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1wont

adjective \ˈwnt, ˈwōnt also ˈwənt, ˈwänt\

: likely to do something : having a tendency to do something

Full Definition of WONT

1
:  accustomed, used <got up early as he is wont to do>
2
:  inclined, apt <revealing as letters are wont to be — Gladys M. Wrigley>

Examples of WONT

  1. <she paced about the room, as she is wont to do whenever she is agitated>

Origin of WONT

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
First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with WONT

2wont

verb
wontwont or wont·edwont·ing

Definition of WONT

transitive verb
intransitive verb
:  to have the habit of doing something

First Known Use of WONT

15th century

3wont

noun

: a usual habit or way of behaving

Full Definition of WONT

:  habitual way of doing :  use

Examples of WONT

  1. <he got up early, as is his wont>

First Known Use of WONT

1530

Synonym Discussion of WONT

habit, practice, usage, custom, wont mean a way of acting fixed through repetition. habit implies a doing unconsciously and often compulsively <had a habit of tapping his fingers>. practice suggests an act or method followed with regularity and usually through choice <our practice is to honor all major credit cards>. usage suggests a customary action so generally followed that it has become a social norm <western-style dress is now common usage in international business>. custom applies to a practice or usage so steadily associated with an individual or group as to have almost the force of unwritten law <the custom of wearing black at funerals>. wont usually applies to an habitual manner, method, or practice of an individual or group <as was her wont, she slept until noon>.
WONT Defined for Kids

1wont

adjective \ˈwnt, ˈwōnt\

Definition of WONT for Kids

:  being in the habit of doing <I slept longer than I was wont.>

2wont

noun

Definition of WONT for Kids

:  habit 3 <I slept longer than was my wont.>

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