Definitions for oftenˈɔ fən, ˈɒf ən; ˈɔf tən, ˈɒf-
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
of•ten*ˈɔ fən, ˈɒf ən; ˈɔf tən, ˈɒf-(adv.)
many times; frequently.
in many cases.
We usually have hot summers.
Origin of often:
1300–50; ME; var. (before vowels) of ofteoft
frequently, often, oftentimes, oft, ofttimes(adverb)
many times at short intervals
"we often met over a cup of coffee"
much, a great deal, often(adverb)
frequently or in great quantities
"I don't drink much"; "I don't travel much"
in many cases or instances
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
often(adverb)ˈɔ fən, ˈɒf ən; ˈɔf tən, ˈɒf-
frequently or many times
I often read in bed.; How often do the boys see their grandparents?
oftenˈɔ fən, ˈɒf ən; ˈɔf tən, ˈɒf-
usually or commonly
This medication often causes drowsiness.; marital problems that often lead to divorce
Frequently, many times.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'often' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #216
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'often' in Written Corpus Frequency: #505
Rank popularity for the word 'often' in Adverbs Frequency: #38
Translations for often
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
I often go to the theatre; I should see him more often.
- com frequênciaPortuguese (BR)
- a menudo, con frecuenciaSpanish
- اغلب اوقات؛ به کراتFarsi
- לְעִתִים קְרוֹבוֹתHebrew
- अकसर, प्राय:Hindi
- اغلب اوقات؛ به کراتPersian
- كله وختPashto
- com frequênciaPortuguese
- บ่อย ๆThai
- sık sıkTurkish
- 經常Chinese (Trad.)
- thường xuyênVietnamese
- 经常Chinese (Simp.)
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