What does Often mean?

Definitions for Often
ˈɔ fən, ˈɒf ən; ˈɔf tən, ˈɒf-Often

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. frequently, often, oftentimes, oft, ofttimesadverb

    many times at short intervals

    "we often met over a cup of coffee"

  2. much, a great deal, oftenadverb

    frequently or in great quantities

    "I don't drink much"; "I don't travel much"

  3. oftenadverb

    in many cases or instances


  1. oftenadverb

    Frequently, many times.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Oftenadverb

    in the comparative, oftner; superlative, oftnest. Oft; frequently; many times; not seldom.

    Etymology: from oft , Saxon;

    The queen that bore thee,
    Oftner upon her knees than on her feet,
    Died ev’ry day she liv’d. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.

    Use a little wine for thy stomach’s sake, and thine often infirmities. 1 Tim. v. 23.

    In journeying often, in perils in the wilderness. 2 Cor. ii. 26.

    Who does not more admire Marcus Tullius Cicero as an author, than as a consul of Rome, and does not oftner talk of the celebrated writers of our own country in former ages, than of any among their contemporaries? Joseph Addison, Freeholder.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Often' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #216

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Often' in Written Corpus Frequency: #505

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Often' in Adverbs Frequency: #38

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Often in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Often in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Often in a Sentence

  1. Karisa Keasey:

    There is a disconnect between who refugees are and how they are often portrayed in the media, they are not terrorists, victims or saints. They are people. I painted images of what I saw : mothers, fathers, siblings, entrepreneurs, artists, doctors and grandparents who are more than their status as a refugee. I painted their humanity.

  2. Vic Zimmerman:

    Police officers, firefighters, and other first responders put their lives on the line every day to ensure that the rest of us are safe — they are there when we need them during our most difficult times and are often not appreciated for their daily work.

  3. Brad Segal:

    In hindsight, looking at it, it's not entirely shocking that this association was possible, kawasaki disease itself is often preceded by a respiratory or gastrointestinal illness.

  4. Letitia James:

    Bots and other fake accounts have been running rampant on social media platforms, often stealing real people's identities to carry out fraud, as people and companies like Devumi continue to make a quick buck by lying to honest Americans, Attorney General office will continue to find and stop anyone who sells online deception. With this settlement, we are sending a clear message that anyone profiting off of deception and impersonation is breaking the law and will be held accountable.

  5. Instructor Amy Roat:

    Very often you send papers home and they disappear into the abyss of someone's backpack, never to be seen again.

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