won't


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won't

will not: I won’t be able to go with you.
Not to be confused with:
want – to desire greatly; need; lack: I really want a new car.
wont – accustomed to; apt or likely: He is wont to make mistakes when he hurries.

won't

 (wōnt)
Contraction of will not.

won't

(wəʊnt)
contraction of
will not

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.
Translations

will

(wil) noun
1. the mental power by which one controls one's thought, actions and decisions. Do you believe in freedom of the will?
2. (control over) one's desire(s) or wish(es); determination. It was done against her will; He has no will of his own – he always does what the others want; Children often have strong wills; He has lost the will to live.
3. (a legal paper having written on it) a formal statement about what is to be done with one's belongings, body etc after one's death. Have you made a will yet?
verbshort forms I'll (ail) , you'll (juːl) , he'll (hiːl) , she'll (ʃiːl) , it'll (ˈitl) , we'll (wiːl) , they'll (ðeil) : negative short form won't (wount)
1. used to form future tenses of other verbs. We'll go at six o'clock tonight; Will you be here again next week?; Things will never be the same again; I will have finished the work by tomorrow evening.
2. used in requests or commands. Will you come into my office for a moment, please?; Will you please stop talking!
3. used to show willingness. I'll do that for you if you like; I won't do it!
4. used to state that something happens regularly, is quite normal etc. Accidents will happen.
ˈwilful adjective
1. obstinate.
2. intentional. wilful damage to property.
ˈwilfully adverb
ˈwilfulness noun
-willed
weak-willed / strong-willed people.
ˈwilling adjective
ready to agree (to do something). a willing helper; She's willing to help in any way she can.
ˈwillingly adverb
ˈwillingness noun
ˈwillpower noun
the determination to do something. I don't have the willpower to stop smoking.
at will
as, or when, one chooses.
with a will
eagerly and energetically. They set about (doing) their tasks with a will.
References in classic literature ?
If this won't suit I shall have to wait till I can do better."
"There won't be so many unexpected things about it by and by -- though, after all, I fancy it's the unexpected things that give spice to life.
You won't get anything unless you start working very seriously."
"I 'll think about it; and if you behave, maybe I won't do it at all.
You have a kind master, that won't refuse to sell you.
Will you, won't you, will you, won't you, will you join the dance?
Oh, won't you, won't you, won't you, won't you, come to the Bower?"'
'Never mind that,' returned Jeremiah calmly, 'we won't enter into that question at present.
Sarah's washing in the kitchen, and she won't begin hanging out for an hour."
"They called her a little `blue' ragamuffin, father," said Harry, who ran in looking very angry; "but I have given it to them; they won't insult my sister again.
"In this case the truth won't make poor Leslie free," sighed Anne.
But we don't really know anything about it and won't until the pass list is out.