- 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.
- to visit often; go often to; be often in: to frequent the art galleries.
Origin of frequent
Examples from the Web for frequent
Think of it as a frequent buyer program for personal karma, or a spiritual band-aid.The Buddhist Business of Poaching Animals for Good Karma
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As a major source for steel during World War II, Sheffield was a frequent target of bombing raids.The Greatest Rock Voice of All Time Belonged to Joe Cocker
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I inherited the Arnold Family Thunder ThighsTM, which was a source of frequent teasing and distress for me as a child.You’re Never ‘Cured’ of an Eating Disorder
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It shows what the experience of any frequent flyer already demonstrates.Beer Countries vs. Wine Countries
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She married an architect and their children, Dialta as well as another daughter and two sons, were frequent guests at La Pietra.In Tussle Over Will, Mistress’s Family Takes a Bite Out of NYU
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Some books were in frequent use, but others were not forgotten.
Such a course is frequent and would not give the right of complaint to anybody.
The soliloquy and aside are evidently not so frequent in New Comedy.The Dramatic Values in Plautus
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Circumstances brought him into frequent contact with the natives there.
His visits there, as already remarked, had not been frequent of late.
- recurring at short intervals
- constant or habitual
- (tr) to visit repeatedly or habitually
Word Origin and History for frequent
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.