Definition of often
: many times : frequently
Examples of often in a sentence
They go out to dinner fairly often.
How often do you call your mother?
The condition often returns even after treatment with antibiotics.
I often take a walk during my lunch break.
He travels more often than I do.
The disease is diagnosed most often in children.
They seem to be getting into arguments more and more often.
It's not often that I get to enjoy a day off.
Water the plants often enough to keep the soil moist.
Origin and Etymology of often
Middle English, alteration of oft
First Known Use: 14th century
OFTEN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of often for English Language Learners
: many times : on many occasions
OFTEN Defined for Kids
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