Frequent definition

frēkwənt
Habitual or regular.

A frequent visitor to our house.

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Occurring often; happening repeatedly at brief intervals.
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Occurring or appearing quite often or at close intervals.

Frequent errors of judgment.

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To visit often.

I used to frequent that restaurant.

verb
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(obs.) Crowded; filled.
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Occurring at short intervals.
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To pay frequent visits to; be in or at often.

Frequent a restaurant.

verb
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Constant; habitual.
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To go to constantly; be at often.

To frequent the theater.

verb
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The definition of frequent is something that happens often or keeps happening.

An example of frequent is the heart beat in a living person.

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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.

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Addicted to any course of conduct; inclined to indulge in any practice; habitual; persistent.
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Origin of frequent

  • Middle English ample, profuse from Old French from Latin frequēns frequent- crowded, numerous, frequent

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French frequent, from Latin frequens (“crowded, crammed, frequent, repeated, etc.”), from Proto-Indo-European *bhrek (“to cram together”).

    From Wiktionary

  • From Old French frequenter, from Latin frequentare (“to fill, crowd, visit often, do or use often, etc.”), from frequens (“frequent, crowded”)

    From Wiktionary