Meaning of “often” - Learner’s Dictionary


adverb uk us /ˈɒfən, ˈɒftən/

A1 many times or regularly:

I often see her there.
He said I could visit as often as I liked.
How often (= How many times) do you go to the gym?
I don't see her very often.

B2 If something often happens or is often true, it is normal for it to happen or it is usually true:

Headaches are often caused by stress.
Brothers and sisters often argue.
December is often mild.

(Definition of “often” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)