Wont \Wont\, v. i. [imp. Wont, p. p. Wont, or Wonted; p. pr. & vb. n. Wonting.] To be accustomed or habituated; to be used. [1913 Webster] A yearly solemn feast she wont to make. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]
Won't \Won't\ A colloquial contraction of woll not. Will not. See Will. [1913 Webster] Note: Often pronounced w[u^]nt in New England. [1913 Webster]
Wont \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. [1913 Webster] If the ox were wont to push with his horn. --Ex. xxi.
Wont \Wont\, v. t. To accustom; -- used reflexively. [1913 Webster]
1 an established custom; "it was their habit to dine at 7 every evening" [syn: habit]
2 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" [syn: habit, use]
Moby Thesaurusacclimate, acclimated, acclimatize, acclimatized, accommodate, accommodated, accustom, accustomed, adapt, adapted, adjust, adjusted, automatism, bad habit, be used to, be wont, bon ton, break, break in, case harden, case-hardened, characteristic, condition, conditioned, confirm, conformity, consuetude, convention, creature of habit, custom, domesticate, domesticize, establish, established way, etiquette, experienced, familiarize, familiarized, fashion, fix, folkway, force of habit, gentle, get used to, habit, habit pattern, habituate, habitude, harden, hardened, housebreak, inure, inured, manner, manners, mores, naturalize, naturalized, observance, orient, orientate, orientated, oriented, pattern, peculiarity, practice, praxis, prescription, proper thing, ritual, run-in, season, seasoned, second nature, social convention, standard behavior, standard usage, standing custom, stereotype, stereotyped behavior, take to, tame, time-honored practice, tradition, train, trained, trick, usage, use, used to, way, what is done, wonted, wonting
- or , /wɒnt/ or , /wQnt/ or
- Rhymes with: -əʊnt
Etymology 1Origin uncertain: apparently a conflation of wone and wont (participle adjective, below).
- One’s habitual way
of doing things.
- He awoke at the crack of dawn, as was his wont.
habitual way of doing things
- Danish: vane
- Dutch: gewoonte
- Finnish: tapa
- French: habitude
- German: Gewohnheit
- Italian: abitudine
- Romanian: obicei
- Russian: привычка
Etymology 2etyl ang gewunod, past participle of gewunian.