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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.
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verb (used with object)
  1. 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
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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frequent

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

Word Origin

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.

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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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