What does custom mean?

Definitions for custom
ˈkʌs təmcus·tom

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word custom.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. custom, usage, usance(noun)

    accepted or habitual practice

  2. custom, tradition(noun)

    a specific practice of long standing

  3. customs, customs duty, custom, impost(noun)

    money collected under a tariff

  4. custom(adj)

    habitual patronage

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

  5. custom-made, custom(adj)

    made according to the specifications of an individual

Wiktionary

  1. custom(Noun)

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

  2. custom(Noun)

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

  3. custom(Noun)

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

  4. custom(Noun)

    Familiar acquaintance; familiarity.

  5. custom(Noun)

    The customary toll, tax, or tribute.

  6. custom(Noun)

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

  7. custom(Verb)

    To make familiar; to accustom.

  8. custom(Verb)

    To supply with customers.

  9. custom(Verb)

    To pay the customs of.

  10. custom(Verb)

    To have a custom.

  11. custom(Adjective)

    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. Custom(noun)

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

  2. Custom(noun)

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

  3. Custom(noun)

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

  4. Custom(noun)

    familiar aquaintance; familiarity

  5. Custom(verb)

    to make familiar; to accustom

  6. Custom(verb)

    to supply with customers

  7. Custom(verb)

    to have a custom

  8. Custom(noun)

    the customary toll, tax, or tribute

  9. Custom(noun)

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

  10. Custom(verb)

    to pay the customs of

  11. Origin: [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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  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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How to say custom in sign language?

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Numerology

  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. Publilius Syrus:

    The empire of custom is most mighty.

  2. David Hume:

    Custom is the great guide of human life.

  3. Neil Levesque:

    I do think the state is custom-made for him.

  4. Kimihiko Moriya:

    Circumcision is not a universally accepted custom.

  5. Yu Haiyang:

    In the past three years, my custom has doubled every year.

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