Wont (?), a. [For woned, p. p. of won, wone, to dwell, AS. wunian; akin to D. wonen, OS. wunn, OHG, wonn, 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 akin to Skr. van to like, to wish. . Cf. Wean, Win.]

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.

 

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Wont, n.

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.

 

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Wont, v. i. [imp. Wont, p. p. Wont, or Wonted; p. pr. & vb. n. Wonting.]

To be accustomed or habituated; to be used.

A yearly solemn feast she wont to make. Spenser.

 

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Wont, v. t.

To accustom; -- used reflexively.

 

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