from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Occurring or appearing quite often or at close intervals: frequent errors of judgment.
  • adj. Habitual or regular: a frequent visitor to our house.
  • transitive v. To pay frequent visits to; be in or at often: frequent a restaurant.

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  • adj. Done or occurring often; common.
  • v. To visit often.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Often to be met with; happening at short intervals; often repeated or occurring.
  • adj. Addicted to any course of conduct; inclined to indulge in any practice; habitual; persistent.
  • adj. Full; crowded; thronged.
  • adj. Often or commonly reported.
  • transitive v. To visit often; to resort to often or habitually.
  • transitive v. To make full; to fill.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Crowded; thronged; fall.
  • Often appearing, seen, or done; often repeated or recurring; coming or happening in close succession or at short intervals.
  • Doing or accustomed to do a thing often; practising or given to repetition; repetitious; iterative: as, to be frequent in one's remonstrances.
  • Currently reported; often heard.
  • To crowd; fill.
  • To visit often; resort to habitually: as, to frequent the theater.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. do one's shopping at; do business with; be a customer or client of
  • adj. frequently encountered
  • adj. coming at short intervals or habitually
  • v. be a regular or frequent visitor to a certain place


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

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From Old French frequent, from Latin frequens ("crowded, crammed, frequent, repeated, etc.")

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


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