Definition of 'custom'
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One of its advertised uses is making custom grips. Times, Sunday Times (2014)She dutifully took a seat toward the rear as law and custom required. The American Nation: A History of the United States to 1877 (1995)French police yesterday said customs have the right to board boats they are suspicious of. The Sun (2009) Businesses pay customs officers to get their goods through smoothly. Times, Sunday Times (2012)We can make plans to leave the customs union as soon as we can. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He has vowed to win back custom by cutting food prices and withdrawing from overseas. The Sun (2014)There is always the risk that useful administrative procedure becomes immutable custom and practice. Personnel Management: A New Approach (1991)Shops need to claw back lost custom from the warm autumn so will offer huge festive discounts. The Sun (2014)Why not tell shoppers they must bring their own bags or take their custom elsewhere? Times, Sunday Times (2008)Knowledge of local customs and culture is essential. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It was outside the walls of custom and law. The English Civil War: A People's History (2006)Norway does not take part in the common agricultural or fisheries policies or the customs union. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It was at one time considered to be custom and practice. Times, Sunday Times (2008)They are not obliged to take your custom and very few courier firms accept letters. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The broadcaster attacked customs officials and police who seemingly stood on the quayside watching without intervening to help. Times, Sunday Times (2015)So if your business looks like it is going places you are more likely to win their custom. Times, Sunday Times (2007)If that fails, take your custom elsewhere. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Humans are not designed for a single daily sleep, as is the usual current custom. The Times Literary Supplement (2014)It is one of three Hindu customs used to greet temple visitors. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Thus does the programme lightly ignore robust naming customs, stretching back across the decades. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It was during his work for that diploma that he first came across the psychiatric customs and conventions of which he is now so critical. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The report said this meant Customs had been left with little idea of what was happening outside those major bases. The Sun (2008)He also announced that there must be reforms in the ways in which customs duties were collected and evaded in America. Red Coats and Rebels - the war for America 1770-1781 (1990)We should indeed welcome those from any nation or ethnicity who value our British customs and way of life and want to adopt them. Times, Sunday Times (2015)So show'em, by taking your custom elsewhere. The Sun (2010)
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Translations for 'custom'
British English: custom /ˈkʌstəm/ NOUN
A custom is an activity, a way of behaving, or an event which is usual or traditional in a particular society or in particular circumstances.
...an ancient custom.
- American English: custom
- Arabic: عُرْف
- Brazilian Portuguese: costume
- Chinese: 习惯
- Croatian: običaj
- Czech: zvyklost
- Danish: skik
- Dutch: gewoonte
- European Spanish: costumbre
- Finnish: tapa käytäntö
- French: coutume
- German: Brauch
- Greek: έθιμο
- Italian: costume
- Japanese: 風習
- Korean: 관습
- Norwegian: sedvane
- Polish: zwyczaj tradycja
- European Portuguese: costume
- Romanian: obicei
- Russian: обычай
- Spanish: costumbre
- Swedish: sed
- Thai: ขนบธรรมเนียม
- Turkish: adet gelenek
- Ukrainian: звичай
- Vietnamese: phong tục
Definition of custom from the Collins English Dictionary
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