What does seldom mean?

Here's a list of possible definitions for the term 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.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Adverbs Frequency

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

How to pronounce seldom?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say seldom in sign language?

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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. Confucius:

    The cautious seldom err.

  2. John H. Shield:

    Opportunities are seldom labeled.

  3. Sir William Schwenck Gilbert:

    Things are seldom what they seem.

  4. Miguel de Cervantes:

    Ill-luck, you know, seldom comes alone.

  5. Laurel Thatcher Ulrich:

    Well behaved women seldom make history.

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