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

  • adj. Accustomed or used: "The poor man is wont to complain that this is a cold world” ( Henry David Thoreau).
  • adj. Likely: chaotic as holidays are wont to be.
  • n. Customary practice; usage. See Synonyms at habit.
  • transitive v. To make accustomed to.
  • intransitive v. To be in the habit of doing something.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Accustomed or used (to or with a thing).
  • adj. Accustomed, apt (to doing something).
  • v. To make (someone) used to; to accustom.
  • v. To be accustomed.
  • n. One’s habitual way of doing things, practice, custom.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Using or doing customarily; accustomed; habituated; used.
  • n. Custom; habit; use; usage.
  • intransitive v. To be accustomed or habituated; to be used.
  • transitive v. To accustom; -- used reflexively.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Accustomed; in the habit; habituated; using or doing customarily.
  • Obsolete preterit of won.
  • To be accustomed or habituated; use; be used.
  • To dwell; make one's home.
  • To accustom; habituate.
  • An obsolete form of want.
  • n. Custom; habit; practice; way.
  • n. A variant of want.

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

  • n. an established custom


Middle English, past participle of wonen, to be used to, dwell; see won1.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Origin uncertain: apparently a conflation of wone and wont (participle adjective, below). (Wiktionary)
Old English ġewunod, past participle of ġewunian. (Wiktionary)



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