[aw-fuh n, of-uh n; awf-tuh n, of-] /ˈɔ fən, ˈɒf ən; ˈɔf tən, ˈɒf-/
many times; frequently:
He visits his parents as often as he can.
in many cases.
frequently or repeatedly; much of the time Archaic equivalents oftentimes, ofttimes
as often as not, quite frequently
every so often, at intervals
more often than not, in more than half the instances
(archaic) repeated; frequent
c.1300, extended form of oft, originally before vowels and h-, probably by influence of Middle English selden “seldom.” In common use from 16c., replacing oft.
- Of the devil
see: speak of the devil
/ˈɒfˌtɛl/ noun acronym (in Britain) 1. Office of Telecommunications: a government body set up in 1984 to supervise telecommunications activities in the UK, and to protect the interests of the consumers
- Oil crayon
noun See oil pastel
noun 1. (def 2).