- 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
To pay frequent visits to; be in or at often: frequent a restaurant.
Origin of frequent
Middle English ample, profuse from
Old French from
Latin frequēns frequent- crowded, numerous, frequent
(comparative more frequent or frequenter, superlative most frequent or frequentest)
- Done or occurring often; common.
- I take frequent breaks so I don't get too tired.
- There are frequent trains to the beach available.
- I am a frequent visitor to that city.
- Occurring at short intervals.
- Addicted to any course of conduct; inclined to indulge in any practice; habitual; persistent.
From Old French frequent, from Latin frequens (“crowded, crammed, frequent, repeated, etc.”), from Proto-Indo-European *bhrek (“to cram together”).
(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”)