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Frequent definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

FRE'QUENT, a. [L. frequens.]
1. Often seen or done; often happening at short intervals; often repeated or occurring. We made frequent visits to the hospital.
2. Used often to practice any thing. He was frequent and loud in his declamations against the revolution.
3. Full; crowded; thronged. [Not used.]
FRE'QUENT, v.t. [L. frequento.]
To visit often; to resort to often or habitually. The man who frequents a dram-shop, an ale house, or a gaming table, is in the road to poverty, disgrace and ruin.
He frequented the court of Augustus.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: coming at short intervals or habitually; "a frequent guest"; "frequent complaints" [ant: infrequent]
2: frequently encountered; "a frequent (or common) error is using the transitive verb `lay' for the intransitive `lie'"; v
1: do one's shopping at; do business with; be a customer or client of [syn: patronize, patronise, shop, shop at, buy at, frequent, sponsor] [ant: boycott]
2: be a regular or frequent visitor to a certain place; "She haunts the ballet" [syn: frequent, haunt]

Merriam Webster's

I. transitive verb Date: 15th century 1. to associate with, be in, or resort to often or habitually <a bar frequented by sports fans> 2. archaic to read systematically or habitually frequentation noun frequenter noun II. adjective Etymology: Middle English, ample, from Middle French or Latin; Middle French, crowded, from Latin frequent-, frequens Date: 1531 1. a. common, usual b. happening at short intervals ; often repeated or occurring <a bus making frequent stops> 2. obsolete full, thronged 3. acting or returning regularly or often <a frequent visitor> 4. archaic intimate, familiar frequentness noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. & v. --adj. 1 occurring often or in close succession. 2 habitual, constant (a frequent caller). 3 found near together; numerous, abundant. 4 (of the pulse) rapid. --v.tr. attend or go to habitually. Derivatives: frequentation n. frequenter n. frequently adv. Etymology: F fréquent or L frequens -entis crowded

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Frequent Fre"quent, a. [L. frequens, -entis, crowded, frequent, akin to farcire to stuff: cf. F. fr['e]quent. Cf. Farce, n.] 1. Often to be met with; happening at short intervals; often repeated or occurring; as, frequent visits. ``Frequent feudal towers.'' --Byron. 2. Addicted to any course of conduct; inclined to indulge in any practice; habitual; persistent. He has been loud and frequent in declaring himself hearty for the government. --Swift. 3. Full; crowded; thronged. [Obs.] 'T is C[ae]sar's will to have a frequent senate. --B. Jonson. 4. Often or commonly reported. [Obs.] 'T is frequent in the city he hath subdued The Catti and the Daci. --Massinger.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Frequent Fre*quent", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Frequented; p. pr. & vb. n. Frequenting.] [L. frequentare: cf. F. fr['e]quenter. See Frequent, a.] 1. To visit often; to resort to often or habitually. He frequented the court of Augustus. --Dryden. 2. To make full; to fill. [Obs.] With their sighs the air Frequenting, sent from hearts contrite. --Milton.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(frequenting, frequented) Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English. 1. If something is frequent, it happens often. Bordeaux is on the main Paris-Madrid line so there are frequent trains... He is a frequent visitor to the house. ADJ frequently Iron and folic acid supplements are frequently given to pregnant women. ADV: usu ADV with v 2. If someone frequents a particular place, they regularly go there. (FORMAL) I hear he frequents the Cajun restaurant in Hampstead. VERB: V n

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

fre'-kwent (peris-soteros):

"Frequent," adjective (from Latin frequens, frequentis, "crowded") occurs only once in the text of the King James Version, as the translation of perissoteros, adverb in comparative degree of perissos, "abundantly," hence, "more abundantly" (compare 2Co 1:12); in 2Co 11:23, "in prisons more frequent," the Revised Version (British and American) "more abundantly"; and once in the margin of the King James Version (Pr 27:6) as translation of `athar, "to be abundant," the Revised Version (British and American) in text, "profuse."

American Revised Version has "frequent" for "open" (1Sa 3:1, "The word of Yahweh was precious (margin, rare) in those days; there was no frequent vision," margin "(Hebrew) widely spread" (the word is parac, "to break forth," "to scatter," etc.). the English Revised Version retains "open," with "frequent, Hebrew widely spread" in the margin. "Frequent" (the verb) does not occur.

W. L. Walker

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

I. a. 1. Oft-repeated, of frequent occurrence. 2. Common, usual, every-day, of common occurrence. II. v. a. Haunt, visit often, resort to frequently, attend much or regularly.

Moby Thesaurus

affect, attend, automatic, beaten, common, constant, continual, continuing, continuous, countless, customary, cyclical, ever-recurring, everyday, familiar, frequentative, habitual, hackneyed, hang around, hang out, hang out at, haunt, haunting, incessant, infest, innumerable, iterative, many, many times, normal, not rare, numerous, of common occurrence, oft-repeated, oftentime, ordinary, overrun, patronize, periodic, persistent, prevalent, reappearing, recurrent, recurring, regular, reiterative, repeated, repetitive, resort, resort to, returning, revenant, routine, stereotyped, thematic, thick-coming, trite, ubiquitous, usual, visit, well-trodden, well-worn


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