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regular

adjective uk   /ˈreɡ.jʊ.lər/ us    /-lɚ/

regular adjective (OFTEN)

B1 happening or doing something often: a regular customer/churchgoer/reader/user Top sportsmen and women make regular appearances on TV.Frequency and regularity - general words

regular adjective (EVEN)

B2 existing or happening repeatedly in a fixed pattern, with equal or similar amounts of space or time between one and the next; even: Her heartbeat was regular. The gardeners planted the trees at regular intervals. I suggest that we have regular meetings/meet on a regular basis.Standard and routineFrequency and regularity - general words Someone who is regular empties their bowels often enough, and a woman who is regular always has her period at approximately the same time: The doctor asked if I was regular/if my bowel movements were regular.Excrement and its excretion

regular adjective (USUAL)

A2 US usual or ordinary: Her regular secretary was off sick for a week. I couldn't see my regular dentist.mainly US I bought a regular size T-shirt, rather than extra large.Standard and routine B1 specialized language describes a verb, noun, or adjective that follows the usual rules in the structure of its various forms: 'To talk' is a regular verb but 'to be' is not.Linguistic terms and linguistic style a regular guy US a normal man who is liked and trustedStandard and routine regular army, soldier, etc. an army that exists all the time, or a soldier in such an armyThe armed forces generally

regular adjective (SIMILAR)

the same on both or all sides: He's very handsome, with regular features and deep brown eyes. A square is a regular quadrilateral.Similar and the sameDescribing people with the same qualities

regular adjective (COMPLETE)

[before noun] informal real; complete: The situation here now is becoming a regular disaster.old-fashioned That child is a regular charmer/little nuisance.Complete and wholeVery and extreme
regularity
noun [U] uk   /ˌreɡ.jʊˈlær.ə.ti/ us    /-ˈler.ə.t̬i/
The same familiar faces reappear in the law courts with depressing regularity.Frequency and regularity - general words
regularly
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
B1 Accidents regularly occur on this bend. The competitors set off at regularly spaced intervals.Frequency and regularity - general wordsStandard and routineSimilar and the sameDescribing people with the same qualities

regular

noun [C] uk   /ˈreɡ.jʊ.lər/ us    /-lɚ/

regular noun [C] (CUSTOMER)

someone who often goes to a particular event or place, such as a shop or restaurant: He's one of the regulars at the pub.Visiting

regular noun [C] (SOLDIER)

a soldier whose permanent job is being a soldierSoldiers and people who fight in wars
(Definition of regular from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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