What does seldom mean?

Definitions for seldomˈsɛl dəm

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word seldom.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. rarely, seldom(adverb)

    not often

    "we rarely met"

Wiktionary

  1. seldom(Adverb)

    infrequently, rarely.

    They seldom come here now.

  2. seldom(Adjective)

    rare; infrequent

    A suppressed and seldom anger. uE000149822uE001 Jeremy Taylor.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Seldom(adj)

    rare; infrequent

  2. Origin: [AS. seldan, seldon, seldum, fr. seld rare; akin to OFries. sielden, D. zelden, G. selten, OHG. seltan, Icel. sjaldan, Dan. sielden, Sw. sllan, Goth. sildaleiks marvelous.]

Freebase

  1. Seldom

    Seldom was a Seattle-based pop-rock trio. Their line-up consisted of piano, bass, and drums, but some songs included electric guitar, mellotron, strings, or other keyboard instruments. They toured in support of both Pedro the Lion and Sarah Shannon. Both of their releases were on Casa and their 2002 album "Romance" was distributed by Barsuk Records. In 2002, Foubert joined Pedro the Lion for their album, Control, playing drums and keyboards and co-writing "Penetration" and "Second Best". In 2004, Foubert and Matthews joined up with frontman Christian Wargo and guitarist Ryan Phillips to create Crystal Skulls. The band originally included Dan Chestnut and Scott Kirby who played guitar and bass, respectively.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Seldom

    sel′dum, adv. rarely: not often.—n. Sel′domness.—adv. Sel′dom-times. [A.S. seldum, seldanseld (adj.), rare; Ger. selten.]

British National Corpus

  1. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'seldom' in Adverbs Frequency: #347

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of seldom in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of seldom in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Benjamin Franklin:

    Laws too gentle are seldom obeyed; too severe, seldom executed.

  2. Kate Lorig:

    However, these are seldom reimbursed because they do not meet the billing code and all the other requirements for reimbursement.

  3. Wang Wei:

    Chinese official have seldom promoted the beauty of the railway and trains, they have never taken pictures of what I've been taken.

  4. Nobuko Aoyama:

    Japan's youth seldom recognize there is a military in this country, unless they have a family member or friends who are in the service.

  5. Samuel Goldlust:

    I think it's appealing to a lot of patients and there's very seldom a patient that comes in that I don't think should at least be considered for the therapy.

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