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frequent

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verb fre·quent \frē-ˈkwent, ˈfrē-kwənt\

Simple Definition of frequent

  • : to visit or go to (a place) often

Full Definition of frequent

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to associate with, be in, or resort to often or habitually <a bar frequented by sports fans>

  3. 2 archaic :  to read systematically or habitually

fre·quen·ta·tion play \ˌfrē-ˌkwen-ˈtā-shən, -kwən-\ noun
fre·quent·er noun

Examples of frequent

  1. He began frequenting cheap bars.

  2. a neighborhood frequented by tourists

  3. a restaurant frequented by local politicians



15th Century

First Known Use of frequent

15th century


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frequent

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adjective fre·quent \ˈfrē-kwənt\

Simple Definition of frequent

  • : happening often

  • : acting or returning regularly or often

Full Definition of frequent

  1. 1 a :  common, usual b :  happening at short intervals :  often repeated or occurring <a bus making frequent stops>

  2. 2 obsolete :  full, thronged

  3. 3 :  acting or returning regularly or often <a frequent visitor>

  4. 4 archaic :  intimate, familiar

fre·quent·ness noun

Examples of frequent

  1. We made frequent trips to town.

  2. This bus makes frequent stops.

  3. She was a frequent visitor to the museum.

  4. He is one of our most frequent customers.



Origin of frequent

Middle English, ample, from Middle French or Latin; Middle French, crowded, from Latin frequent-, frequens


First Known Use: 1531



FREQUENT Defined for Kids

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frequent

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verb fre·quent \frē-ˈkwent\

Definition of frequent

fre·quent·edfre·quent·ing

  1. :  to visit often <We frequent the beach during summer.>




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frequent

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adjective fre·quent \ˈfrē-kwənt\

Definition of frequent

  1. :  happening often <I made frequent trips to town.>

fre·quent·ly adverb




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