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.
(adj.)accustomed; used (usu. fol. by an infinitive):
She is wont to rise at dawn.
(n.)custom; habit; practice:
It was his wont to meditate daily.
(v.t.)to accustom (a person), as to a thing.
to render (a thing) customary or usual (usu. used passively).
(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)
Category: Usage Note
an established custom
"it was their habit to dine at 7 every evening"
Sam won't be doing any work this afternoon.
Origin: Origin uncertain: apparently a conflation of wone and wont (participle adjective, below).
using or doing customarily; accustomed; habituated; used
custom; habit; use; usage
to be accustomed or habituated; to be used
to accustom; -- used reflexively
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