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Meaning of often by Wiktionary Dictionary

often


    Etymology

    From Old English oft

    Pronunciation

    • ( RP ) IPA: /ˈɒfn/, /ˈɒftən/, X-SAMPA: /"Qfn/, /"Qft@n/
    • Also IPA: /ˈɔːfn/, /ˈɔːftən/, X-SAMPA: /"O:fn/, /"O:ft@n/, at least in the US .
    • Rhymes: -ɒfən
    • Hyphenation: of‧ten

    Adverb

    often ( comparative more often or oftener, superlative most often or oftenest )

    1. Frequently, many times .
      I often walk to work when the weather is nice .
      I've been going to the movies more often since a new theatre opened near me .

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Explanation of often by Wordnet Dictionary

often


    Adverb
    1. many times at short intervals

    2. we often met over a cup of coffee
    3. frequently or in great quantities

    4. in many cases or instances



    Definition of often by GCIDE Dictionary

    often


    1. Often ( ŏf'n; 115 ), adv. [Compar. Oftener ( ŏf'nẽr ); superl. Oftenest.] [Formerly also ofte, fr. oft. See Oft., adv.] Frequently; many times; not seldom.

    2. Often, a. Frequent; common; repeated. [R.] “Thine often infirmities.” 1 Tim. v. 23.

      And weary thee with often welcomes. Beau. & Fl.