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custom (tradition)

Definition:

a specific practice of long standing

Class:

cognition noun (cognitive processes and contents)

Related to:

customary

Plural:

customs

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Examples:

habit | Hadith | institution

Synonyms:

tradition

Etymology:

Middle English custume, from Anglo-Norman custume, from Old French coustume,...
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Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Tradition

a belief or behavior passed down within a group or society with symbolic meaning or special significance with origins in the past. Common examples include holidays or impractical but socially meaningful clothes, but the idea has also been applied to ... (40 of 4405 words, 2 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Tradition

Tradition (disambiguation) | Traditions

customs practiced from one generation to the next. Tradition may refer to: In religion: Sacred Tradition, the deposit of faith on which some Christian churches' dogma is based | Traditionalist School, the school of thought incorporating the perennial ... (37 of 185 words, 13 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Tradition (disambiguation)

Collins Dictionary:

tradition | delivery [synonym, sense-specific] | traditionless [adjective, derived]

the handing down from generation to generation of the same customs, beliefs, etc, especially by word of mouth | the body of customs, thought, ... (23 of 548 words, 7 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/tradition

Merriam-Webster:

tradition | convention [synonym, sense-specific] | custom [synonym, sense-specific] | heritage [synonym, sense-specific] | prescription [synonym, sense-specific] | rubric [synonym, sense-specific] | rule [synonym, sense-specific] | ethic [similar, sense-specific] | form [similar, sense-specific] | ...

an inherited, established, or customary pattern of thought, action, or ... | the handing down of information, beliefs, and customs by word of mouth or ... (24 of 261 words, 4 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/tradition

Oxford Dictionary:

tradition | traditionary [derived] | traditionist [derived] | traditionless [derived]

the transmission of customs or beliefs from generation to generation, or the fact of being passed on in this way | a long-established custom or belief ... (25 of 215 words, 8 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/tradition

Random House Dictionary:

tradition

the handing down of statements, beliefs, legends, customs, information, ... | something that is handed down. | a long-established or inherited way of ... (21 of 177 words, 7 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/tradition

Macmillan British Dictionary:

tradition | traditions [plural] | in the tradition of

[countable] a very old custom, belief, or story ; [uncountable] very old ... | "in the tradition of": following the method and principles that a ... (24 of 139 words, 2 definitions, 7 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/tradition

New World Dictionary:

tradition | traditionless [adjective, related]

[obsolete] a surrender or betrayal | the handing down orally of stories, beliefs, customs, etc. from generation to generation ; a story, belief, ... (22 of 132 words, 6 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/tradition

American Heritage Dictionary:

tradition

The passing down of elements of a culture from generation to generation, especially by oral communication. | A mode of thought or behavior followed by ... (24 of 120 words, 6 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/tradition

Cambridge Dictionary:

tradition

a belief, principle or way of acting which people in a particular society or group have continued to follow for a long time, or all of these beliefs, ... (28 of 112 words, 5 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/tradition

Wiktionary:

tradition | traditions [plural] | traditioned [past tense] | traditioning [present participle] | doctrine [synonym, sense-specific]

A part of culture that is passed from person to person or generation to generation, possibly differing in detail from family to family, such as the way to celebrate holidays. | A commonly held system. | [obsolete] To transmit by way of tradition; to... (42 of 79 words, 3 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/tradition

Britannica Encyclopedia:

custom [English law]

in English law, an ancient rule of law for a particular locality, as opposed to the common law of the country. It has its origin in the Anglo-Saxon ... (28 of 166 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/147411​/custom

Columbia Encyclopedia:

custom

habitual group pattern of behavior that is transmitted from one generation to another and is not biologically determined. Since societies are ... (21 of 97 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/society​/A​0814346​.html

Encarta Dictionary:

tradition | traditions [plural]

a long-established action or pattern of behavior in a community or group of ... | a body of long-established customs and beliefs viewed as a set of ... (26 of 169 words, 6 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861721309​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Wiktionary:

custom | customs [plural] | customed [past tense] | customing [present participle]

Origin: Middle English custume, from Anglo-Norman custume, from Old French coustume, from Vulgar Latin *cōnsuētūmen, from Latin cōnsuētūdinem, accusative singular of cōnsuētūdō ("custom, habit"), from... (24 of 95 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/custom

Online Etymology:

custom

First use: about 1200

Origin: "habitual practice", from Old French costume "custom, habit, practice; clothes, dress" (12th century, Mod.French coutume), from Vulgar ... (19 of 83 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=custom

American Heritage Dictionary:

custom

Origin: Middle English custume, from Old French costume, from Latin cōnsuētūdō, cōnsuētūdin-, from cōnsuētus, past ... (14 of 33 etymology words)

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New World Dictionary:

custom

Origin: Middle English from Old French costume from Latin consuetudo from consuescere, to accustom from com-, intensive + ... (17 of 30 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/custom

Oxford Dictionary:

custom

Origin: Middle English: from Old French coustume, based on Latin consuetudo, from consuetus, past participle of consuescere ... (16 of 25 etymology words)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/custom

Collins Dictionary:

custom

First use: 12th century

Origin: from Old French costume, from Latin consuētūdō, from consuēscere to grow accustomed to, from suēscere to be used to

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/custom

Merriam-Webster:

custom [entry 1, noun]

First use: 13th century

Origin: Middle English custume, from Anglo-French, from Latin consuetudin-, consuetudo, from consuescere to accustom, from ... (16 of 25 etymology words)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/custom

Encarta Dictionary:

custom | customs [plural]

First use: 12th century

Origin: Old French costume "habitual practice" from Latin consuetudin- from consuescere, literally "accustom completely" from suescere "become accustomed"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861602086​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

custom | customs [plural] | customed [past tense] | customing [present participle]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "custom"

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Collins Dictionary:

custom

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www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/custom

Macmillan British Dictionary:

custom | customs [plural]

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www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/custom

custom [only before noun, United States, adjective]

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

custom [noun] | customs [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "custom"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/custom

custom [only before noun, adjective]

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Cambridge Dictionary:

custom [entry 3]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "custom"

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dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/custom 3

the Free Dictionary:

custom

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Google Dictionary:

custom | customs [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "custom"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

custom

Audio: North American pronunciation of "custom"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=custom​01 word=custom

YourDictionary Audio:

custom

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freedictionary.org:

Custom

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