Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • intransitive v. Archaic To dwell or abide.
  • n. See Table at currency.
  • v. Past tense and past participle of win.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of win.
  • v. live, remain.
  • v. be accustomed to do something.
  • n. The currency of Korea, making 100 jun in North Korea and 100 jeon in South Korea.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • imp. & p. p. of win.
  • intransitive v. To dwell or abide.
  • n. Dwelling; wone.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To dwell; abide.
  • To be accustomed. See wont.
  • n. A dwelling; habitation.
  • n. A place of resort.
  • n. Custom; habit.
  • n. Manner; way.
  • n. Preterit and past participle of win.
  • An old spelling of wan.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the basic unit of money in North Korea
  • adj. not subject to defeat
  • n. the basic unit of money in South Korea

Etymologies

Middle English wonen, from Old English wunian; see wen-1 in Indo-European roots.
Korean.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old English wunian. Cognate with Dutch wonen, German wohnen. (Wiktionary)
Korean  (won) (). (Wiktionary)

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