Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To dwell or abide.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To dwell; abide.
  • To be accustomed. See wont.
  • An old spelling of wan.
  • noun A dwelling; habitation.
  • noun A place of resort.
  • noun Custom; habit.
  • noun Manner; way.
  • noun Preterit and past participle of win.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • imp. & p. p. of win.
  • intransitive verb Obs. or Scot. To dwell or abide.
  • noun obsolete Dwelling; wone.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of win.
  • noun The currency of Korea, making 100 jun in North Korea and 100 jeon in South Korea.
  • verb archaic or obsolete, regional live, remain.
  • verb archaic or obsolete, regional be accustomed to do something.

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

  • noun the basic unit of money in North Korea
  • adjective not subject to defeat
  • noun the basic unit of money in South Korea

Etymologies

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

[Korean won (loan translation of Japanese en, round coin, yen, using the Korean pronunciation of the Chinese character with which the Japanese word is written; see yen), from Early Middle Chinese wian, round.]

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

[Middle English wonen, from Old English wunian; see wen- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Old English wunian. Cognate with Dutch wonen, German wohnen.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Korean  (won) ().

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  • S. Korean currency.

    March 1, 2007

  • Now in reverse.

    July 22, 2007