Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Accustomed; usual: striding along with her wonted purposefulness.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Usual, customary, habitual, or accustomed.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Accustomed; customary; usual.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Accustomed; made or having become familiar by using, frequenting, etc.
  • Customary or familiar by being used, done, frequented, enjoined, experienced, or the like; usual.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. commonly used or practiced; usual

Etymologies

From Middle English woonted ("usual, customary"), from wont ("custom, habit, practice"), alteration of wone ("custom, habit, practice"), from Old English wuna ("custom, habit, practice", also "usual, wonted"), from Proto-Germanic *wunô (“custom, practice”), from Proto-Indo-European *wenə- (“to wish, love”). Cognate with Old Frisian wona, wuna ("custom"), Old High German giwona ("custom"). More at wont, wone. (Wiktionary)

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