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OFTEN

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OFTEN (adverb)
  The adverb OFTEN has 2 senses:

1. many times at short intervals
2. frequently or in great quantities

  Familiarity information: OFTEN used as an adverb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


OFTEN (adverb)


Sense 1often [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Many times at short intervals

Synonyms:

frequently; oft; often; oftentimes; ofttimes

Context example:

we often met over a cup of coffee

Antonym:

rarely (not often)


Sense 2often [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Frequently or in great quantities

Synonyms:

a great deal; often; much

Context examples:

I don't drink much / I don't travel much


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