Extraregular Ex`tra*reg"u*lar, a. Not comprehended within a rule or rules. --Jer. Taylor., Irregular Ir*reg"u*lar, n. One who is not regular; especially, a soldier not in regular service., Irregularist Ir*reg"u*lar*ist, n. One who is irregular. --Baxter., Irregularly Ir*reg"u*lar*ly, adv. In an irregular manner., Strong Strong, a. [Compar. Stronger; superl. Strongest.] [AS. strang, strong; akin to D. & G. streng strict, rigorous, OHG. strengi strong, brave, harsh, Icel. strangr strong, severe, Dan. streng, Sw. str["a]ng strict, severe. Cf. Strength, Stretch, String.] 1. Having active physical power, or great physical power to act; having a power of exerting great bodily force; vigorous. That our oxen may be strong to labor. --Ps. cxliv. 14. Orses the strong to greater strength must yield. --Dryden. 2. Having passive physical power; having ability to bear or endure; firm; hale; sound; robust; as, a strong constitution; strong health. 3. Solid; tough; not easily broken or injured; able to withstand violence; able to sustain attacks; not easily subdued or taken; as, a strong beam; a strong rock; a strong fortress or town. 4. Having great military or naval force; powerful; as, a strong army or fleet; a nation strong at sea. 5. Having great wealth, means, or resources; as, a strong house, or company of merchants. 6. Reaching a certain degree or limit in respect to strength or numbers; as, an army ten thousand strong. 7. Moving with rapidity or force; violent; forcible; impetuous; as, a strong current of water or wind; the wind was strong from the northeast; a strong tide. 8. Adapted to make a deep or effectual impression on the mind or imagination; striking or superior of the kind; powerful; forcible; cogent; as, a strong argument; strong reasons; strong evidence; a strong example; strong language. 9. Ardent; eager; zealous; earnestly engaged; as, a strong partisan; a strong Whig or Tory. Her mother, ever strong against that match. --Shak. 10. Having virtues of great efficacy; or, having a particular quality in a great degree; as, a strong powder or tincture; a strong decoction; strong tea or coffee. 11. Full of spirit; containing a large proportion of alcohol; intoxicating; as, strong liquors. 12. Affecting any sense powerfully; as, strong light, colors, etc.; a strong flavor of onions; a strong scent. 13. Solid; nourishing; as, strong meat. --Heb. v. 12. 14. Well established; firm; not easily overthrown or altered; as, a strong custom; a strong belief. 15. Violent; vehement; earnest; ardent. He had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears. --Heb. v. 7. 16. Having great force, vigor, power, or the like, as the mind, intellect, or any faculty; as, a man of a strong mind, memory, judgment, or imagination. I was stronger in prophecy than in criticism. --Dryden. 17. Vigorous; effective; forcible; powerful. Like her sweet voice is thy harmonious song, As high, as sweet, as easy, and as strong. --E. Smith. 18. (Stock Exchange) Tending to higher prices; rising; as, a strong market. 19. (Gram.) (a) Pertaining to, or designating, a verb which forms its preterit (imperfect) by a variation in the root vowel, and the past participle (usually) by the addition of -en (with or without a change of the root vowel); as in the verbs strive, strove, striven; break, broke, broken; drink, drank, drunk. Opposed to weak, or regular. See Weak. (b) Applied to forms in Anglo-Saxon, etc., which retain the old declensional endings. In the Teutonic languages the vowel stems have held the original endings most firmly, and are called strong; the stems in -n are called weak other constant stems conform, or are irregular. --F. A. March. Strong conjugation (Gram.), the conjugation of a strong verb; -- called also old, or irregular, conjugation, and distinguished from the weak, or regular, conjugation. Note: Strong is often used in the formation of self-explaining compounds; as, strong-backed, strong-based, strong-bodied, strong-colored, strong-fisted, strong-handed, strong-ribbed, strong-smelling, strong-voiced, etc. Syn: Vigorous; powerful; stout; solid; firm; hardy; muscular; forcible; cogent; valid. See Robust., Canoness Can"on*ess, n. [Cf. LL. canonissa.] A woman who holds a canonry in a conventual chapter. Regular canoness, one bound by the poverty, and observing a strict rule of life. Secular canoness, one allowed to hold private property, and bound only by vows of chastity and obedience so long as she chose to remain in the chapter., Augustinian Au`gus*tin"i*an, a. Of or pertaining to St. Augustine, bishop of Hippo in Northern Africa (b. 354 -- d. 430), or to his doctrines. Augustinian canons, an order of monks once popular in England and Ireland; -- called also regular canons of St. Austin, and black canons. Augustinian hermits or Austin friars, an order of friars established in 1265 by Pope Alexander IV. It was introduced into the United States from Ireland in 1790. Augustinian nuns, an order of nuns following the rule of St. Augustine. Augustinian rule, a rule for religious communities based upon the 109th letter of St. Augustine, and adopted by the Augustinian orders., Hexagon Hex"a*gon, n. [L. hexagonum, Gr. ? six-cornered; "e`x six (akin to E. six) + ? angle.] (Geom.) A plane figure of six angles. Regular hexagon, a hexagon in which the angles are all equal, and the sides are also all equal., Hexahedron Hex`a*he"dron, n.; pl. E. Hexahedrons, L. Hexahedra. [Hexa- + Gr. ? seat, base, fr. ? to sit: cf. F. hexa[`e]dre.] (Geom.) A solid body of six sides or faces. Regular hexahedron, a hexagon having six equal squares for its sides; a cube., Icosahedron I`co*sa*he"dron, n. [Gr. ?; ? twenty + ? seat, base, fr. ? to sit.] (Geom.) A solid bounded by twenty sides or faces. Regular icosahedron, one of the five regular polyhedrons, bounded by twenty equilateral triangules. Five triangles meet to form each solid angle of the polyhedron., Octagon Oc"ta*gon, n. [Gr. ? eight-cornered; ? (for ? eight) + ? an angle: cf.F. cctogone.] 1. (Geom.) A plane figure of eight sides and eight angles. 2. Any structure (as a fortification) or place with eight sides or angles. Regular octagon, one in which the sides are all equal, and the angles also are all equal., Pentagon Pen"ta*gon, n. [Gr. ?; ? (see Penta-) + gwni`a angle: cf. L. pentagonium, F. pentagone.] (Geom.) A plane figure having five angles, and, consequently, five sides; any figure having five angles. Regular pentagon, a pentagon in which the angles are all equal, and the sides all equal., Tetrahedron Tet`ra*he"dron, n. [Tetra- + Gr. ? seat, base, fr. ? to sit.] (Geom.) A solid figure inclosed or bounded by four triangles. Note: In crystallography, the regular tetrahedron is regarded as the hemihedral form of the regular octahedron. Regular tetrahedron (Geom.), a solid bounded by four equal equilateral triangles; one of the five regular solids., Regularia Reg`u*la"ri*a (r[e^]g`[-u]*l[=a]"r[i^]*[.a]), n.pl. [NL.] (Zo["o]l.) A division of Echini which includes the circular, or regular, sea urchins., Regularize Reg"u*lar*ize (r[e^]g"[-u]*l[~e]r*[imac]z), v. t. To cause to become regular; to regulate. [R.], Regularly Reg"u*lar*ly, adv. In a regular manner; in uniform order; methodically; in due order or time., Regularness Reg"u*lar*ness, n. Regularity. --Boyle.