verb (used with object)
- frequency function,
- frequency modulation,
- frequency polygon,
- frequency response,
- frequency-division multiplex,
- frequent flier,
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|Brendon Hong|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Ted Gioia|December 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I inherited the Arnold Family Thunder ThighsTM, which was a source of frequent teasing and distress for me as a child.
It shows what the experience of any frequent flyer already demonstrates.
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|Anthony Haden-Guest|November 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Sometimes, however, a more than usual vividness of conception will make up for the want of this frequent coxistence.
He thought much of eternity, and was frequent in secret prayer.Sermons of Christmas Evans|Joseph Cross
Their frequent perusal made me so moody and introspective that my mother hid them from me and gradually I forgot all about them.Against the Current|Edward A. Steiner
In recent times failures of banks and merchants have been frequent.Rambles and Recollections of an Indian Official|William Sleeman
Justice, moreover, with its frequent employment of trial by combat, did not essentially differ from private war.
Word Origin 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.