frequent

[adjective free-kwuh nt; verb fri-kwent, free-kwuh nt]
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adjective
  1. happening or occurring at short intervals: to make frequent trips to Tokyo.
  2. constant, habitual, or regular: a frequent guest.
  3. located at short distances apart: frequent towns along the shore.
verb (used with object)
  1. 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 formsfre·quent·a·ble, adjectivefre·quent·er, nounfre·quent·ness, nounnon·fre·quent, adjectivenon·fre·quent·ly, adverbo·ver·fre·quent, adjectiveo·ver·fre·quent·ly, adverbun·fre·quent, adjectiveun·fre·quent·ly, adverbun·fre·quent·a·ble, adjectivewell-fre·quent·ed, adjective
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Related Words for frequenting

haunt, affect, overrun, attend, patronize, resort, play, revisit, hit, infest

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Contemporary Examples of frequenting

  • And I admire Rembrandt too much not to realise the beauty that can be derived from frequenting the synagogue.

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    David's Bookclub: Sodom and Gomorrah

    David Frum

    September 29, 2012

  • Of course not everyone living on the economic margins is frequenting each of these types of businesses.

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    America's Poverty Tax

    Gary Rivlin

    September 8, 2011

  • And Davila made the connection only when she started frequenting online message boards.

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    Is the Pill Killing Your Sex Drive?

    Joyce C. Tang

    May 17, 2010

Historical Examples of frequenting


British Dictionary definitions for frequenting

frequent

adjective (ˈfriːkwənt)
  1. recurring at short intervals
  2. constant or habitual
verb (frɪˈkwɛnt)
  1. (tr) to visit repeatedly or habitually
Derived Formsfrequentable, adjectivefrequenter, nounfrequently, adverbfrequentness, noun

Word Origin for frequent

C16: from Latin frequēns numerous; perhaps related to Latin farcīre to stuff
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Word Origin and History for frequenting

frequent

adj.

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.

frequent

v.

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

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