wont

[wawnt, wohnt, wuhnt] Archaic or Literary.
adjective
1.
accustomed; used (usually followed by an infinitive): He was wont to rise at dawn.
noun
2.
custom; habit; practice: It was her wont to walk three miles before breakfast.
verb (used with object), wont, wont or wonted, wonting.
3.
to accustom (a person), as to a thing: That summer wonted me to a lifetime of early rising.
4.
to render (a thing) customary or usual (usually used passively).
verb (used without object), wont, wont or wonted, wonting.
5.
to be wont.

Origin:
1300–50; (adj.) Middle English wont, woned, Old English gewunod, past participle of gewunian to be used to (see won2); cognate with German gewöhnt; (v.) Middle English, back formation from wonted or wont (past participle); (noun) apparently from conflation of wont (past participle) with obsolete wone wish, in certain stereotyped phrases

wontless, adjective

1. want, wont ; 2. won't, wont.


1. habituated, wonted. 2. use.


1. unaccustomed.
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won't

[wohnt, wuhnt]
contraction of will not: He won't see you now.
won't, wont.


See contraction.
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wont (wəʊnt)
 
adj
1.  (postpositive) accustomed (to doing something): he was wont to come early
 
n
2.  a manner or action habitually employed by or associated with someone (often in the phrases as is my wont, as is his wont, etc)
 
vb
3.  (when tr, usually passive) to become or cause to become accustomed
 
[Old English gewunod, past participle of wunian to be accustomed to; related to Old High German wunēn (German wohnen), Old Norse una to be satisfied; see wean1, wish, winsome]

won't (wəʊnt)
 
contraction of
will not

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Word Origin & History

wont
"accustomed," O.E. wunod, pp. of wunian "to dwell, be accustomed," from P.Gmc. *wun- "to be content, to rejoice" (cf. O.S. wunon, O.Fris. wonia "to dwell, remain, be used to," O.H.G. wonen, Ger. wohnen "to dwell;" related to O.E. winnan, gewinnan "to win" (see win) and to
wean. The noun meaning "habitual usage, custom" is attested from c.1300. Wonted is first attested 1408, an unconscious double pp.

won't
contraction of will not, first recorded mid-15c. as wynnot, later wonnot (1584) before the modern form emerged 1667. See will.
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Example sentences
When they retire, and they have already started, they wont decide to retire and
  sell everything and go to cash.
Part of me doesnt buy it because you can put other objects in coke and they
  wont do the same thing.
If its too cold he wont go outside but in the laundry room.
People wont want to buy a product if they think it will make them sick.
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