What does wont mean?

wont meaning in General Dictionary

an established custom

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  • A colloquial contraction of woll maybe not Will not See will likely
  • utilizing or performing customarily accustomed habituated utilized
  • Personalized practice use consumption
  • to-be accustomed or habituated to be utilized
  • To accustom made use of reflexively
  • making use of or doing customarily; accustomed; habituated; utilized.
  • Custom; habit; use; usage.
  • of Wont
  • to-be accustomed or habituated; to be utilized.
  • To accustom; -- utilized reflexively.

wont meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"accustomed," center English contraction of Old English wunod, past participle of wunian "to live, inhabit, occur; be accustomed, be employed to," from Proto-Germanic *wunen "to-be content, to celebrate" (cognates: Old Saxon wunon, Old Frisian wonia "to live, stay, be employed to," Old High German wonen, German wohnen "to live;" linked to Old English winnan, gewinnan "to win" (see win (v.)) and to wean; from PIE *wen- (1) "shoot for, need." The initial meaning of the Germanic verbs had been "be content, rejoice."

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  • "habitual use, customized," c.1400, from wont, adjective and verb.

wont meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) Making use of or performing customarily; accustomed; habituated; made use of.

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  • (n.) Custom; practice; use; usage.
  • (imp.) of Wont
  • (p. p.) of Wont
  • (v. i.) becoming accustomed or habituated; to be used.
  • (v. t.) To accustom; -- utilized reflexively.

Sentence Examples with the word wont

I was wont to pity the clumsy Irish laborers who cut ice on the pond, in such mean and ragged clothes, while I shivered in my more tidy and somewhat more fashionable garments, till, one bitter cold day, one who had slipped into the water came to my house to warm him, and I saw him strip off three pairs of pants and two pairs of stockings ere he got down to the skin, though they were dirty and ragged enough, it is true, and that he could afford to refuse the extra garments which I offered him, he had so many intra ones.

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