I. transitive verb Date: 15th century 1. to associate with, be in, or resort to often or habitually <
a bar frequented by sports fans
2. archaic to read systematically or habitually • frequentation nounfrequenter noun II. adjective Etymology: Middle English, ample, from Middle French or Latin; Middle French, crowded, from Latin frequent-, frequens Date: 1531 1. a. common, usual b. happening at short intervals ; often repeated or occurring <
a bus making frequent stops
2. obsolete full, thronged 3. acting or returning regularly or often <
a frequent visitor
4. archaic intimate, familiarfrequentness noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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