frequent has definitions from the field of transportation
[ adjective ] coming at short intervals or habitually


"a frequent guest" "frequent complaints"

Used in print

(Organic Gardening and Farming,...)

Good taste and versatility , plus safety from spray poisons would be enough to recommend the frequent use of such a fruit , even if its nutritional values were limited .

(High Fidelity, 11:10...)

The many and frequent performances of the Trout serve to emphasize the dual nature of its writing .

(Nathan Rapport, ""I've Been Here before!"...)

Nevertheless , there are notably frequent instances of deja_vu , in which our recognition of an entirely novel event is a feeling of having lived through it before , a feeling which , though vague , withstands the verbal barrage from the most impressive corps of psychologists .

(LeRoy Fothergill, "Biological Warfare", in Peter...)

Agents that are known to cause frequent infections among laboratory workers such_as those causing Q_fever , tularemia , brucellosis , glanders , coccidioidomycosis , etc. , belong in this category .

(Richard F. McLaughlin, et al., "A study of the...)

True terminal bronchioles comprise the most frequent form taken by the distal airways in types 1 , and 3 , , although small numbers of poorly developed respiratory bronchioles are present .

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infrequent regular prevailing

[ adjective ] frequently encountered


"a frequent (or common) error is using the transitive verb `lay' for the intransitive `lie'";

Used in print

(Robert E. Lane, The Liberties of Wit: Humanism, Critici...)

One of the most frequent views of the value of literature is the education of sensibility that it is thought to provide .

(Newton Stallknecht, "Ideas and Literature," in Newton S...)

No one will deny that such broad developments and transitions are of great intrinsic interest and the study of ideas in literature would be woefully incomplete without frequent reference to them .

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[ verb ] do one's shopping at; do business with; be a customer or client of

Used in print

(Breni James, Nights of the Kill....)

He sucked_in his breath and kept quiet while Killpath laid down the sheet again , wound the gold wire stems of his glasses around his ears and_then , eying the report as it lay before him on the desk , intoned , `` Acting_Lieutenant_Gunnar_Matson one failed to see that the station_keeper was properly relieved two absented himself throughout the entire watch without checking on the station 's activities or the whereabouts of his section sergeants three permitted members of the Homicide_Detail of the Inspector's_Bureau to arrogate for their own convenience a patrolman who was thereby prevented from carrying_on his proper assignment four failed to notify the station commander Acting_Captain_O._T._Killpath of a homicide occurring in the district five frequented extralegal establishments known_as after-hours spots for purposes of an unofficial and purportedly social nature and six '' - he leaned_back and peeled_off his glasses `` - failed to co-operate with the Acting_Captain by returning promptly when so ordered .

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boycott support patron shopper

[ verb ] (transportation) be a regular or frequent visitor to a certain place




"She haunts the ballet"

Used in print

(William C. Smith, "Why Fear Ideas?"...)

If any had escaped expulsion by hiding , they certainly would not frequent the market-place .

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travel_to hang_out haunt