Definitions for frequentˈfri kwənt; frɪˈkwɛnt, ˈfri kwənt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

fre•quentˈfri kwənt; frɪˈkwɛnt, ˈfri kwənt(adj.; v.)

  1. happening or occurring at short intervals.

  2. constant, habitual, or regular:

    a frequent guest.

  3. located at short distances apart:

    frequent towns along the shore.

  4. (v.t.)to visit often:

    to frequent the art galleries.

Origin of frequent:

1400–50; late ME: ample, profuse < L frequent-, s. of frequēns crowded


Princeton's WordNet

  1. frequent(adj)

    coming at short intervals or habitually

    "a frequent guest"; "frequent complaints"

  2. frequent(verb)

    frequently encountered

    "a frequent (or common) error is using the transitive verb `lay' for the intransitive `lie'";

  3. patronize, patronise, shop, shop at, buy at, frequent, sponsor(verb)

    do one's shopping at; do business with; be a customer or client of

  4. frequent, haunt(verb)

    be a regular or frequent visitor to a certain place

    "She haunts the ballet"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. frequent(adjective)ˈfri kwənt; v. frɪˈkwɛnt, ˈfri kwənt

    ≠ infrequent

    her frequent attempts to contact him; Are hurricanes becoming more frequent?

Webster Dictionary

  1. Frequent(noun)

    often to be met with; happening at short intervals; often repeated or occurring; as, frequent visits

  2. Frequent(noun)

    addicted to any course of conduct; inclined to indulge in any practice; habitual; persistent

  3. Frequent(noun)

    full; crowded; thronged

  4. Frequent(noun)

    often or commonly reported

  5. Frequent(adj)

    to visit often; to resort to often or habitually

  6. Frequent(adj)

    to make full; to fill

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'frequent' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3886

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'frequent' in Adjectives Frequency: #528

Translations for frequent

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


happening often

He made frequent journeys.

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