wont


wont
want

American English homophones. 2014.

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  • wont — [wônt, wōnt, wänt, wunt] adj. [ME wunt, woned, pp. of wunien, to be accustomed, dwell < OE wunian, akin to Ger wohnen, to dwell: for IE base see WIN] accustomed: used predicatively [he was wont to rise early] n. [prob. altered (based on the… …   English World dictionary

  • Wont — Wont, v. i. [imp. {Wont}, p. p. {Wont}, or {Wonted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Wonting}.] To be accustomed or habituated; to be used. [1913 Webster] A yearly solemn feast she wont to make. Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wont — Wont, v. i. [imp. {Wont}, p. p. {Wont}, or {Wonted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Wonting}.] To be accustomed or habituated; to be used. [1913 Webster] A yearly solemn feast she wont to make. Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wont — Wont, v. i. [imp. {Wont}, p. p. {Wont}, or {Wonted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Wonting}.] To be accustomed or habituated; to be used. [1913 Webster] A yearly solemn feast she wont to make. Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wont — Wont, a. [For woned, p. p. of won, wone, to dwell, AS. wunian; akin to D. wonen, OS. wun?n, OHG, won?n, G. wohnen, and AS. wund, gewuna, custom, habit; orig. probably, to take pleasure; cf. Icel. una to dwell, to enjoy, Goth. wunan to rejoice (in …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wont — Wont, n. Custom; habit; use; usage. [1913 Webster] They are . . . to be called out to their military motions, under sky or covert, according to the season, as was the Roman wont. Milton. [1913 Webster] From childly wont and ancient use. Cowper.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wont — ► ADJECTIVE archaic or literary ▪ accustomed. ► NOUN (one s wont) formal or humorous ▪ one s customary behaviour. ► VERB (3rd sing. present wonts or wont; past and past part. wont or wonted) …   English terms dictionary

  • wont — the surviving past participle of an obsolete verb won meaning ‘to accustom oneself to’, is pronounced wohnt and should be distinguished from won t, the contracted form of will not. It is used in two principal ways: followed by a to infinitive as… …   Modern English usage

  • wont´ed|ly — wont|ed «WOHN tihd, WUHN », adjective. 1. accustomed; customary; usual: »The cat was in its wonted place by the stove. SYNONYM(S): habitual. 2. U.S. made familiar with one s environment –wont´ed|ly, adverb. – …   Useful english dictionary

  • wont|ed — «WOHN tihd, WUHN », adjective. 1. accustomed; customary; usual: »The cat was in its wonted place by the stove. SYNONYM(S): habitual. 2. U.S. made familiar with one s environment –wont´ed|ly, adverb. – …   Useful english dictionary

  • Wont — Wont, v. t. To accustom; used reflexively. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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