often; frequently; not rarely; many times.
See Also: many a time and oft, oft-cited, oft-quoted

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  • Oft — Oft, öfter, am öftesten, adv. 1) Mehr als Ein Mahl, ohne den Nebenbegriff der Vielheit; mehrmahls. Ein gutes Wort richtet oft mehr aus, als ein böses. Man sagt oft ein Wort, welches man nicht so meinet. Besonders mit den Partikeln wie und so. Wie …   Grammatisch-kritisches Wörterbuch der Hochdeutschen Mundart

  • oft- — UK [ɒft] US [ɔft] prefix often used with the past participle of many verbs Follow the simple and oft repeated safety rules. the oft stated view that the government had acted correctly Thesaurus: prefixeshyponym * * * oft 7 [oft …   Useful english dictionary

  • Oft — ([o^]ft; 115), adv. [AS. oft; akin to OS. & G. oft, OHG. ofto, Sw. ofta, Dan. ofte, Icel. opt, Goth. ufta; of uncertain origin. Cf. {Often}.] Often; frequently; not rarely; many times. [Poetic] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Oft she rejects, but never… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • oft — Adv std. (8. Jh.), mhd. oft(e), ahd. ofto, as. ofto, ohto Stammwort. Aus g. * ufta (mit verschiedenen Kasusformen) oft , auch in gt. ufta, anord. opt, ae. oft, afr. ofta. Herkunft unklar. Vielleicht zu ob2 und seiner Sippe als übermäßig . Vgl.… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • oft — OFT, ofturi, s.n. (înv. şi reg.) Oftat, suspin; p. ext. amărăciune, regret, durere, suferinţă, deznădejde. – Din aht. Trimis de oprocopiuc, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  OFT s. v. oftare, oftat, suspin, suspinare, suspinat. Trimis de siveco,… …   Dicționar Român

  • oft — (adv.) O.E. oft often, frequently, from P.Gmc. *ofta frequently (Cf. O.Fris. ofta, Dan. ofte, O.H.G. ofto, Ger. oft, O.N. opt, Goth. ufta often ), of unknown origin. Archaic except in compounds (e.g. oft told), and replaced by its derivative… …   Etymology dictionary

  • oft — [Basiswortschatz (Rating 1 1500)] Bsp.: • Ich besuche sie oft. • Die Kinder sind in der Schule und mein Mann ist oft abwesend. • Ich spiele oft Tennis mit meinem Freund Jack …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • oft — [ôft] adv. [ME < OE, akin to Ger oft, Dan ofte, Swed ofta, Goth ufta] literary var. of OFTEN: now chiefly in compounds [an oft heard expression] …   English World dictionary

  • OFT — Office of Fair Trading (OFT) The organisation set up to police competition legislation and to protect the rights of consumers in the UK. OFT website: Related links DGFT Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms …   Law dictionary

  • oft — [ɔft US o:ft] adv literary [: Old English;] often oft repeated/quoted etc ▪ oft repeated advice …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • oft- — [ ɔft ] prefix often: used with the past participle of many verbs: Follow the simple and oft repeated safety rules. the oft stated view that the government was to blame …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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