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Meaning of OFTEN

Pronunciation:  'ofun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adv]  many times at short intervals; "we often met over a cup of coffee"
  2. [adv]  frequently or in great quantities; "I don't drink much"; "I don't travel much"

OFTEN is a 5 letter word that starts with O.


 Synonyms: a great deal, frequently, much, oft, oftentimes, ofttimes
 Antonyms: infrequently, rarely, seldom



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Of`ten\, adv. [Compar. {Oftener}; superl. {Oftenest}.]
    [Formerly also ofte, fr. oft. See {Oft}., adv.]
    Frequently; many times; not seldom.
  2. \Of"ten\, a.
    Frequent; common; repeated. [R.] ``Thine often infirmities.''
    --1 Tim. v. 23.
          And weary thee with often welcomes.      --Beau. & Fl.
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