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FREQUENT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does frequent mean? 

FREQUENT (adjective)
  The adjective FREQUENT has 2 senses:

1. coming at short intervals or habitually
2. frequently encountered

  Familiarity information: FREQUENT used as an adjective is rare.


FREQUENT (verb)
  The verb FREQUENT has 2 senses:

1. do one's shopping at; do business with; be a customer or client of
2. be a regular or frequent visitor to a certain place

  Familiarity information: FREQUENT used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


FREQUENT (adjective)


Sense 1frequent [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Coming at short intervals or habitually

Context examples:

a frequent guest / frequent complaints

Similar:

predominant; prevailing (most frequent or common)

regular; steady (relating to a person who does something regularly)

Antonym:

infrequent (not frequent; not occurring regularly or at short intervals)


Sense 2frequent [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Frequently encountered

Context example:

a frequent (or common) error is using the transitive verb 'lay' for the intransitive 'lie'

Similar:

common (having no special distinction or quality; widely known or commonly encountered; average or ordinary or usual)


FREQUENT (verb)


Sense 1frequent [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Do one's shopping at; do business with; be a customer or client of

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

buy at; frequent; patronise; shop at; shop; patronize; sponsor

Hypernyms (to "frequent" is one way to...):

back up; support (give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 2frequent [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be a regular or frequent visitor to a certain place

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

frequent; haunt

Context example:

She haunts the ballet

Hypernyms (to "frequent" is one way to...):

travel to; visit (go to certain places as for sightseeing)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "frequent"):

hang out (spend time in a certain location or with certain people)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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