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Pronunciation : Wont
Part of Speech : a.
Etymology : [For woned, p. p. of won, wone, to dwell, AS. wunian; akin to D. wonen, OS. wun, OHG, won, 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 unwunands sad); and a
Definition : Defn: Using or doing customarily; accustomed; habituated; used. "As he was wont to go." Chaucer. If the ox were wont to push with his horn. Ex. xxi. 29.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Wont
Part of Speech : n.
Definition : Defn: Custom; habit; use; usage. They are . . . to be called out to their military motions, under sky or covert, according to the season, as was the Roman wont. Milton. From childly wont and ancient use. Cowper.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Wont, v. i. [imp. Wont, p. p. Wont
Part of Speech : or
Definition : Defn: To be accustomed or habituated; to be used. A yearly solemn feast she wont to make. Spenser.

Wonted; p. pr. & vb. n. Wonting.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Wont
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : Defn: To accustom; -- used reflexively.

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Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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