frequent

[ adjective free-kwuh nt; verb fri-kwent, free-kwuh nt ]
/ adjective ˈfri kwənt; verb frɪˈkwɛnt, ˈfri kwənt /

adjective

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.

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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

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British Dictionary definitions for frequent

frequent

adjective (ˈfriːkwənt)

recurring at short intervals
constant or habitual

verb (frɪˈkwɛnt)

(tr) to visit repeatedly or habitually

Derived forms of frequent

frequentable, adjectivefrequenter, nounfrequently, adverbfrequentness, noun

Word Origin for frequent

C16: from Latin frequēns numerous; perhaps related to Latin farcīre to stuff
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