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wont / wônt; wōnt/ • adj. poetic/lit. (of a person) in the habit of doing something; accustomed: he was wont to arise at 5:30 every morning. • n. (one's wont) formal or humorous one's customary behavior in a particular situation: Constance, as was her wont, had paid her little attention. • v. (3rd sing. present wonts or wont ; past wont or wonted ) archaic make or be or become accustomed: [tr.] wont thy heart to thoughts hereof | [intr.] sons wont to nurse their parents in old age.

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wontaccount, amount, count, fount, miscount, mount, no-account, surmount •headcount • viscount • paramount •tantamount •don't, won't, wont •anoint, appoint, conjoint, joint, outpoint, point, point-to-point •standpoint •cashpoint, flashpoint •checkpoint • endpoint • breakpoint •needlepoint • midpoint • pinpoint •vantage point • knifepoint •strongpoint • viewpoint • gunpoint •counterpoint • punt •affront, blunt, brunt, bunt, confront, cunt, front, Granth, grunt, hunt, mahant, runt, shunt, stunt, up-front •exeunt • manhunt • headhunt •witch-hunt • seafront • beachfront •shopfront •forefront, storefront •waterfront

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wont1 accustomed, used. OE. ġewunod, pp. of (ġe)wunian dwell, continue, be accustomed or used = OS. wunon, wonon (Du. wonen), OHG. wonēn (G. wohnen) be accustomed, remain, dwell, ON. una be content in a place, enjoy, Goth. *wunan :- Gmc. *wunōjan, *wunæjan, f. *wun- *wen- *wan- (see WISH).

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won't / wōnt/ • contr. of will not.

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won't (colloq.) will not. XVII. contr. of wonnot, assim. of wol not WILL2 not.

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wont2 custom, habit. XIV (rare before XVI). of doubtful orig.; perh. due to a conflation of it is my wone (OE. ġewuna custom) and I am wont (see prec.).