frequent[frē′kwənt; for v. frē kwent′, also frē′kwent′, -kwənt]
- The definition of frequent is something that happens often or keeps happening.
An example of frequent is the heart beat in a living person.
The beat of your heart is something that is frequent.
- Obsolete crowded; filled
- occurring often; happening repeatedly at brief intervals
- constant; habitual
Origin of frequentMiddle English ; from Old French ; from Classical Latin frequens (gen. frequentis), uncertain or unknown; perhaps akin to farcire, to stuff: see farce
- Occurring or appearing quite often or at close intervals: frequent errors of judgment.
- Habitual or regular: a frequent visitor to our house.
transitive verbfre·quent·ed, fre·quent·ing, fre·quents
Origin of frequentMiddle English, ample, profuse, from Old French, from Latin frequēns, frequent-, crowded, numerous, frequent.
(comparative more frequent or frequenter, superlative most frequent or frequentest)
(third-person singular simple present frequents, present participle frequenting, simple past and past participle frequented)
- To visit often.
- I used to frequent that restaurant.
From Old French frequenter, from Latin frequentare (“to fill, crowd, visit often, do or use often, etc.”), from frequens (“frequent, crowded”)