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fre·quent

 (frē′kwənt)
adj.
1. Occurring or appearing quite often or at close intervals: frequent errors of judgment.
2. Habitual or regular: a frequent visitor to our house.
tr.v. (also frē-kwĕnt′) fre·quent·ed, fre·quent·ing, fre·quents
To pay frequent visits to; be in or at often: frequent a restaurant.

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

fre′quen·ta′tion n.
fre·quent′er (-kwĕn′tər) n.
fre′quent·ness n.

frequent

adj
1. recurring at short intervals
2. constant or habitual
vb
(tr) to visit repeatedly or habitually
[C16: from Latin frequēns numerous; perhaps related to Latin farcīre to stuff]
freˈquentable adj
freˈquenter n
ˈfrequently adv
ˈfrequentness n

fre•quent

(adj. ˈfri kwənt; v. frɪˈkwɛnt, ˈfri kwənt)

adj.
1. happening or occurring at short intervals.
2. constant, habitual, or regular: a frequent guest.
3. located at short distances apart: frequent towns along the shore.
v.t.
4. to visit often: to frequent the art galleries.
[1400–50; late Middle English: ample, profuse < Latin frequent-, s. of frequēns crowded]
fre•quent′a•ble, adj.
fre`quen•ta′tion, n.
fre•quent′er, n.
fre′quent•ness, n.

frequent

- From Latin frequens, "crowded" or "regularly repeated."
See also related terms for repeat.

frequent


Past participle: frequented
Gerund: frequenting

Imperative
frequent
frequent
Present
I frequent
you frequent
he/she/it frequents
we frequent
you frequent
they frequent
Preterite
I frequented
you frequented
he/she/it frequented
we frequented
you frequented
they frequented
Present Continuous
I am frequenting
you are frequenting
he/she/it is frequenting
we are frequenting
you are frequenting
they are frequenting
Present Perfect
I have frequented
you have frequented
he/she/it has frequented
we have frequented
you have frequented
they have frequented
Past Continuous
I was frequenting
you were frequenting
he/she/it was frequenting
we were frequenting
you were frequenting
they were frequenting
Past Perfect
I had frequented
you had frequented
he/she/it had frequented
we had frequented
you had frequented
they had frequented
Future
I will frequent
you will frequent
he/she/it will frequent
we will frequent
you will frequent
they will frequent
Future Perfect
I will have frequented
you will have frequented
he/she/it will have frequented
we will have frequented
you will have frequented
they will have frequented
Future Continuous
I will be frequenting
you will be frequenting
he/she/it will be frequenting
we will be frequenting
you will be frequenting
they will be frequenting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been frequenting
you have been frequenting
he/she/it has been frequenting
we have been frequenting
you have been frequenting
they have been frequenting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been frequenting
you will have been frequenting
he/she/it will have been frequenting
we will have been frequenting
you will have been frequenting
they will have been frequenting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been frequenting
you had been frequenting
he/she/it had been frequenting
we had been frequenting
you had been frequenting
they had been frequenting
Conditional
I would frequent
you would frequent
he/she/it would frequent
we would frequent
you would frequent
they would frequent
Past Conditional
I would have frequented
you would have frequented
he/she/it would have frequented
we would have frequented
you would have frequented
they would have frequented
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.frequent - do one's shopping at; do business with; be a customer or client of
back up, support - give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to; "She supported him during the illness"; "Her children always backed her up"
2.frequent - be a regular or frequent visitor to a certain place; "She haunts the ballet"
travel to, visit - go to certain places as for sightseeing; "Did you ever visit Paris?"
hang out - spend time in a certain location or with certain people; "She hangs out at the corner cafe"
Adj.1.frequent - coming at short intervals or habitually; "a frequent guest"; "frequent complaints"
infrequent - not frequent; not occurring regularly or at short intervals; "infrequent outbursts of temper"
2.frequent - frequently encountered; "a frequent (or common) error is using the transitive verb `lay' for the intransitive `lie'";
common - having no special distinction or quality; widely known or commonly encountered; average or ordinary or usual; "the common man"; "a common sailor"; "the common cold"; "a common nuisance"; "followed common procedure"; "it is common knowledge that she lives alone"; "the common housefly"; "a common brand of soap"

frequent

verb
1. visit, attend, haunt, be found at, patronize, hang out at (informal), visit often, go to regularly, be a regular customer of I hear he frequents that restaurant.
visit avoid, shun, spurn, keep away

frequent

adjective
Occurring quite often:
verb
To visit regularly:
Slang: hang out.
Translations
مُتَكَرِّريزور تِكرارا
častýčasto navštěvovat
hyppigjævnligbesøge hyppigtfrekventere
usein tapahtuva
učestao
gyakorigyakran ellátogat
sækjastundastunda, sækjatíðtíður
たびたびの
잦은
dažnaidažnai lankytidažnai lankytisdažnasdažnis
bieži apmeklētbiežs
často chodiťčastý
pogost
ofta förekommande
บ่อยๆ
sıksık gitmeksık sık olansıkça
thường xuyên

