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


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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