Definitions for wontwɔnt, woʊnt, wʌnt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

wontwɔnt, woʊnt, wʌnt(adj.; n.; v.)wont, wont; wont•ed, wont•ing.

  1. (adj.)accustomed; used (usu. fol. by an infinitive):

    She is wont to rise at dawn.

  2. (n.)custom; habit; practice:

    It was his wont to meditate daily.

  3. (v.t.)to accustom (a person), as to a thing.

  4. to render (a thing) customary or usual (usu. used passively).

  5. (v.i.)to be wont.

Origin of wont:

1300–50; (adj.) ME; OE gewunod, ptp. of gewunian to be used to (see won2); (n.) appar. b. wont (ptp.) and obs. wone custom (OE gewuna)


  1. contraction of

    will not.

    Category: Usage Note

Princeton's WordNet

  1. habit, wont(noun)

    an established custom

    "it was their habit to dine at 7 every evening"


  1. wont(Contraction)

    will not;

    Sam won't be doing any work this afternoon.

  2. Origin: Origin uncertain: apparently a conflation of wone and wont (participle adjective, below).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wont(adj)

    using or doing customarily; accustomed; habituated; used

  2. Wont(noun)

    custom; habit; use; usage

  3. Wont

    of Wont

  4. Wont

    of Wont

  5. Wont(verb)

    to be accustomed or habituated; to be used

  6. Wont(verb)

    to accustom; -- used reflexively

Anagrams of wont

  1. town

  2. nowt


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