frequent

[ˈfriːkwənt]
A. ADJfrecuente
his frequent absences from homesus frecuentes ausencias del hogar
it's a frequent cause of headacheses una causa frecuente de los dolores de cabeza
his demands for money became increasingly frequentpedía dinero con cada vez mayor frecuencia
they stopped at frequent intervals to restparaban con frecuencia para descansar
Fiona was a frequent visitor thereFiona solía ir allí con frecuencia
B. [frɪˈkwent] VTfrecuentar

frequent

[ˈfriːkwənt]
adjfréquent(e)
frequent showers → des averses fréquentes
There are frequent buses to the town centre → Il y a beaucoup de bus pour le centre ville.
He is a frequent visitor to the house → C'est un habitué de la maison.
[frɪˈkwɛnt] vtfréquenterfrequent flyer n
to be a frequent flyer → être un(e) passager/ère régulier/ière (d'une compagnie aérienne)frequent-flyer programme nprogramme m de fidélisation (d'une compagnie aérienne)

frequent

adjhäufig; reportszahlreich; complaint, criticismhäufig geäußert; she made frequent visits to Glasgowsie reiste oft or häufig nach Glasgow; take frequent breaksmachen Sie öfter or häufig eine Pause; he is famous for his frequent changes of minder ist bekannt dafür, dass er häufig seine Meinung ändert; her absences were frequentsie war oft or häufig abwesend; do you suffer from frequent headaches?haben Sie häufig or oft Kopfschmerzen?; there are frequent trainses verkehren viele Züge; violent clashes were a frequent occurrencees kam häufig or oft zu gewalttätigen Zusammenstößen
vt (form) place(oft or häufig) besuchen; he liked to frequent the barser hielt sich gern in den Bars auf; a house which was frequented by all sorts of famous peopleein Haus, in dem alle möglichen Berühmtheiten verkehrten

frequent

[adj ˈfriːkwənt; vb ˈfriːkwɛnt]
1. adj (gen) → frequente; (visitor) → abituale
2. vtfrequentare

frequent

(ˈfriːkwənt) adjective
happening often. He made frequent journeys.
(friˈkwent) verb
to visit often. He used to frequent the George Hotel.
ˈfrequencyplural ˈfrequencies noun
1. the state of happening often. The frequency of her visits surprised him.
2. (in electricity, radio etc) the number of waves, vibrations etc per second. At what frequency does the sound occur?
3. a set wavelength on which radio stations regularly broadcast. I regularly listen to this frequency in order to hear my favourite music.
ˈfrequently adverb
often. He frequently arrived late.

frequent

مُتَكَرِّر častý hyppig häufig συχνός frecuente usein tapahtuva fréquent učestao frequente たびたびの 잦은 frequent ofte częsty frequente частый ofta förekommande บ่อยๆ sık thường xuyên 频繁的

frequent

a. frecuente, habitual, regular;
adv. frecuentemente, con frecuencia.

frequent

adj frecuente
References in classic literature ?
At the Kings' she daily saw all she wanted, for the children's older sisters were just out, and Meg caught frequent glimpses of dainty ball dresses and bouquets, heard lively gossip about theaters, concerts, sleighing parties, and merrymakings of all kinds, and saw money lavished on trifles which would have been so precious to her.
Damon, living in a neighboring town, was a frequent visitor in the Swift home.
She was her father's chief clerk, and virtually managed his Black Hawk office during his frequent absences.
The walk to the beach was no inconsiderable one, consisting as it did of a long, sandy path, upon which a sporadic and tangled growth that bordered it on either side made frequent and unexpected inroads.
Are such specters frequent in the woods, Heyward, or is this sight an especial entertainment ordered on our behalf?
The buffaloes were more frequent than I have seen cattle in the settlements, browzing on the leaves of the cane, or croping the herbage on those extensive plains, fearless, because ignorant, of the violence of man.
With a beating heart, she listened to the footsteps of early passengers, which now began to be frequent along the street.
On some such morning, when three or four vessels happen to have arrived at once usually from Africa or South America -- or to be on the verge of their departure thitherward, there is a sound of frequent feet passing briskly up and down the granite steps.
Under cover of his character of singing-master, he made frequent visits at the farmhouse; not that he had anything to apprehend from the meddlesome interference of parents, which is so often a stumbling-block in the path of lovers.
When this interlude was over, Captain Mayhew began a dark story concerning Moby Dick; not, however, without frequent interruptions from Gabriel, whenever his name was mentioned, and the crazy sea that seemed leagued with him.
The beautifully arched and glossy neck was now straight, and lank, and fallen in; the clean straight legs and delicate fetlocks were swelled; the joints were grown out of shape with hard work; the face, that was once so full of spirit and life, was now full of suffering, and I could tell by the heaving of her sides, and her frequent cough, how bad her breath was.
He went into one of the saloons he had been wont to frequent and bought a drink, and then stood by the fire shivering and waiting to be ordered out.

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