Wont meaning

wônt, wōnt, wŭnt
The definition of wont is a practice or something that is usually done.

An example of a wont is the baptizing of a baby in a Catholic family.

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Wont is defined as to be used to doing something or to get used to doing something.

An example of to wont is to be used to waking up each morning at 6 a.m.

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Wont means accustomed or used to.

An example of wont used as an adjective is in the phrase, "wont to desire ice cream," which means likely to want some ice cream.

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Accustomed or used.
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Likely.

Chaotic as holidays are wont to be.

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Customary practice; usage.
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To make accustomed to.
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To be in the habit of doing something.
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Accustomed.

He was wont to rise early.

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Usual practice; habit.
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To accustom.
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To be accustomed.
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One's habitual way of doing things, practice, custom.

He awoke at the crack of dawn, as was his wont.

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(archaic) Accustomed or used (to or with a thing).
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(designating habitual behaviour) Accustomed, apt (to doing something).

He is wont to complain loudly about his job.

Like a 60-yard Percy Harvin touchdown run or a Joe Haden interception return, Urban Meyer's jaw-dropping resignation Saturday was, as he's wont to say, “a game-changer." "” Sunday December 27, 2009, Stewart Mandel, INSIDE COLLEGE FOOTBALL, Meyer's shocking resignation rocks college coaching landscape.

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(archaic) To make (someone) used to; to accustom.
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(intransitive, archaic) To be accustomed.
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Origin of wont

  • Middle English past participle of wonen to be used to, dwell won1

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Origin uncertain: apparently a conflation of wone and wont (participle adjective, below).

    From Wiktionary

  • Old English Ä¡ewunod, past participle of Ä¡ewunian.

    From Wiktionary