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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Won't  \Won't\ 
  A  colloquial  contraction  of  woll  not  Will  not  See  {Will}. 
 
  Note:  Often  pronounced  w[u^]nt  in  New  England. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Wont  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Wont  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Wont  \Wont\,  v.  t. 
  To  accustom;  --  used  reflexively. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  wont 
  n  1:  an  established  custom;  "it  was  their  habit  to  dine  at  7 
  every  evening"  [syn:  {habit}] 
  2:  a  pattern  of  behavior  acquired  through  frequent  repetition; 
  "she  had  a  habit  twirling  the  ends  of  her  hair";  "long  use 
  had  hardened  him  to  it"  [syn:  {habit},  {use}] 




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