ideal of S .
$K_0$ of purely infinite simple regular rings
We have compared regular string trees with regular strings and classical trees.
Using Tree Automata and Regular Expressions to Manipulate Hierarchically Structured Data
Recall that e is regular semisimple nil-elliptic if it is regular semisimple and the group of cocharacters of the centralizer of e in G(K ) is trivial.
Induced and simple modules of double affine Hecke algebras
Two other important ideas in the proof are an upper bound for the maximum size of a conjugacy class and a result that says that most elements in a classical group are nearly regular semisimple (i.e. they are regular semisimple on a subspace of small codimension).
Derangements in simple and primitive groups
We remark again that it suffices to consider only regular semisimple elements (since as q → ∞, the proportion of regular semisimple elements is 1 + O(1/q)).
Derangements in simple and primitive groups
Moreover (for fixed X ), if q is sufficiently large, all maximal tori contain regular semisimple elements (indeed almost all elements are regular semisimple).
Derangements in simple and primitive groups
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