wont

  • 1 wont — [wônt, wōnt, wänt, wunt] adj. [ME wunt, woned, pp. of wunien, to be accustomed, dwell < OE wunian, akin to Ger wohnen, to dwell: for IE base see WIN] accustomed: used predicatively [he was wont to rise early] n. [prob. altered (based on the… …

    English World dictionary

  • 2 Wont — Wont, v. i. [imp. {Wont}, p. p. {Wont}, or {Wonted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Wonting}.] To be accustomed or habituated; to be used. [1913 Webster] A yearly solemn feast she wont to make. Spenser. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Wont — Wont, v. i. [imp. {Wont}, p. p. {Wont}, or {Wonted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Wonting}.] To be accustomed or habituated; to be used. [1913 Webster] A yearly solemn feast she wont to make. Spenser. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 Wont — Wont, v. i. [imp. {Wont}, p. p. {Wont}, or {Wonted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Wonting}.] To be accustomed or habituated; to be used. [1913 Webster] A yearly solemn feast she wont to make. Spenser. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 Wont — Wont, a. [For woned, p. p. of won, wone, to dwell, AS. wunian; akin to D. wonen, OS. wun?n, OHG, won?n, G. wohnen, and AS. wund, gewuna, custom, habit; orig. probably, to take pleasure; cf. Icel. una to dwell, to enjoy, Goth. wunan to rejoice (in …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 Wont — Wont, n. Custom; habit; use; usage. [1913 Webster] They are . . . to be called out to their military motions, under sky or covert, according to the season, as was the Roman wont. Milton. [1913 Webster] From childly wont and ancient use. Cowper.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 wont — ► ADJECTIVE archaic or literary ▪ accustomed. ► NOUN (one s wont) formal or humorous ▪ one s customary behaviour. ► VERB (3rd sing. present wonts or wont; past and past part. wont or wonted) …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 wont — the surviving past participle of an obsolete verb won meaning ‘to accustom oneself to’, is pronounced wohnt and should be distinguished from won t, the contracted form of will not. It is used in two principal ways: followed by a to infinitive as… …

    Modern English usage

  • 9 wont´ed|ly — wont|ed «WOHN tihd, WUHN », adjective. 1. accustomed; customary; usual: »The cat was in its wonted place by the stove. SYNONYM(S): habitual. 2. U.S. made familiar with one s environment –wont´ed|ly, adverb. – …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 10 wont|ed — «WOHN tihd, WUHN », adjective. 1. accustomed; customary; usual: »The cat was in its wonted place by the stove. SYNONYM(S): habitual. 2. U.S. made familiar with one s environment –wont´ed|ly, adverb. – …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 11 Wont — Wont, v. t. To accustom; used reflexively. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 12 wont — index custom, manner (behavior), usage Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 13 wont — accustomed, O.E. wunod, pp. of wunian to dwell, be accustomed, from P.Gmc. *wun to be content, to rejoice (Cf. O.S. wunon, O.Fris. wonia to dwell, remain, be used to, O.H.G. wonen, Ger. wohnen to dwell; related to O.E. winnan, gewinnan to win… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 14 wont — n *habit, habitude, practice, usage, custom, use Analogous words: way, manner, fashion (see METHOD) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 15 wont — [adj] in the habit of accustomed, given, inclined, used, used to; concept 547 …

    New thesaurus

  • 16 wont — wontless, adj. /wawnt, wohnt, wunt/, adj., n., v., wont, wont or wonted, wonting. adj. 1. accustomed; used (usually fol. by an infinitive): He was wont to rise at dawn. n. 2. custom; habit; practice: It was her wont to walk three miles before… …

    Universalium

  • 17 wont — un·wont; un·wont·ed·ness; wont·ed; wont·ed·ly; wont·ed·ness; wont·less; wont; un·wont·ed·ly; …

    English syllables

  • 18 wont — [[t]wɔnt, woʊnt, wʌnt[/t]] adj. n. v. wont, wont wont•ed, wont•ing 1) accustomed; used (usu. fol. by an infinitive): She is wont to rise at dawn[/ex] 2) custom; habit; practice: It was his wont to meditate daily[/ex] 3) to accustom (a person), as …

    From formal English to slang

  • 19 wont — wont1 [ wount ] adjective be wont to do something LITERARY to have a habit of doing something: This is the chair where the author was wont to sit. wont wont 2 [ wount ] noun as is someone s wont FORMAL used for saying that someone has a habit of… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 wont — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English woned, wont, from past participle of wonen to dwell, be used to, from Old English wunian; akin to Old High German wonēn to dwell, be used to, Sanskrit vanoti he strives for more at win Date: before 12th… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary


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