Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary


Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of WONT

Pronunciation:  wownt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a pattern of behavior acquired through frequent repetition; "she had a habit twirling the ends of her hair"; "long use had hardened him to it"
  2. [n]  an established custom; "it was their habit to dine at 7 every evening"
 

WONT is a 4 letter word that starts with W.

 

 Synonyms: habit, habit, use
 
 See Also: cleanliness, custom, custom, ritual, second nature, tradition, uncleanliness, usage, usance

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Wont\, a. [For woned, p. p. of won, wone, to dwell, AS.
    wunian; akin to D. wonen, OS. wun?n, OHG, won?n, G. wohnen,
    and AS. wund, gewuna, custom, habit; orig. probably, to take
    pleasure; cf. Icel. una to dwell, to enjoy, Goth. wunan to
    rejoice (in unwunands sad); and akin to Skr. van to like, to
    wish. ????. Cf. {Wean}, {Win}.]
    Using or doing customarily; accustomed; habituated; used.
    ``As he was wont to go.'' --Chaucer.
    
          If the ox were wont to push with his horn. --Ex. xxi.
                                                   29.
    
    
  2. \Wont\, n.
    Custom; habit; use; usage.
    
          They are . . . to be called out to their military
          motions, under sky or covert, according to the season,
          as was the Roman wont.                   --Milton.
    
          From childly wont and ancient use.       --Cowper.
    
    
  3. \Wont\, v. i. [imp. {Wont}, p. p. {Wont}, or {Wonted}; p.
    pr. & vb. n. {Wonting}.]
    To be accustomed or habituated; to be used.
    
          A yearly solemn feast she wont to make.  --Spenser.
    
    
  4. \Wont\, v. t.
    To accustom; -- used reflexively.
    
    
 

 

COPYRIGHT © 2000-2013 HYPERDICTIONARY.COM HOME | ABOUT HYPERDICTIONARY