from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Suitable to live in or on; inhabitable: habitable land.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Safe and comfortable, where humans, or other animals, can live; fit for habitation.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Capable of being inhabited; that may be inhabited or dwelt in.
from The 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. fit for habitation
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)
Originally derived from the Latin habitābilis ("habitable"), from habitō ("dwell, live"). (Wiktionary)