noun(one's wont) • formal or • humorous
- One’s customary behaviour: Constance, as was her wont, had paid her little attentionMore example sentences
- The good General frames it perfectly, as is his wont; but don't get lazy, do click through to the original SFGate item.
- Without the right gradient to drain off onto the edges and without the drains, water, as is it's wont, finds its own shape, filling every crevice and crater.
- John spoke briefly, but sincerely, as is his wont.
adjective[with infinitive] • literary Back to top
- (Of a person) in the habit of doing something; accustomed: he was wont to arise at 5.30 every morningMore example sentences
accustomed, used, given, inclined; in the habit of
- And if practicality is your wont rather than sentimentality, you should still go.
- Tom Wood ruled the vast Citadel Theatre Shoctor Stage as he is wont.
- Anthony loved it but, as customers are wont to do, he insisted I name the drink.
verb (3rd singular present wonts or wont; past and past participle wont or wonted)• archaic Back to top
Old English gewunod, past participle of wunian, 'dwell, be accustomed', of Germanic origin.