Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “wont”

wont

noun uk   /wəʊnt/ us    /woʊnt/ formal
as is someone's wont in the way that someone usually does: She arrived an hour late, as is her wont.

wont

adjective uk   /wəʊnt/ us    /woʊnt/ formal
be wont to do sth to often do something: The previous city council was wont to overspend. They spent much of the time reminiscing about the war, as old soldiers are wont to do.
(Definition of wont from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of wont?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “wont” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

tinsel

long pieces of thin, shiny material used as decoration, especially at Christmas

Word of the Day

Party Talk (The language of party chat)

by Kate Woodford,
December 23, 2014
​​​ With the party season in full swing (= at its busiest now), we consider the language of socializing (= enjoying yourself with other people). We’re looking especially at words and phrases which are used to describe the different ways that people behave at a party and the sort of conversations that party

Read More 

tweleb noun

December 22, 2014
informal a Twitter celebrity; (more specifically, someone who has more than 1,000 followers on Twitter) There were a few old and a few new faces, including a tweleb or two. Expect to see and hear more from these cool kids.

Read More