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
Part not from one whose wont is not to part from you;
And that they shall not pleade in any other place, except where they ought, and where they were wont, that is to say, at Shepeway.
Throughout the text, when "wont" is used as a contraction for "will not" or "would not" the author did not insert an apostrophe.
Some contractions look like words to the iPhone dictionary, so while it'll automatically add an apostrophe if you type "wont," it won't for "were," "well," or "hell."
As is his wont, Andrew Seal succeeds in this post, as in many others, to cloud and complicate clarity.
One day, as football players are wont to do, Kedric Golston and Mike Sellers began discussing their new rides inside the Redskins 'locker room.
Three answered to say they couldn't make it as they were performing their craft on various stages of LA; the rest were no doubt busy with transformations of their own that I have lost track of, as we are wont to do when we are embroiled within our own lives.
Everyone knew Henry J., who was wont on particularly thrilling days to give men and women alike bear hugs and even joyous kisses, as if life itself were cause for constant celebration.
Looking on the bright side of things, as was his irresistible wont, he thought that at least there were no trees to fall down on things in a strong wind.
Because we're in the house of a deity, I wont make any jokes about her being penetrated in the back of my dad's hearse.