1. Often to be met with; happening at short intervals; often repeated or occurring; as, frequent visits. "Frequent feudal towers."

2. Addicted to any course of conduct; inclined to indulge in any practice; habitual; persistent. "He has been loud and frequent in declaring himself hearty for the government." (Swift)

3. Full; crowded; thronged. "'T is Caesar's will to have a frequent senate." (B. Jonson)

4. Often or commonly reported. "'T is frequent in the city he hath subdued The Catti and the Daci." (Massinger)

Origin: L. Frequens, -entis, crowded, frequent, akin to farcire to stuff: cf. F. Frequent. Cf. Farce.

1. To visit often; to resort to often or habitually. "He frequented the court of Augustus." (Dryden)

2. To make full; to fill. "With their sighs the air Frequenting, sent from hearts contrite." (Milton)

Origin: L. Frequentare: cf. F. Frequenter. See Frequent.

(01 Mar 1998)

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