use and wont


Definition of use and wont

: use sense 2a(1) life is an affair of use and wont and persists substantially unchanged— Walter Moberly

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

First Known Use of use and wont

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about use and wont

Time Traveler for use and wont

Time Traveler

The first known use of use and wont was in the 15th century

See more words from the same century

Statistics for use and wont

Cite this Entry

“Use and wont.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jul. 2020.

Comments on use and wont

What made you want to look up use and wont? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


See Definitions and Examples »

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words for Summer: A Quiz

  • a closeup of a sunflower
  • Which of the following words means “of or relating to summer”?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!