• (America, RP) IPA: /ˈfɹiː.kwənt/


  1. Done or occurring often; common.
    I take frequent breaks so I don't get too tired.
    There are frequent trains to the beach available.
    I am a frequent visitor to that city.
  2. Occurring at short intervals.
    • 1812-1818, Lord Byron, Childe Harold's Pilgrimage
      frequent feudal towers
  3. Addicted to any course of conduct; inclined to indulge in any practice; habitual; persistent.
    • 1709, Jonathan Swift, A Project for the Advancement of Religion and the Reformation of Manners
      He has been loud and frequent in declaring himself hearty for the government.
  4. (obsolete) Full; crowded; thronged.
    • 1603, Ben Jonson, Sejanus His Fall
      'Tis Caesar's will to have a frequent senate.
  5. (obsolete) Often or commonly reported.
    • 'Tis frequent in the city he hath subdued / The Catti and the Daci.
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  • (British) IPA: /fɹɪˈkwɛnt/

frequent (frequents, present participle frequenting; past and past participle frequented)

  1. (transitive) To visit often.
    I used to frequent that restaurant.

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