(noun, adjective, verb)


1. (archaic) Accustomed or used (to or with a thing).

2. (designating habitual behaviour) Accustomed, apt (to doing something).

- He is wont to complain loudly about his job.

- Like a 60-yard Percy Harvin touchdown run or a Joe Haden interception return, Urban Meyer’s jaw-dropping resignation Saturday was, as he’s wont to say, “a game-changer.” — Sunday December 27, 2009, Stewart Mandel, INSIDE COLLEGE FOOTBALL, Meyer’s shocking resignation rocks college coaching landscape


1. an established custom

Similar word(s): habit

Definition categories: thought, custom, tradition

Sentences with wont as a noun:

- He awoke at the crack of dawn, as was his wont.


1. (transitive, archaic) To make (someone) used to; to accustom.

2. (intransitive, archaic) To be accustomed.