- accustomed; habituated; used.
- customary, habitual, or usual: He took his wonted place in the library.
Origin of wonted
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- 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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Examples from the Web for wonted
Besides, it was not very substantial, and failed to keep up their wonted strength.Brave and Bold
But after this brief display of energy the Spartans relapsed into their wonted torpor.Stories from Thucydides
H. L. Havell
Janzen was at last emerging from his wonted frigidity and mysteriousness.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
And now she saw her home again with more than wonted delight.
Let the crisis be favourable, and resume your wonted energy.
- (postpositive) accustomed or habituated (to doing something)
- (prenominal) customary; usualshe is in her wonted place
- (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 wonted
"accustomed, usual," c.1400, past participle adjective from wont. An unconscious double past participle.
"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.