wont


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wont

 (wônt, wōnt, wŭnt)
adj.
1. Accustomed or used: "The poor man is wont to complain that this is a cold world" (Henry David Thoreau).
2. Likely: chaotic as holidays are wont to be.
n.
Customary practice; usage. See Synonyms at habit.
v. wont or wont·ed, wont·ing, wonts Archaic
v.tr.
To make accustomed to.
v.intr.
To be in the habit of doing something.

[Middle English, past participle of wonen, to be used to, dwell; see won1.]
Usage Note: The most traditionally correct pronunciations of wont are (wōnt), the common pronunciation in Britain, sounding like the contraction won't, and (wŭnt), the historic American pronunciation, rhyming with hunt. However, the most common form of wont in contemporary American speech is probably (wônt), which to most people's ears sounds similar to (or even identical with) the word want. This (wônt) pronunciation may in fact be motivated by a confusion of the meanings of wont and want, both of which have to do with personal inclination. In any case, all three of these pronunciations are acceptable, though the historic (wŭnt) pronunciation may strike some listeners as odd or affected.

wont

(wəʊnt)
adj
(postpositive) accustomed (to doing something): he was wont to come early.
n
a manner or action habitually employed by or associated with someone (often in the phrases as is my wont, as is his wont, etc)
vb
(when tr, usually passive) to become or cause to become accustomed
[Old English gewunod, past participle of wunian to be accustomed to; related to Old High German wunēn (German wohnen), Old Norse una to be satisfied; see wean1, wish, winsome]

wont

(wɔnt, woʊnt, wʌnt)

adj., n., v. wont, wont wont•ed, wont•ing. adj.
1. accustomed; used (usu. fol. by an infinitive): She is wont to rise at dawn.
n.
2. custom; habit; practice: It was his wont to meditate daily.
v.t.
3. to accustom (a person), as to a thing.
4. to render (a thing) customary or usual (usu. used passively).
v.i.
5. to be wont.
[1300–50; (adj.) Middle English; Old English gewunod, past participle of gewunian to be used to (see won2); (n.) appar. b. wont (past participle) and obsolete wone custom (Old English gewuna)]

won't

(woʊnt)
contraction of will not.

wont


Past participle: wonted
Gerund: wonting

Imperative
wont
wont
Present
I wont
you wont
he/she/it wonts
we wont
you wont
they wont
Preterite
I wonted
you wonted
he/she/it wonted
we wonted
you wonted
they wonted
Present Continuous
I am wonting
you are wonting
he/she/it is wonting
we are wonting
you are wonting
they are wonting
Present Perfect
I have wonted
you have wonted
he/she/it has wonted
we have wonted
you have wonted
they have wonted
Past Continuous
I was wonting
you were wonting
he/she/it was wonting
we were wonting
you were wonting
they were wonting
Past Perfect
I had wonted
you had wonted
he/she/it had wonted
we had wonted
you had wonted
they had wonted
Future
I will wont
you will wont
he/she/it will wont
we will wont
you will wont
they will wont
Future Perfect
I will have wonted
you will have wonted
he/she/it will have wonted
we will have wonted
you will have wonted
they will have wonted
Future Continuous
I will be wonting
you will be wonting
he/she/it will be wonting
we will be wonting
you will be wonting
they will be wonting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been wonting
you have been wonting
he/she/it has been wonting
we have been wonting
you have been wonting
they have been wonting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been wonting
you will have been wonting
he/she/it will have been wonting
we will have been wonting
you will have been wonting
they will have been wonting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been wonting
you had been wonting
he/she/it had been wonting
we had been wonting
you had been wonting
they had been wonting
Conditional
I would wont
you would wont
he/she/it would wont
we would wont
you would wont
they would wont
Past Conditional
I would have wonted
you would have wonted
he/she/it would have wonted
we would have wonted
you would have wonted
they would have wonted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wont - an established customwont - an established custom; "it was their habit to dine at 7 every evening"
custom, tradition - a specific practice of long standing

wont

adjective
1. accustomed, used, given, in the habit of Both have made mistakes, as human beings are wont to do.
noun
1. habit, use, way, rule, practice, custom Keith woke early, as was his wont.

wont

adjective
In the habit:
noun
A habitual way of behaving:
verb
To make familiar through constant practice or use:
Translations
vane
tapatapana
obicei

wont

[wəʊnt] (frm)
A. ADJ to be wont to do sthsoler hacer algo, acostumbrar a hacer algo
as he was wont (to)como solía (hacer) or acostumbraba a hacer
B. Ncostumbre f
as was my wontcomo era mi costumbre, como solía hacer or acostumbraba a hacer
it is his wont to read after dinnertiene por costumbre leer después de cenar, suele leer or acostumbra a leer después de cenar

wont

[ˈwəʊnt] n
as is one's wont → comme de coutume
Paul woke early, as is his wont → Paul s'éveilla tôt, comme de coutume.

wont

adjgewohnt; to be wont to do somethinggewöhnlich etw tun, etw zu tun pflegen
n(An)gewohnheit f; as is/was his wontwie er zu tun pflegt/pflegte

wont

[wəʊnt] n as is his/her wontcom'è solito/a fare
References in classic literature ?
repeated David, looking about him with that dignity with which he had long been wont to silence the whispering echoes of his school; "'tis a brave tune, and set to solemn words
She now issued forth, as would appear, to defend the entrance, looking, we must needs say, amazingly like the dragon which, in fairy tales, is wont to be the guardian over an enchanted beauty.
It pained, and at the same time amused me, to behold the terrors that attended my advent, to see a furrowed cheek, weather-beaten by half a century of storm, turn ashy pale at the glance of so harmless an individual as myself; to detect, as one or another addressed me, the tremor of a voice which, in long-past days, had been wont to bellow through a speaking-trumpet, hoarsely enough to frighten Boreas himself to silence.
This being told to Queequeg, he at once complied, and again politely motioned me to get into bed --rolling over to one side as much as to say --I wont touch a leg of ye.
Moreover, as if perceiving at last that if he should give undiluted conscientious advice to Pip, he would be leaving him too wide a margin to jump in for the future; Stubb suddenly dropped all advice, and concluded with a peremptory command, Stick to the boat, Pip, or by the Lord, I wont pick you up if you jump; mind that.
There was always the boss prowling about, and if there was a second's delay he would fall to cursing; Lithuanians and Slovaks and such, who could not understand what was said to them, the bosses were wont to kick about the place like so many dogs.
There she lay, robed in one of the simple white dresses she had been wont to wear when living; the rose-colored light through the curtains cast over the icy coldness of death a warm glow.
To such the State renders comparatively small service, and a slight tax is wont to appear exorbitant, particularly if they are obliged to earn it by special labor with their hands.
No you wont, you'll start NOW; and don't you lose any time about it, neither, nor do any gabbling by the way.
Aunt Polly was tender far beyond her wont, in her good-night to Sid and Mary.
She was wont to say plaintively, "I'm afraid the faculties was too much divided up between my twins.
She found that she had been misled by the careful, the considerate attention of her daughter, to think the attachment, which once she had so well understood, much slighter in reality, than she had been wont to believe, or than it was now proved to be.