- happening or occurring at short intervals: to make frequent trips to Tokyo.
- constant, habitual, or regular: a frequent guest.
- located at short distances apart: frequent towns along the shore.
verb (used with object)
- to visit often; go often to; be often in: to frequent the art galleries.
- recurring at short intervals
- constant or habitual
- (tr) to visit repeatedly or habitually
mid-15c., “ample, profuse,” from Middle French frequent, or directly from Latin frequentem (nominative frequens) “crowded, repeated,” of uncertain origin. Meaning “common, usual” is from 1530s; that of “happening at short intervals, often recurring” is from c.1600.
late 15c., from Middle French frequenter, from Latin frequentare “visit regularly,” from frequentem (see (adj.)). Related: Frequented; frequenting.