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[adjective free-kwuh nt; verb fri-kwent, free-kwuh nt] /adjective ˈfri kwənt; verb frɪˈkwɛnt, ˈfri kwənt/
happening or occurring at short intervals:
to make frequent trips to Tokyo.
constant, habitual, or regular:
a frequent guest.
located at short distances apart:
frequent towns along the shore.
verb (used with object)
to visit often; go often to; be often in:
to frequent the art galleries.
Origin of frequent
1400-50; late Middle English: ample, profuse < Latin frequent- (stem of frequēns) crowded; (v.) (< Middle French fréquenter) < Latin frequentāre, derivative of frequēns
Related forms
frequentable, adjective
frequenter, noun
frequentness, noun
nonfrequent, adjective
nonfrequently, adverb
overfrequent, adjective
overfrequently, adverb
unfrequent, adjective
unfrequently, adverb
unfrequentable, adjective
well-frequented, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for frequenter
Historical Examples
  • One needs to frequenter a colleague daily for a month before one can begin to understand him.

  • One of these was a frequenter of the Queen's chapel whom he knew by sight.

  • Shenstone was a frequenter of this house, and came here to read pamphlets—the subscription being one shilling.

    Haunted London Walter Thornbury
  • I was waiting for a friend who is a frequenter of the Institute.

    Blue Lights R.M. Ballantyne
  • As the Baron Tulitz, he had attended the races, and had been a frequenter of all the great gaming resorts.

  • It was the custom for the frequenter to lay his penny on the bar, on entering or leaving.

    All About Coffee William H. Ukers
  • No; he shall be alive, living in splendour and honour, a frequenter of the Tuileries, a favoured guest at Compigne.'

    Lord Kilgobbin Charles Lever
  • He is a total abstainer, a non-smoker, and a frequenter of houses of fair reception.

    An Ocean Tramp William McFee
  • In ancient Greece to call a man a frequenter of baths was an insult, not a commendation as it would be at present.

    History of English Humour, Vol. 2 (of 2) Alfred Guy Kingan L'Estrange
  • "He is a cracked brain that will go and drown himself," said a frequenter of the place.

    The Magic Skin Honore de Balzac
British Dictionary definitions for frequenter


adjective (ˈfriːkwənt)
recurring at short intervals
constant or habitual
verb (frɪˈkwɛnt)
(transitive) to visit repeatedly or habitually
Derived Forms
frequentable, adjective
frequenter, noun
frequently, adverb
frequentness, noun
Word Origin
C16: from Latin frequēns numerous; perhaps related to Latin farcīre to stuff
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for frequenter



mid-15c., "ample, profuse," from Middle French frequent, or directly from Latin frequentem (nominative frequens) "crowded, repeated," of uncertain origin. Meaning "common, usual" is from 1530s; that of "happening at short intervals, often recurring" is from c.1600.


late 15c., from Middle French frequenter, from Latin frequentare "visit regularly," from frequentem (see frequent (adj.)). Related: Frequented; frequenting.



late 15c., from Middle French frequenter, from Latin frequentare "visit regularly," from frequentem (see frequent (adj.)). Related: Frequented; frequenting.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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