American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To live together in a sexual relationship, especially when not legally married.
- v. To coexist, as animals of different species.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To dwell together; inhabit or reside in company or in the same place or country.
- Specifically To dwell or live together as husband and wife: often with reference to persons not legally married, and usually, but not always, implying sexual intercourse.
- v. intransitive To reside with another as if married or as a married couple.
- v. intransitive To coexist in common environs with.
- v. intransitive, archaic To engage in sexual intercourse; see coition.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To inhabit or reside in company, or in the same place or country.
- v. To dwell or live together as husband and wife.
- v. share living quarters; usually said of people who are not married and live together as a couple
- Latin cohabitō; co- + habitō ("I dwell, I live in"). (Wiktionary)
- Late Latin cohabitāre : Latin co-, co- + Latin habitāre, to dwell; see inhabit. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Gesenius considers this equivalent with "cohabit;" and from this single passage draws the sense which he assigns to [Hebrew: 'iyzebel] This seems rather far-fetched.”
“All very well for the poor child to make a false step ... or two false steps; but this thing of getting into a 'cohabit' with a monk, and he her uncle, that is a 'hulimination' for the family.”
“Speculation that the Labour peer might "cohabit" uncomfortably with a Tory foreign secretary appears misplaced and Cameron has privately assured Ashton of his support.”
“Nkunda, also urged the region's disparate ethnic groups to "cohabit" peacefully.”
“Ex-slaves were warned by bureau officials that “the loose ideas which have prevailed among you on this subject must cease,” and that “no race of mankind can be expected to become exalted in the scale of humanity, whose sexes, without any binding obligation, cohabit promiscuously together.””
“Language is one of those hands, perhaps the most important of all, as language is the medium through which we all experience and engage with the world we cohabit.”
“No amount of yogic incantation can harmonize these split personae; the solution is to break the banks into functional units, so that merger experts, market makers and proprietary traders no longer cohabit.”
“His comments came amid growing concern that the estimated two million couples who cohabit are not protected from financial hardship should they split up.”
“I think if the United States' relationship is a marriage of convenience, this is one where they both want to cohabit in a sense.”
“Another room evokes Mr. Wall's concern with scale, as pieces by Frank Stella and Carl Andre cohabit with his "The Storyteller" 1986, a large photo showing people sitting on the grass beneath an overpass.”
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