- 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
Related Words for frequentscommonplace, constant, intermittent, recurrent, persistent, incessant, periodic, continual, numerous, usual, haunt, affect, overrun, attend, patronize, manifold, expected, general, reiterated
Examples from the Web for frequents
Contemporary Examples of frequents
The Yelp reviews attest to the diverse crowd that frequents Orchard Corset Center.New York's Sexiest Kosher Corsets
August 20, 2014
Threatening arrest for anyone who frequents those sites is only going to make the crazies harder to find.France Arrests the Usual Islamist Suspects
April 4, 2012
Ben frequents a messageboard dedicated to exhibitionism, and agreed to shed some light on his own motivations for public flashing.The Naked Men of Chatroulette
May 10, 2010
Historical Examples of frequents
Since then he has been a fashionable preacher and frequents the houses of great people.The Christian
To return to this filibuster, baron; he frequents the house of Blue Beard?A Romance of the West Indies
It frequents the banks of water to feed on young frogs and so forth.Pathfinder
A man can be judged from the theatres he frequents and the ladies who accompany him there.Crankisms
Lisle de Vaux Matthewman
The jaguar also frequents thickets on the river-banks and marshes.From Pole to Pole
Sven Anders Hedin
- recurring at short intervals
- constant or habitual
- (tr) to visit repeatedly or habitually
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.