regular

The adjective regular is useful for describing something that happens in a specific way again and again, like your regular tasks at work.

Things that occur in a particular order or a certain way can be called regular. You might have a regular group of patients you visit when you're volunteering at the hospital, or a roommate who insists on sitting down together for regular meals. The word regular comes from the Latin regularis, "continuing rules for guidance," which in turn has its roots in regula, or "rule."

Definitions of regular
  1. adjective
    conforming to a standard or pattern
    “following the regular procedure of the legislature”
    “a regular electrical outlet”
    Synonyms:
    standard
    conforming to or constituting a standard of measurement or value; or of the usual or regularized or accepted kind
  2. adjective
    in accordance with fixed order or procedure or principle
    “his regular calls on his customers”
    regular meals”
    regular duties”
    Synonyms:
    first-string
    of members of a team; not substitutes
    lawful, rule-governed
    according to custom or rule or natural law
    official, prescribed
    conforming to set usage, procedure, or discipline
    standard, stock
    regularly and widely used or sold
    timed
    regularly spaced in time
    uniform
    evenly spaced
    weak
    (used of verbs) having standard (or regular) inflection
    well-ordered
    ordered well
    rhythmic, rhythmical
    recurring with measured regularity
    symmetric, symmetrical
    having similarity in size, shape, and relative position of corresponding parts
    systematic
    characterized by order and planning
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    Antonyms:
    irregular
    contrary to rule or accepted order or general practice
    illegal
    prohibited by law or by official or accepted rules
    asymmetrical, crooked
    irregular in shape or outline
    casual, occasional
    occurring from time to time
    improper, unconventional, unlawful
    not conforming to legality, moral law, or social convention
    randomised, randomized
    set up or distributed in a deliberately random way
    strong
    of verbs not having standard (or regular) inflection
    unrhythmic, unrhythmical
    not rhythmic; irregular in beat or accent
    rough, unsmooth
    having or caused by an irregular surface
    unsteady
    subject to change or variation
    asymmetric, asymmetrical
    characterized by asymmetry in the spatial arrangement or placement of parts or components
    unsystematic
    lacking systematic arrangement or method or organization
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  3. adjective
    in accord with regular practice or procedure
    “took his regular morning walk”
    “her regular bedtime”
    Synonyms:
    usual
    occurring or encountered or experienced or observed frequently or in accordance with regular practice or procedure
  4. adjective
    not deviating from what is normal
    “her regular bedtime”
    Synonyms:
    normal
    conforming with or constituting a norm or standard or level or type or social norm; not abnormal
  5. adjective
    relating to a person who does something regularly
    “a regular customer”
    synonyms: steady
    frequent
    coming at short intervals or habitually
  6. adjective
    officially full-time
    regular students”
    Synonyms:
    full-time
    for the entire time appropriate to an activity
  7. noun
    a regular patron
    synonyms: fixture, habitue
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    type of:
    frequenter, patron
    a regular customer
  8. noun
    a dependable follower (especially in party politics)
    “he is one of the party regulars
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    type of:
    follower
    a person who accepts the leadership of another
  9. adjective
    occurring at fixed intervals
    “a regular beat”
    synonyms: even
    steady
    not subject to change or variation especially in behavior
  10. adjective
    regularly scheduled for fixed times
    “at a regular meeting of the PTA”
    regular bus departures”
    Synonyms:
    scheduled
    planned or scheduled for some certain time or times
  11. adjective
    (of solids) having clear dimensions that can be measured; volume can be determined with a suitable geometric formula
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    Antonyms:
    irregular
    (of solids) not having clear dimensions that can be measured; volume must be determined with the principle of liquid displacement
  12. adjective
    symmetrically arranged
    regular features”
    “a regular polygon”
    synonyms: even
    symmetric, symmetrical
    having similarity in size, shape, and relative position of corresponding parts
  13. adjective
    (used of the military) belonging to or engaged in by legitimate army forces
    “the regular army”
    Synonyms:
    standing
    permanent
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    Antonyms:
    irregular
    (used of the military) not belonging to or engaged in by regular army forces
    partisan, partizan
    devoted to a cause or party
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  14. noun
    a soldier in the regular army
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    type of:
    soldier
    an enlisted man or woman who serves in an army
  15. adjective
    not constipated
    synonyms: unconstipated
    diarrheal, diarrheic, diarrhetic, diarrhoeal, diarrhoeic, diarrhoetic
    of or relating to diarrhea
    lax, loose
    emptying easily or excessively
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    Antonyms:
    constipated
    have difficult or incomplete or infrequent evacuation of the bowels
    bound
    confined in the bowels
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  16. adjective
    often used as intensifiers
    “a regular morass of details”
    “a regular nincompoop”
    synonyms: veritable
    typical
    exhibiting the qualities or characteristics that identify a group or kind or category
  17. noun
    a garment size for persons of average height and weight
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    type of:
    size
    the property resulting from being one of a series of graduated measurements (as of clothing)
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