Definitions

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

  • adjective Accustomed or used.
  • adjective Likely.
  • noun Customary practice; usage. synonym: habit.
  • intransitive verb To make accustomed to.
  • intransitive verb To be in the habit of doing something.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Obsolete preterit of won.
  • To be accustomed or habituated; use; be used.
  • To dwell; make one's home.
  • To accustom; habituate.
  • An obsolete form of want.
  • Accustomed; in the habit; habituated; using or doing customarily.
  • noun Custom; habit; practice; way.
  • noun A variant of want.

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

  • intransitive verb To be accustomed or habituated; to be used.
  • adjective Using or doing customarily; accustomed; habituated; used.
  • noun Custom; habit; use; usage.
  • transitive verb To accustom; -- used reflexively.

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

  • adjective archaic Accustomed or used (to or with a thing).
  • adjective designating habitual behaviour Accustomed, apt (to doing something).
  • verb transitive, archaic To make (someone) used to; to accustom.
  • verb intransitive, archaic To be accustomed.
  • noun One’s habitual way of doing things, practice, custom.

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

  • noun an established custom

Etymologies

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

[Middle English, past participle of wonen, to be used to, dwell; see won.]

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Old English ġewunod, past participle of ġewunian.

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Origin uncertain: apparently a conflation of wone and wont (participle adjective, below).

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