What does seldom mean?

Definitions for seldom
ˈsɛl dəmsel·dom

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rarely, seldomadverb

    not often

    "we rarely met"

Wiktionary

  1. seldomadverb

    infrequently, rarely.

    They seldom come here now.

  2. seldomadjective

    rare; infrequent

    A suppressed and seldom anger. uE000149822uE001 Jeremy Taylor.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Seldomadjective

    rare; infrequent

    Etymology: [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.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Adverbs Frequency

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

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  1. Alex
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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

Examples of seldom in a Sentence

  1. Francois De La Rochefoucauld:

    Nothing is less sincere than our mode of asking and giving advice. He who asks seems to have a deference for the opinion of his friend, while he only aims to get approval of his own and make his friend responsible for his action. And he who gives advice repays the confidence supposed to be placed in him by a seemingly disinterested zeal, while he seldom means anything by his advice but his own interest or reputation.

  2. 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.

  3. Mickey Mehta:

    We struggle hard to climb to the top against all odds, not realizing whether the view from the top is worth its climb.The fulfillment of life seldom comes on heights and more often you get dizzy there losing balance and become fearful of a fall. In the circle of life nowhere on the periphery one could be stable. Be centered , get centralized , get MickeyMized.

  4. Jennie Jerome Churchill:

    We owe something to extravagance, for thrift and adventure seldom go hand in hand.

  5. Guicciardini:

    Experience has always shown, and reason shows, that affairs which depend on many seldom succeed.

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    directed outward; marked by interest in others or concerned with external reality
    • A. extroversive
    • B. foreordained
    • C. aculeate
    • D. proprietary

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