- accustomed; used (usually followed by an infinitive): He was wont to rise at dawn.
- custom; habit; practice: It was her wont to walk three miles before breakfast.
- to accustom (a person), as to a thing: That summer wonted me to a lifetime of early rising.
- to render (a thing) customary or usual (usually used passively).
- to be wont.
Origin of wont
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- (postpositive) accustomed (to doing something)he was wont to come early
- a manner or action habitually employed by or associated with someone (often in the phrases as is my wont, as is his wont, etc)
- (when tr, usually passive) to become or cause to become accustomed
Word Origin and History for wonting
"accustomed," Old English wunod, past participle of wunian "to dwell, be accustomed," from Proto-Germanic *wun- "to be content, to rejoice" (cf. Old Saxon wunon, Old Frisian wonia "to dwell, remain, be used to," Old High German wonen, German wohnen "to dwell;" related to Old English winnan, gewinnan "to win" (see win) and to wean. The noun meaning "habitual usage, custom" is attested from c.1300.