Definition of frequent in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈfriːkw(ə)nt
  • 1Occurring or done many times at short intervals: frequent changes in policy the showers will become heavier and more frequent
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    • 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.
    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
  • 1.1 [attributive] (Of a person) doing something often; habitual: a frequent visitor to Scotland
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    • 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.
    habitual, customary, regular, common, everyday, daily, routine; continual, constant, incessant
    literary wonted
  • 1.2 archaic Found at short distances apart: walls flanked by frequent square towers
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    • 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
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  • 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 sites
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    • 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.
    visit, visit often, be a regular visitor to, be a regular client of, go to regularly, go to repeatedly, attend, attend frequently; haunt, patronize, spend time in, spend all of one's time in, loiter in, linger in
    informal hang out at, hang around at, show up often at



Pronunciation: /friːkwɛnˈteɪʃ(ə)n/
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  • A new governmental regulation will be applied to limit the frequentation of the bivouac areas at some dates.
  • Mundane frequentations often occasion temptations.


late Middle English (in the sense 'profuse, ample'): from French, or from Latin frequens, frequent- 'crowded, frequent', of unknown ultimate origin.

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