- adj. 频繁的；时常发生的；惯常的
- vt. 常到，常去；时常出入于
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来自拉丁语frequens, 反复的，拥挤的，硬塞的。可能来自PIE*ger, 围，转，包围，词源同cram, crowd, group.
- frequent:  Frequent comes from Latin frequēns, which meant ‘crowded’ as well as ‘regularly repeated’ (it is not known what the origins of frequēns were, although it may be related to Latin farcīre ‘stuff’, source of English farce). The sense ‘crowded’ was carried over into English along with ‘regularly repeated’, but it had virtually died out by the end of the 18th century. The verb frequent  goes back to Latin frequentāre ‘visit frequently or regularly’.
- frequent (adj.)
- mid-15c., "ample, profuse," from Old French frequent, or directly from Latin frequentem (nominative frequens) "often, regular, repeated; in great numbers, crowded, numerous, filled, full, populous," which is of uncertain origin. Watkins says probably from PIE *bhrekw- "to cram together," and compares Greek phrassein "to fence in," Latin farcire "to cram." Meaning "common, usual" is from 1530s; that of "happening at short intervals, often recurring" is from c. 1600.
- frequent (v.)
- late 15c., "visit or associate with," from Old French frequenter "attend frequently; assemble, gather together," from Latin frequentare "visit regularly; do frequently, repeat; assemble in throngs," from frequentem (see frequent (adj.)). Meaning "visit often" is from 1550s. Related: Frequented; frequenter; frequenting.
- 1. Bordeaux is on the main Paris-Madrid line so there are frequent trains.
- 2. There was frequent thunder and lightning, and torrential rain.
- 3. The jet-setting couple made frequent appearances in the gossip columns.
- 4. She gives frequent performances of her work, both at home and abroad.
- 5. The engineer and his son held frequent consultations concerning technical problems.
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