- The definition of frequent is something that happens often or keeps happening.
An example of frequent is the heart beat in a living person.
- Obsolete crowded; filled
- occurring often; happening repeatedly at brief intervals
- constant; habitual
Origin: Middle English ; from Old French ; from Classical Latin frequens (gen. frequentis), uncertain or unknown; perhaps akin to farcire, to stuff: see farce
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- Occurring or appearing quite often or at close intervals: frequent errors of judgment.
- Habitual or regular: a frequent visitor to our house.
Origin: Middle English, ample, profuse, from Old French, from Latin frequēns, frequent-, crowded, numerous, frequent.
- freˌquen·taˈtion noun
- fre·quentˈer noun
- freˈquent·ness noun