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frequent

[adj. free-kwuh nt; v. fri-kwent, free-kwuh nt] /adj. ˈfri kwənt; v. frɪˈkwɛnt, ˈfri kwənt/
adjective
1.
happening or occurring at short intervals:
to make frequent trips to Tokyo.
2.
constant, habitual, or regular:
a frequent guest.
3.
located at short distances apart:
frequent towns along the shore.
verb (used with object)
4.
to visit often; go often to; be often in:
to frequent the art galleries.
Origin
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English: ample, profuse < Latin frequent- (stem of frequēns) crowded; (v.) (< Middle French fréquenter) < Latin frequentāre, derivative of frequēns
Related forms
frequentable, adjective
frequenter, noun
frequentness, noun
nonfrequent, adjective
nonfrequently, adverb
overfrequent, adjective
overfrequently, adverb
unfrequent, adjective
unfrequently, adverb
unfrequentable, adjective
well-frequented, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for frequentable

frequent

adjective (ˈfriːkwənt)
1.
recurring at short intervals
2.
constant or habitual
verb (frɪˈkwɛnt)
3.
(transitive) to visit repeatedly or habitually
Derived Forms
frequentable, adjective
frequenter, noun
frequently, adverb
frequentness, noun
Word Origin
C16: from Latin frequēns numerous; perhaps related to Latin farcīre to stuff
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Word Origin and History for frequentable
frequent
1530s, from L. frequentem (nom. frequens) "crowded, repeated," of uncertain origin. The verb (late 15c.) is from L. frequentare "visit regularly." Related: Frequented; frequenting.
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