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adverb of·ten \ˈȯ-fən, ÷ˈȯf-tən\

Definition of often

  1. :  many times :  frequently are often puzzled and sometimes annoyed by the ways of other peoples — W. A. Parker

Examples of often in a Sentence

  1. They go out to dinner fairly often.

  2. How often do you call your mother?

  3. The condition often returns even after treatment with antibiotics.

  4. I often take a walk during my lunch break.

  5. He travels more often than I do.

  6. The disease is diagnosed most often in children.

  7. They seem to be getting into arguments more and more often.

  8. It's not often that I get to enjoy a day off.

  9. Water the plants often enough to keep the soil moist.

Origin and Etymology of often

Middle English, alteration of oft


OFTEN Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of often for English Language Learners

  • : many times : on many occasions


OFTEN Defined for Kids

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adverb of·ten \ˈȯ-fən\

Definition of often for Students

  1. :  many times :  frequently I think of him often.



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