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  1. simple past tense and past participle of win1.
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Can be confusedone wan won


[wuhn, woo n, wohn]
verb (used without object), wonned, won·ning. Archaic.
  1. to dwell; abide; stay.
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Origin of won2

before 900; Middle English wonen, Old English wunian; cognate with German wohnen; see wont
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  • Here advantage is that they lerneth hir grammer in lasse tyme, than children were wonned to doo.

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    Noah Webster, Jr.

British Dictionary definitions for wonned


  1. the past tense of win 1
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noun plural won
  1. the standard monetary unit of North Korea, divided into 100 chon
  2. the standard monetary unit of South Korea, divided into 100 chon
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Also called: hwan

Word Origin

Korean wån


verb wons, wonning or wonned
  1. (intr) archaic to live or dwell
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Word Origin

Old English wunian to become accustomed to; related to win 1
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Word Origin and History for wonned


past tense and past participle of win, from Old English gewinnen, past participle of winnan.

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