wont Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “wont” in the English Dictionary

"wont" in British English

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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.


uk   /wəʊnt/  us   /woʊnt/ formal
be wont to do sth to often do something: The ​previouscitycouncil was wont to ​overspend. They ​spent much of the ​timereminiscing about the ​war, as ​oldsoldiers are wont to do.


uk   /wəʊnt/  us   /woʊnt/
short form of will not: I won't go without you. Won't it be ​nice to ​see Paul again?
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(Definition of wont from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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wontnoun [U]

 us   /wɔnt, woʊnt/
(used after a ​possessive) ​habit or ​custom: Mr. Rivers, as is his wont, has ​asked some ​difficultquestions.


 us   /woʊnt/
contraction of will not: You won’t ​believe this, but that ​cactus is a ​member of the ​lilyfamily. Won’t you come in? (= Will you ​please come in?)
(Definition of wont from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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