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Meaning of WONT

Pronunciation:  wownt

WordNet Dictionary
  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
  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.
  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.