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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: Latin, present participle of constare 'to stand firm, be constant, cost', from com- ( COM-) + stare 'to stand'


1 adjective
con‧stant1 S2 W2
1 happening regularly or all the time:
There was a constant stream of visitors to the house.
Amy lived in constant fear of being attacked.
He kept in constant contact with his family while he was in Australia.
2 staying the same:
travelling at a constant speed
3 literary loyal and faithful:
a constant friend

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