verb (used with object), wont, wont or wont·ed, wont·ing.
verb (used without object), wont, wont or wont·ed, wont·ing.
Origin of wont
British Dictionary definitions for wonting
Word Origin for wont
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.