of·ten /ˈɔfən, &dɪvɪdɛ;ˈɔftən/
Of·ten adv. [Compar. Oftener superl. Oftenest.] Frequently; many times; not seldom.
Of·ten, a. Frequent; common; repeated. [R.] “Thine often infirmities.”
And weary thee with often welcomes. --Beau. & Fl.
adv 1: many times at short intervals; "we often met over a cup of
coffee" [syn: frequently, oftentimes, oft, ofttimes]
[ant: rarely, infrequently]
2: frequently or in great quantities; "I don't drink much"; "I
don't travel much" [syn: much, a great deal]