(Re*gret"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Regretted (-ted); p. pr. & vb. n. Regretting.] [F. regretter, OF.
regreter; L. pref. re- re- + a word of Teutonic origin; cf. Goth. gretan to weep, Icel. grata. See Greet
to lament.] To experience regret on account of; to lose or miss with a sense of regret; to feel sorrow or
dissatisfaction on account of (the happening or the loss of something); as, to regret an error; to regret
lost opportunities or friends.
Calmly he looked on either life, and herePope.
Saw nothing to regret, or there to fear.
In a few hours they [the Israelites] began to regret their slavery, and to murmur against their leader.Macaulay.
Recruits who regretted the plow from which they had been violently taken.Macaulay.
(Re*gret"ful) a. Full of regret; indulging in regrets; repining. Re*gret"ful*ly, adv.
(Re*grow") v. i. & t. To grow again.
The snail had power to regrow them all [horns, tongue, etc.]A. B. Buckley.
(Re*growth") n. The act of regrowing; a second or new growth. Darwin.
The regrowth of limbs which had been cut off.A. B. Buckley.
(Re*guard"ant) a. (Her.) Same as Regardant.
(Re*guer"don) v. t. [Pref. re- re- + guerdon: cf. OF. reguerdonner.] To reward. [Obs.]
(Reg"u*la*ble) a. Capable of being regulated. [R.]
(Reg"u*lar) a. [L. regularis, fr. regula a rule, fr. regere to guide, to rule: cf. F. régulier. See
1. Conformed to a rule; agreeable to an established rule, law, principle, or type, or to established customary
forms; normal; symmetrical; as, a regular verse in poetry; a regular piece of music; a regular verb; regular
practice of law or medicine; a regular building.
2. Governed by rule or rules; steady or uniform in course, practice, or occurence; not subject to unexplained
or irrational variation; returning at stated intervals; steadily pursued; orderlly; methodical; as, the regular
succession of day and night; regular habits.
3. Constituted, selected, or conducted in conformity with established usages, rules, or discipline; duly
authorized; permanently organized; as, a regular meeting; a regular physican; a regular nomination; regular
4. Belonging to a monastic order or community; as, regular clergy, in distinction dfrom the secular clergy.
5. Thorough; complete; unmitigated; as, a regular humbug. [Colloq.]
6. (Bot. & Zoöl.) Having all the parts of the same kind alike in size and shape; as, a regular flower; a
regular sea urchin.
7. (Crystallog.) Same as Isometric.
Regular polygon (Geom.), a plane polygon which is both equilateral and equiangular. Regular
polyhedron (Geom.), a polyhedron whose faces are equal regular polygons. There are five regular
polyhedrons, the tetrahedron, the hexahedron, or cube, the octahedron, the dodecahedron, and the