What does custom mean?

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ˈkʌs təmcus·tom

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. custom, usage, usancenoun

    accepted or habitual practice

  2. custom, traditionnoun

    a specific practice of long standing

  3. customs, customs duty, custom, impostnoun

    money collected under a tariff

  4. customadjective

    habitual patronage

    "I have given this tailor my custom for many years"

  5. custom-made, customadjective

    made according to the specifications of an individual

Wiktionary

  1. customnoun

    Frequent repetition of the same behavior; way of behavior common to many; ordinary manner; habitual practice; usage; method of doing, living or behaving.

  2. customnoun

    Habitual buying of goods; practice of frequenting, as a shop, manufactory, etc., for making purchases or giving orders; business support.

  3. customnoun

    Long-established practice, considered as unwritten law, and resting for authority on long consent; usage. See Usage, and Prescription.

  4. customnoun

    Familiar acquaintance; familiarity.

  5. customnoun

    The customary toll, tax, or tribute.

  6. customnoun

    created under particular specifications, specialized, unique, custom-made

  7. customverb

    To make familiar; to accustom.

  8. customverb

    To supply with customers.

  9. customverb

    To pay the customs of.

  10. customverb

    To have a custom.

  11. customadjective

    made in a different way from usual, specially to fit one's needs

    My feet are as big as powerboats, so I need custom shoes.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Customnoun

    frequent repetition of the same act; way of acting common to many; ordinary manner; habitual practice; usage; method of doing or living

    Etymology: [OF. coustume, F. coutume, tax, i. e., the usual tax. See 1st Custom.]

  2. Customnoun

    habitual buying of goods; practice of frequenting, as a shop, manufactory, etc., for making purchases or giving orders; business support

    Etymology: [OF. coustume, F. coutume, tax, i. e., the usual tax. See 1st Custom.]

  3. Customnoun

    long-established practice, considered as unwritten law, and resting for authority on long consent; usage. See Usage, and Prescription

    Etymology: [OF. coustume, F. coutume, tax, i. e., the usual tax. See 1st Custom.]

  4. Customnoun

    familiar aquaintance; familiarity

    Etymology: [OF. coustume, F. coutume, tax, i. e., the usual tax. See 1st Custom.]

  5. Customverb

    to make familiar; to accustom

    Etymology: [OF. coustume, F. coutume, tax, i. e., the usual tax. See 1st Custom.]

  6. Customverb

    to supply with customers

    Etymology: [OF. coustume, F. coutume, tax, i. e., the usual tax. See 1st Custom.]

  7. Customverb

    to have a custom

    Etymology: [OF. coustume, F. coutume, tax, i. e., the usual tax. See 1st Custom.]

  8. Customnoun

    the customary toll, tax, or tribute

    Etymology: [OF. coustume, F. coutume, tax, i. e., the usual tax. See 1st Custom.]

  9. Customnoun

    duties or tolls imposed by law on commodities, imported or exported

    Etymology: [OF. coustume, F. coutume, tax, i. e., the usual tax. See 1st Custom.]

  10. Customverb

    to pay the customs of

    Etymology: [OF. coustume, F. coutume, tax, i. e., the usual tax. See 1st Custom.]

Freebase

  1. Custom

    Custom in law is the established pattern of behavior that can be objectively verified within a particular social setting. A claim can be carried out in defense of "what has always been done and accepted by law." Related is the idea of prescription; a right enjoyed through long custom rather than positive law. Customary law exists where: ⁕a certain legal practice is observed and ⁕the relevant actors consider it to be law. Most customary laws deal with standards of community that have been long-established in a given locale. However the term can also apply to areas of international law where certain standards have been nearly universal in their acceptance as correct bases of action - in example, laws against piracy or slavery. In many, though not all instances, customary laws will have supportive court rulings and case law that has evolved over time to give additional weight to their rule as law and also to demonstrate the trajectory of evolution in the interpretation of such law by relevant courts.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Custom

    kus′tum, n. what one is wont to do: usage: frequent repetition of the same act: regular trade or business: a tax on goods: (pl.) duties imposed on imports and exports.—adj. Cus′tomable, customary: common.—adv. Cus′tomarily.—n. Cus′tomariness.—adjs. Cus′tomary, according to use and wont: holding or held by custom; Cus′tomed, accustomed: usual.—ns. Cus′tomer, one accustomed to frequent a certain place of business: a buyer: (slang) a person; Cus′tom-house, the place where customs or duties on exports and imports are collected.—adj. Cus′tom-shrunk (Shak.), having fewer customers than formerly. [O. Fr. custume, costume—L. consuetud-inem, consuescĕre, to accustom.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. custom

    The toll paid by merchants to the crown for goods exported or imported; otherwise called duty.--Custom of the country, a small present to certain authorities in the less frequented ports, being equally gift and bribe.

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    Rank popularity for the word 'custom' in Nouns Frequency: #1181

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of custom in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of custom in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of custom in a Sentence

  1. Pat Figley:

    She’s doing horribly, she’s dropping bowls. She’s just not used to it. The one that was stolen was custom built for her.

  2. Dez Dickerson:

    When we talked in 2004, he shared with me that he had stopped wearing the high heeled boots he used to wear when I was in the band, he had these wedge platform sneakers that were custom made for him. He mentioned that he had been experiencing some pain and discomfort and the shoes really helped.

  3. Steve Norman:

    ... I think it's time to focus exclusively on this rough ride issue to evoke change here, to change the longstanding custom of handing out street justice.

  4. Danielle Applestone:

    It’s a CNC machine for making custom Monster High dolls, the software used to do the designs and control the MonsterMaker is very much like a videogame. You can’t beat the tagline either: ‘You’ve created a monster!’.

  5. Mutsuhiro Takeuchi:

    But there was absolutely no cannibalism, that is not our custom.

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