Pronunciation: /ˈfrēkwənt /
- 1Occurring or done on many occasions, in many cases, or in quick succession: frequent changes in policy the showers will become heavier and more frequentMore example sentences
- 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 New EnglandMore 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.
- 1.2Found at short distances apart: frequent army roadblocksMore 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: /frēˈkwent /[with object] Back to top
- Visit (a place) often or habitually: bars frequented by soldiers [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.
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- Many years ago in England, pub frequenters had a whistle baked into the rim or handle of their ceramic cups.
- Dad is an avid frequenter of discount supermarkets.
- There are good reasons why some might think this was the wrong thing to do with hard-earned money collected from lottery players who tend not to be frequenters of high-art institutions.
Pronunciation: /ˌfrēkwənˈtāSHən, ˌfrēkwen-/noun
late Middle English (in the sense 'profuse, ample'): from French, or from Latin frequens, frequent- 'crowded, frequent', of unknown ultimate origin.