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adjective \ˈwȯnt, ˈwōnt also ˈwənt, ˈwänt\

Definition of wont

  1. 1 :  accustomed, used got up early as he is wont to do

  2. 2 :  inclined, apt revealing as letters are wont to be — Gladys M. Wrigley

Examples of wont in a sentence

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

Origin and Etymology 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


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wont

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Definition of wont

wont

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wont

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wonted

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wonting

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  accustom, habituate

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to have the habit of doing something

15th Century

First Known Use of wont

15th century


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wont

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Definition of wont

  1. :  habitual way of doing :  use

Examples of wont in a sentence

  1. he got up early, as is his wont

1530

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 a habitual manner, method, or practice of an individual or group as was her wont, she slept until noon.


WONT Defined for English Language Learners

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adjective \ˈwȯnt, ˈwōnt also ˈwənt, ˈwänt\

Definition of wont for English Language Learners

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


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Definition of wont for English Language Learners

  • : a usual habit or way of behaving


WONT Defined for Kids

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wont

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adjective \ˈwȯnt, ˈwōnt\

Definition of wont for Students

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


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Definition of wont for Students

  1. :  habit 3 I slept longer than was my wont.



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