American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Suitable to live in or on; inhabitable: habitable land.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Capable of being inhabited or dwelt in; suited to serve as an abode for human beings: as, a habitable house; the habitable world.
- adj. Safe and comfortable, where humans, or other animals, can live; fit for habitation.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Capable of being inhabited; that may be inhabited or dwelt in.
- adj. fit for habitation
- Originally derived from the Latin habitābilis ("habitable"), from habitō ("dwell, live"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old French, from Latin habitābilis, from habitāre, to dwell, frequentative of habēre, to have. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Butler and Vogt said the likelihood of finding many more planets in habitable zones has greatly increased because of where this first one was found and how long it took to find it.”
“We are at best forty hours away from anything in habitable space, travelling at speed.”
“But Marcy said that with so many Earth-size planets now expected to be orbiting distant suns - something on the order of 50,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 across the universe - the likelihood is high that many are in "habitable zones" where life can theoretically exist.”
“But very few now doubt that Earth-size and Earth-like exoplanets in habitable zones will be found in the months and years ahead.”
“Marcy, who is a member of the Kepler science team, said the orbiting telescope will survey thousands of stars to determine with unprecedented precision how many are circled by exoplanets, and especially by Earth-size exoplanets that might be in habitable zones.”
“It's tantalizing, without a doubt, to think some of those Earths are in habitable zones," Marcy said.”
“However, other than not having the protective/decorative gates and the double garage door, the only room that isn't habitable is the livingroom.”
“We sat down fourteen to dinner in the study, the dining-room being not habitable from the storms having blown”
“She seemed overjoyed to be once more restored to life in habitable civilized regions.”
“It has a mass about 3.6 times the mass of the Earth and circles its star in what is known as the habitable zone, a belt around a star where water may be in its liquid state.”
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