regular Definition

  • 1arranged or recurring in a fixed pattern, especially with equal or similar spacing between individual instances
  • 2following the same procedure or method on a regular basis
  • 3having the same shape or form as others of its kind; normal or ordinary

Using regular: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "regular" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    She goes to the gym on a regular basis.

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    The bus service is very regular.

  • Example

    He has regular meetings with his boss.

  • Example

    The store sells regular and plus-size clothing.

regular Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for regular

Idioms Using regular

  • happening or done frequently or at fixed intervals


    I exercise on a regular basis to stay healthy.

  • an ordinary or typical man, often used to describe someone who is friendly and approachable


    He's just a regular guy, easy to talk to and get along with.

  • the regulars

    the people who regularly visit a particular place or establishment


    The regulars at the bar all know each other well.

Phrases with regular

  • a person who frequently visits a particular store or business


    He's a regular customer at the coffee shop.

  • a sequence of characters that define a search pattern, used mainly for pattern matching with strings


    Regular expressions are commonly used in programming languages.

  • a polygon with sides of equal length and angles of equal measure


    A square is an example of a regular polygon.

Origins of regular

from Old French 'reguler', from Latin 'regula', meaning 'rule'


Summary: regular in Brief

The term 'regular' [ˈrɛɡjʊlə] describes something that is arranged or recurring in a fixed pattern, following the same procedure or method, or having the same shape or form as others of its kind. It can refer to anything from gym visits to bus schedules, exemplified by 'She goes to the gym on a regular basis.' 'Regular' extends into phrases like 'on a regular basis,' and idioms like 'a regular guy,' denoting an ordinary or typical man.

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