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From Center English stede, stedi, stidiʒ, from Previous English stæþþiġ, from stæþ (stead, financial institution); equal to stathe +‎ -y or stead +‎ -y. Cognate with West Frisian stadich (gradual), Danish stedig, stadig, steeg, Swedish stadig, Icelandic stöðugur, Center Dutch stedigh, German stätig, stetig.

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regular (comparative steadier, superlative steadiest)

  1. Agency in standing or place; not tottering or shaking; fastened; agency.

    Maintain the ladder regular whereas I am going up.

    • 1590, Philippe Sidnei [i.e., Philip Sidney], “(please specify the web page quantity)”, in Fulke Greville, Matthew Gwinne, and John Florio, editors, The Covntesse of Pembrokes Arcadia [The New Arcadia], London: [] William Ponsonbie, OCLC 801077108; republished in Albert Feuillerat, editor, The Countesse of Pembrokes Arcadia (Cambridge English Classics: The Full Works of Sir Philip Sidney; I), Cambridge, Cambridgeshire: College Press, 1912, OCLC 318419127:

      Their ft regular, their arms diligent, their eyes watchful, and their hearts resolute.
    • 1879, R[ichard] J[efferies], chapter 1, in The Novice Poacher, London: Smith, Elder, & Co., [], OCLC 752825175:

      However then I had the flintlock by me for cover. ¶ There have been giants within the days when that gun was made; for absolutely no fashionable mortal might have held that mass of steel regular to his shoulder. The linen-press and a chest on the highest of it fashioned, nonetheless, an excellent gun-carriage; and, thus mounted, purpose might be taken out of the window, [].

    • Captain Edward Carlisle, soldier as he was, martinet as he was, felt a curious sensation of helplessness seize upon him as he met her regular gaze, her alluring smile ; he couldn’t inform what this prisoner may do.
  2. Fixed in feeling, function, or pursuit; not fickle, changeable, or wavering; not simply moved or persuaded to change a function; resolute.

    a person regular in his ideas, in his function, or within the pursuit of an object

    • 2003, Division of Transportation, Federal Freeway Administration, Guide on Uniform Site visitors Management Units: Inserts Solely (web page 10)
      Throughout programmed modifications, no regular inexperienced sign indication or flashing yellow sign indication shall be terminated and instantly adopted by a regular pink or flashing pink sign indication with out first displaying the regular yellow sign []
  3. Clean and never bumpy or with obstructions.

    a regular experience

  4. Common and even.

    the regular course of the Solar;  a regular breeze of wind

  5. Gradual.

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regular (third-person singular easy current steadies, current participle steadying, easy previous and previous participle steadied)

  1. (transitive, generally figuratively) To stabilize; to forestall from shaking.
    I took a drink to regular my nerves.
  2. (intransitive) To develop into secure.
    • 2010, Scott Westerfeld, Leviathan
      The ship steadied within the air. One other spray of ballast got here, heavier than the final.

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regular (plural steadies)

  1. A relaxation or help, as for the hand, a instrument, or a chunk of labor.
  2. (casual) An everyday boyfriend or girlfriend.
    • 2002, Frederick E. Von Burg, Preserve My White Sneakers, Package Carson, iUniverse (→ISBN), web page 13:
      “Dalton is my regular, now. If I break up with him, you are the primary on the record.” “Thanks,” stated Ted. “What a privilege to be second alternative.”
  3. (casual) A prostitute’s common buyer.
    • 2013, Sheila Foster, Soho Whore:

      A few of my steadies needed me to exit with them on a date. Sometimes I let one in all them take me to a movie or out for a meal.

Adverb[edit]

regular (not comparable)

  1. (rowing, casual) To row with strain at a low stroke-rating, usually 18 strokes per minute.

    After the dash items, we rowed regular for the remainder of follow.

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