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Definition of WONT

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Wont \Wont\, v. t.
     To accustom; -- used reflexively.
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Won't \Won't\
     A colloquial contraction of woll not. Will not. See {Will}. [1913 Webster]

     Note: Often pronounced w[u^]nt in New England. [1913 Webster]

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Wont \Wont\, a. [For woned, p. p. of won, wone, to dwell, AS. wunian; akin to D. wonen, OS. wun?n, OHG, won?n, G. wohnen, and AS. wund, gewuna, custom, habit; orig. probably, to take pleasure; cf. Icel. una to dwell, to enjoy, Goth. wunan to rejoice (in unwunands sad); and akin to Skr. van to like, to wish. ????. Cf. {Wean}, {Win}.] Using or doing customarily; accustomed; habituated; used. "As he was wont to go." --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

           If the ox were wont to push with his horn. --Ex. xxi.
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Wont \Wont\, n.
     Custom; habit; use; usage.
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           They are . . . to be called out to their military motions, under sky or covert, according to the season, as was the Roman wont.                   --Milton. [1913 Webster]

           From childly wont and ancient use.       --Cowper. [1913 Webster]

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Wont \Wont\, v. i. [imp. {Wont}, p. p. {Wont}, or {Wonted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Wonting}.] To be accustomed or habituated; to be used. [1913 Webster]

           A yearly solemn feast she wont to make.  --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

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94 Moby Thesaurus words for "wont":
     acclimate, acclimated, acclimatize, acclimatized, accommodate, accommodated, accustom, accustomed, adapt, adapted, adjust, adjusted, automatism, bad habit, be used to, be wont, bon ton, break, break in, case harden, case-hardened, characteristic, condition, conditioned, confirm, conformity, consuetude, convention, creature of habit, custom, domesticate, domesticize, establish, established way, etiquette, experienced, familiarize, familiarized, fashion, fix, folkway, force of habit, gentle, get used to, habit, habit pattern, habituate, habitude, harden, hardened, housebreak, inure, inured, manner, manners, mores, naturalize, naturalized, observance, orient, orientate, orientated, oriented, pattern, peculiarity, practice, praxis, prescription, proper thing, ritual, run-in, season, seasoned, second nature, social convention, standard behavior, standard usage, standing custom, stereotype, stereotyped behavior, take to, tame, time-honored practice, tradition, train, trained, trick, usage, use, used to, way, what is done, wonted, wonting


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