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custom

cus·tom

custom

 
pronunciation:
kuh stm
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an accepted or traditional practice, either of an individual or a social group.
the custom of shaking hands
synonyms:
convention, practice, way
similar words:
habit, habitude, norm, observance, order, praxis, rite, rule, tradition, wont
definition 2: such traditional practices of a social group collectively.
synonyms:
tradition
similar words:
conventions, culture, habit, mores, norms, observances, praxis
definition 3: in law, such traditional practices of a social group regarded as legally binding because of long usage.
similar words:
common law
definition 4: (pl., but used with a sing. verb) a tax assessed and collected on goods brought into and, sometimes, taken out of a country; duty.
synonyms:
duty, impost, tariff
similar words:
assessment, fee, levy, tax, toll
definition 5: (pl., but used with a sing. verb) the official process of inspecting goods and questioning people coming into a country, or the place where this is done.
similar words:
customhouse
definition 6: (pl., but used with a sing. verb) the department of a government that collects customs.
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: made specially for particular individuals.
a custom car
synonyms:
custom-built, custom-made, customized, made-to-order, tailor-made
definition 2: in the business of making goods specially for individuals.
a custom designer
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