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Noun

Singular
custom

Plural
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  1. Frequent repetition of the same act; way of acting common to many; ordinary manner; habitual practice; usage; method of doing or living.
    • And teach customs which are not lawful. Acts xvi. 21.
    • Moved beyond his custom, Gama said. Tennyson.
    • A custom More honored in the breach than the observance. Shakespeare
  2. Habitual buying of goods; practice of frequenting, as a shop, manufactory, etc., for making purchases or giving orders; business support.
    • Let him have your custom, but not your votes. Addison.
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Long-established practice, considered as unwritten law, and resting for authority on long consent; usage. See Usage, and Prescription.
    • Usage is a fact. Custom is a law. There can be no custom without usage, though there may be usage without custom. Wharton.
  4. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Familiar acquaintance; familiarity.
    • Age can not wither her, nor custom stale Her infinite variety. Shakespeare
  5. The customary toll, tax, or tribute.
    • Render, therefore, to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom. Rom. xiii. 7.
  6. (plurale tantum) Duties or tolls imposed by law on commodities, imported or exported.

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Adjective

custom (not comparable)

Positive
custom

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. made in a different way from usual, specially to fit one's needs
    My feet are as big as powerboats, so I need custom shoes.

Verb

Infinitive
to custom

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to custom (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) (transitive) To make familiar; to accustom.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) (transitive) To supply with customers.
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) (transitive) To pay the customs of.
  4. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) (intransitive) To have a custom.
    • On a bridge he custometh to fight. Spenser.

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