Definition of wont in English:

wont

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Pronunciation: /wəʊnt
 
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noun

(one's wont) formal or humorous
One’s customary behaviour: Constance, as was her wont, had paid her little attention
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  • 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.
Synonyms

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 morning
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  • 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.
Synonyms
accustomed, used, given, inclined; in the habit of

verb (3rd singular present wonts or wont; past and past participle wont or wonted)

archaic Back to top  
Make or be or become accustomed: [with object]: wont thy heart to thoughts hereof [no object, with infinitive]: sons wont to nurse their Parents in old age

Origin

Old English gewunod, past participle of wunian, 'dwell, be accustomed', of Germanic origin.

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