Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)


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Frequent (Page: 595)

Fre"quent (?), a. [L. frequens, -entis, crowded, frequent, akin to farcire to stuff: cf. F. fréquent. Cf. Farce, n.]

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

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. [Obs.]

'T is Cæsar's will to have a frequent senate. B. Jonson.

4. Often or commonly reported. [Obs.]

'T is frequent in the city he hath subdued The Catti and the Daci. Massinger.

Frequent (Page: 595)

Fre*quent" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Frequented; p. pr. & vb. n. Frequenting.] [L. frequentare: cf. F. fréquenter. See Frequent, a.]

1. To visit often; to resort to often or habitually.

He frequented the court of Augustus. Dryden.

2. To make full; to fill. [Obs.]

With their sighs the air Frequenting, sent from hearts contrite. Milton.