Pronunciation: /ˈfriːkw(ə)nt /
- 1Occurring or done many times at short intervals: frequent changes in policy the showers will become heavier and more frequentMore example sentences
recurrent, recurring, repeated, persistent, periodic, perennial, chronic, continuing, occurring often, continual, constant, incessant, non-stop, endless; many, very many, a great many, numerous, countless, quite a few, quite a lot of, lots of, several• informal eternal, loads of, masses of, heaps of, dozens of, hundreds of, thousands of, millions of, more … than one can shake a stick at
- These recitations must be roughly repeated at frequent intervals if they are not to be lost.
- Although I removed the advert from the screen, the persistent thing continues to pop up at frequent intervals, much to my increasing irritation.
- Soulful music regaled the families dining at Chin Chin, the Chinese restaurant, while a special buffet at the Coffee Pot kept guests coming back for more at frequent intervals.
- 1.1 [attributive] (Of a person) doing something often; habitual: a frequent visitor to ScotlandMore example sentences
- He owned a holiday home in Lurga, Charlestown and was a regular and frequent visitor to the Charlestown area in recent years.
- This particularly affects frequent travelers, those people that are very good customers of the airlines.
- In that role, she was in charge of training x-ray personnel and became a frequent visitor to hospitals and ambulance stations.
- 1.2 • archaic Found at short distances apart: walls flanked by frequent square towersMore example sentences
- He said they were hampered by dreadful roads, frequent road blocks and gunpoint identity checks by the soldiers in the area because of the ongoing conflict.
Pronunciation: /frɪˈkwɛnt /[with object] Back to top
- Visit (a place) often: pubs frequented by soldiers bears which persisted in frequenting developed areas (as adjective, with submodifier frequented) one of the most frequented sitesMore example sentences
- These are just a few of the many bird species frequenting the unique habitat of the mangrove lagoons.
- The bar across the road frequented by Stuart and his chums does a lovely spicy sausage sandwich to go.
- The shows will be conducted at places frequented by families in the evenings.
late Middle English (in the sense 'profuse, ample'): from French, or from Latin frequens, frequent- 'crowded, frequent', of unknown ultimate origin.