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frequent

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

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 a restaurant frequented by local politicians

  3. 2 archaic :  to read systematically or habitually

frequentation

play \ˌfrē-ˌkwen-ˈtā-shən, -kwən-\ noun

frequenter

noun

Examples of frequent in a sentence

  1. He began frequenting cheap bars.

  2. a neighborhood frequented by tourists

  3. a restaurant frequented by local politicians

Origin and Etymology of frequent

see 2frequent


First Known Use: 15th century


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frequent

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adjective fre·quent \ˈfrē-kwənt\

Definition of frequent

  1. 1a :  common, usual a frequent practice among these peopleb :  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 a frequent customer

  4. 4 archaic :  intimate, familiar

frequentness

noun

Examples of frequent in a sentence

  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 and Etymology of frequent

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


First Known Use: 1531


FREQUENT Defined for English Language Learners

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frequent

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

Definition of frequent for English Language Learners

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


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frequent

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adjective fre·quent \ˈfrē-kwənt\

Definition of frequent for English Language Learners

  • : happening often

  • : acting or returning regularly or often


FREQUENT Defined for Kids

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frequent

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verb fre·quent \frē-ˈkwent\

Definition of frequent for Students

frequented

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frequenting

  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 for Students

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

frequently

adverb


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