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regular

adjective  /ˈreɡ·jə·lər/ us  

regular adjective (REPEATED)

happening repeatedly in a fixed pattern, with equal or similar amounts of space or time between one and the next: a regular heartbeat working regular hours Trees were planted at regular intervals along the avenue.

regular adjective (USUAL)

usual or ordinary; normal : He drove his regular route to work. Her regular assistant is on vacation. Regular also means of an average or standard size: That minivan is longer than a regular station wagon. The regular army is the permanently organized army of a country. grammar A regular verb, noun, adjective, or other type of word follows the usual rules in the language for changing word endings. If you describe a man as a regular guy, you mean that he is an ordinary, likable person: He wanted to prove he was a regular guy by going fishing.

regular adjective (OFTEN)

doing the same thing or going to the same place often: a regular contributor to the magazine a regular customer

regular adjective (EQUAL)

shaped equally on all sides: Her teeth are small and regular.

regular

noun [C]  /ˈreɡ·jə·lər/ us  

regular noun [C] (FREQUENT PERSON)

someone who goes to the same place or does the same thing often: He’s one of the regulars at the club.
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