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Definition 1: accepted or habitual practice - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for custom in the sense of this definition

(custom is a kind of ...) a customary way of operation or behavior

"it is their practice to give annual raises" "they changed their dietary pattern"

(custom is a kind of ...) something that survives

(... is a kind of custom ) the custom in some Islamic societies of women dressing modestly outside the home

"she observes the hijab and does not wear tight clothing"

(... is a kind of custom ) (psychology) an automatic pattern of behavior in reaction to a specific situation; may be inherited or acquired through frequent repetition

"owls have nocturnal habits" "she had a habit twirling the ends of her hair" "long use had hardened him to it"

(... is a kind of custom ) a custom that is peculiar to Germany or its citizens

(... is a kind of custom ) a custom among some peoples whereby the husband of a pregnant wife is put to bed at the time of bearing the child

(... is a kind of custom ) a custom or usage that has acquired the force of law

(... is a kind of custom ) a custom that is peculiar to England or its citizens

(... is a kind of custom ) a custom that is peculiar to the United States or its citizens

(... is a kind of custom ) any customary observance or practice

Definition 2: habitual patronage - [noun denoting act]

Samples where custom or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I have given this tailor my custom for many years

(custom is a kind of ...) the business given to a commercial establishment by its customers

"even before noon there was a considerable patronage"

Definition 3: a specific practice of long standing - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for custom in the sense of this definition

(custom is a kind of ...) knowledge of how something is usually done

"it is not the local practice to wear shorts to dinner"

(... is a kind of custom ) an established custom

"it was their habit to dine at 7 every evening"

(... is a kind of custom ) (Islam) a tradition based on reports of the sayings and activities of Muhammad and his companions

(... is a kind of custom ) a custom that for a long time has been an important feature of some group or society

"the institution of marriage" "the institution of slavery" "he had become an institution in the theater"

Definition 4: money collected under a tariff - [noun denoting possession]

Synonyms for custom in the sense of this definition

(custom is a kind of ...) a government tax on imports or exports

"they signed a treaty to lower duties on trade between their countries"

(... is a kind of custom ) an impost levied in England to provide money for ships for national defense

Definition 5: made according to the specifications of an individual - [adjective denoting all]

Synonyms for custom in the sense of this definition

(custom is similar to ...) (of clothing) custom-made

(custom is similar to ...) built for a particular individual

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