wont / won't

wont / won't
   Wont means "used to": Maggie was wont to getting everything her way and cried when she didn't.
   Won't is a contraction for will not: Maggie won't be getting every toy she wants this Christmas.

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  • wont, won't — Wont is an adjective and noun meaning accustomed, used to and habit or practice : He was wont to take a daily walk. It was her wont to take a cold bath every morning. Won t is a contraction of will not : She won t do what I want her to. No, I won …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • wont / won't —    Wont means used to : Maggie was wont to getting everything her way and cried when she didn t.    Won t is a contraction for will not: Maggie won t be getting every toy she wants this Christmas …   Confused words

  • wont — See wont, won t …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • won't — See wont, won t …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • Wont — Wont, a. [For woned, p. p. of won, wone, to dwell, AS. wunian; akin to D. wonen, OS. wun?n, OHG, won?n, G. wohnen, and AS. wund, gewuna, custom, habit; orig. probably, to take pleasure; cf. Icel. una to dwell, to enjoy, Goth. wunan to rejoice (in …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wont — the surviving past participle of an obsolete verb won meaning ‘to accustom oneself to’, is pronounced wohnt and should be distinguished from won t, the contracted form of will not. It is used in two principal ways: followed by a to infinitive as… …   Modern English usage

  • won — won1 [wun] vi., vt. pt. & pp. of WIN won2 [wun, wōn] vi. wonned, wonning [ME wonen < OE wunian: see WONT] [Now Brit. Dial.] to dwell; abide won3 [wän, wun] n. pl. won [Korean < Ch …   English World dictionary

  • won't — [wōnt] [contr. < ME wol not, will not] contraction will not …   English World dictionary

  • wont — won t || wəʊnt n. custom, habit; usual practice v. be used to, accustomed to; become used to; become accustomed to (Archaic) adj. accustomed to, customary to, tends to …   English contemporary dictionary

  • wont — [[t]wɔnt, woʊnt, wʌnt[/t]] adj. n. v. wont, wont wont•ed, wont•ing 1) accustomed; used (usu. fol. by an infinitive): She is wont to rise at dawn[/ex] 2) custom; habit; practice: It was his wont to meditate daily[/ex] 3) to accustom (a person), as …   From formal English to slang

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