often Meaning, definition in Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "often" - English Dictionary

See all translations

oftenadverb

uk   /ˈɒf.ən/ /ˈɒf.tən/  us   /ˈɑːf-/
A1 many times: I often see him in the garden. How often do you wash your hair? I don't often drink spirits. It's not often that you meet someone who you're instantly attracted to. I don't see my parents as often as I'd like to. Christmas is often mild in this country.
Synonym
More examples
Translations of “often”
in Arabic غالِبا, كَثيرا ما…
in Korean 종종, 보통…
in Malaysian selalu…
in French souvent…
in Turkish sık sık, sıklıkla, genellikle…
in Italian spesso…
in Chinese (Traditional) 時常,經常, 多次…
in Russian часто, большей частью…
in Polish często…
in Vietnamese thường xuyên…
in Spanish a menudo, con frecuencia…
in Portuguese frequentemente, frequência, muitas vezes…
in Thai บ่อย ๆ…
in German oft…
in Catalan sovint…
in Japanese (頻度が)よく, だいたい, 大抵…
in Indonesian sering…
in Chinese (Simplified) 时常,经常, 多次…
(Definition of often from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of often?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “often” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
straight

the straight part of a racetrack (= the track on which competitors race)

Word of the Day

Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
by Kate Woodford,
July 29, 2015
A reader of this blog recently asked for a post on idioms that are used in everyday English. This seemed like a reasonable request. After all, if you are going to make the effort to learn a set of English idioms, you want those idioms to be useful. The question, then, was

Read More 

exoskeleton noun
exoskeleton noun
July 27, 2015
a robotic device which goes around the legs and part of the body of a person who cannot walk and allows them to move independently and in an upright position The device, known as an exoskeleton, is strapped to the outside of a person’s limbs and can then be controlled by them.

Read More