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cus·tom

 (kŭs′təm)
n.
1.
a. A traditional practice or usual way of doing something followed by a social group or people.
b. The tradition or body of such practices: The respect that is by custom accorded to the king.
2.
a. A habitual practice of a person: my custom of reading a little before sleep. See Synonyms at habit.
b. Habitual manner or practice: I am not by custom a coffee drinker.
3. Law A common tradition or usage so long established that it has the force or validity of law.
4. Habitual patronage, as of a store: tried to obtain the custom of the wealthiest shoppers.
5. customs
a. Duties or taxes imposed on imported and, less commonly, exported goods.
b. (used with a sing. verb) The governmental agency authorized to collect these duties.
c. (used with a sing. verb) The procedure for inspecting goods and baggage entering a country: go through customs.
6. Tribute, service, or rent paid by a feudal tenant to a lord.
adj.
1. Made to order: custom suits.
2. Specializing in the making or selling of made-to-order goods: a custom tailor.

[Middle English custume, from Old French costume, from Latin cōnsuētūdō, cōnsuētūdin-, from cōnsuētus, past participle of cōnsuēscere, to accustom : com-, intensive pref.; see com- + suēscere, to become accustomed; see s(w)e- in Indo-European roots.]

customs

(ˈkʌstəmz)
n (functioning as singular or plural)
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) duty on imports or exports
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the government department responsible for the collection of these duties
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the part of a port, airport, frontier station, etc, where baggage and freight are examined for dutiable goods and contraband
4. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the procedure for examining baggage and freight, paying duty, etc
5. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (as modifier): customs officer.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.customs - money collected under a tariff
tariff, duty - a government tax on imports or exports; "they signed a treaty to lower duties on trade between their countries"
ship money - an impost levied in England to provide money for ships for national defense

customs

plural noun import charges, tax, duty, toll, tariff Some merchants imported goods without paying the full customs.
Translations
رُسوم الجُمرَكرُسُوم جُمْرُكِيَّةمَكتَب الجُمرُك
celnícelní úřadcelniceclo
skikketoldvæsen
aduana(derechos de) aduana
tulli
carina
tollheimtatollyfirvöld; innflutningstollur
関税
관세
colnicacolný
tull
ศุลกากร
hải quan

customs

[ˈkʌstəmz]
A. NPLaduana fsing (also customs duty) → derechos mpl de aduana
to go through (the) customspasar por la aduana
Customs and Excise (Brit) → Aduanas fpl y Arbitrios
B. CPD customs clearance Ndespacho m aduanero
customs declaration Ndeclaración f aduanera
customs house Naduana f
customs inspection Ninspección f de aduanas
customs inspector Ninspector(a) m/f de aduanas, aduanero/a m/f
customs invoice Nfactura f de aduana
customs officer Noficial mf de aduanas, vista mf (de aduanas), aduanero/a m/f
customs post Npuesto m aduanero
Customs Service N (US) → aduana f, servicio m aduanero

customs

[ˈkʌstəmz] npl (at airport, port, border)douane f
to go through customs → passer la douane
to be stopped at customs → être arrêté(e) à la douaneCustoms and Excise [ˌkʌstəmzəndˈɛksaɪz] n (British) (= department) → Administration f des douanescustoms clearance ndédouanement mcustoms declaration ndéclaration f en douane, déclaration f de douanecustoms duty ndroits mpl de douanecustoms officer customs official ndouanier/ière m/fCustoms Service n (US) (= department) → Administration f des douane

customs

:
customs clearance
nZollabfertigung f; to get customs for somethingetw zollamtlich abfertigen lassen
customs declaration
customs duty
nZoll (→ abgabe f) m
customs house
nZollamt nt
customs inspection
customs officer
nZollbeamte(r) m, → Zollbeamtin f
customs union
nZollunion f

customs

[ˈkʌstəmz] npl (also Customs) → dogana
to go through (the) customs → passare la dogana

custom

(ˈkastəm) noun
1. what a person etc is in the habit of doing or does regularly. It's my custom to go for a walk on Saturday mornings; religious customs.
2. the regular buying of goods at the same shop etc; trade or business. The new supermarkets take away custom from the small shops.
ˈcustomary adjective
habitual; usually done etc. It is customary to eat turkey for Christmas dinner.
ˈcustomarily adverb
ˈcustomer noun
1. a person who buys from a shop etc. our regular customers.
2. used jokingly for a person. a strange customer.
ˈcustoms noun plural
1. (the government department that collects) taxes paid on goods coming into a country. Did you have to pay customs on those watches?; He works for the customs; (also adjective) customs duty.
2. the place at a port etc where these taxes are collected. I was searched when I came through customs at the airport.

customs

رُسُوم جُمْرُكِيَّة celní úřad skikke Zollabfertigung τελωνείο aduana tulli douane carina dogana 関税 관세 douane toll cło alfândega таможня tull ศุลกากร gümrük hải quan 海关
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Not being a belle or even a fashionable lady, Meg did not experience this affliction till her babies were a year old, for in her little world primitive customs prevailed, and she found herself more admired and beloved than ever.
It is one of their customs to write in books what they have done and seen, instead of telling them in their villages, where the lie can be given to the face of a cowardly boaster, and the brave soldier can call on his comrades to witness for the truth of his words.
So sudden and violent had been the change of fortune, that the dwellers in the older cabins had not had time to change with it, but still kept their old habits, customs, and even their old clothes.
It has often been a matter of regret with me; for, going back, perhaps, to the days of the Protectorate, those papers must have contained many references to forgotten or remembered men, and to antique customs, which would have affected me with the same pleasure as when I used to pick up Indian arrow-heads in the field near the Old Manse.
I mention this peaceful spot with all possible laud for it is in such little retired Dutch valleys, found here and there embosomed in the great State of New York, that population, manners, and customs remain fixed, while the great torrent of migration and improvement, which is making such incessant changes in other parts of this restless country, sweeps by them unobserved.
cries the Captain at his busy desk, hurriedly making out his papers for the Customs --"who's there?
The mercilessness of nature about them, of heat and cold, rain and snow; the mercilessness of the city, of the country in which they lived, of its laws and customs that they did not understand
THE ungentle laws and customs touched upon in this tale are historical, and the episodes which are used to illustrate them are also historical.
All the customs, all the laws, all the details, pertaining to the student duel are quaint and naive.
We traveled everywhere--years and years-- picking up smatterings of strange tongues, familiarizing ourselves with strange sights and strange customs, accumulating an education of a wide and varied and curious sort.
He was a pleasant, earnest speaker, and he interwove his discourse with stories of life in a foreign land,--of the manners, the customs, the speech, the point of view; even giving glimpses of the daily round, the common task, of his own household, the work of his devoted helpmate and their little group of children, all born under Syrian skies.
The nature of the man, unpliably antagonistic to the world and the world's customs, might justify some such interpretation of his conduct as this.

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