American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The area or environment where an organism or ecological community normally lives or occurs: a marine habitat.
- n. The place where a person or thing is most likely to be found.
- n. A structure that affords a controlled environment for living in extremely inhospitable locations, such as an underwater research laboratory.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. It lives or dwells: a Latin word beginning (in New Latin) that part of the description of an animal or a plant which mentions its locality: as, habitat in America septentrionali (it lives or grows in North America). Such statements are usually abbreviated, as Hab. Am. Sept.
- n. n. In natural history, the area or region where an animal or a plant naturally lives or grows; by extension, place of abode in general; habitation. The complete habitat of a species is its geographical range. Applied, as it commonly is, to an individual or a specimen, it is generally distinguished in botany from the station, which refers to the physical conditions surrounding the plant, such as soil, exposure, and elevation. See
- n. biology A specific place or natural conditions in which a plant or animal lives.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Biol.) The natural abode, locality or region of an animal or plant.
- n. Place where anything is commonly found.
- n. the type of environment in which an organism or group normally lives or occurs
- From Latin habitat ("it inhabits") (used in Floras and Faunas), from habitō. (Wiktionary)
- Latin, it dwells, third person sing. present of habitāre, to dwell; see habitable. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“It's analogous to waterfowl studies iin the prairie pothole region; they've shown if the habitat is there, enough birds survive.”
“Hmmm, two areas are marked "habitat" is that for 'humanity'?”
“Only a fraction of caribou critical habitat is currently fully protected from industrial activity, but scientists recommend that caribou need large, healthy, intact and interconnected forests to survive.”
“Its local habitat is also being eradicated by the logging industry.”
“The driving force behind a great organization is to never forget the passion and principles we all support in habitat work for the wild quail and all upland game.”
“I.E. if 20% of the habitat is forest then 20% of the cameras should be in forested areas.”
“Consisting of three spherical shells embedded with seeds, the habitat is designed to evolve with the seasons – starting the cycle in spring, the spheres are embedded in a mixture of earth/mud/seed, and as summer approaches, the plants will be in bloom and the embedded food in the mud will create a mini haven for local animals and birds.”
“First, rabbit habitat is always deer habitat in my part of the world and he's my rabbit dog.”
“Their habitat is ancient woods, ruined abbeys, isolated old houses and crumbling monasteries.”
“I know there are not as many deer up north as south but the over winter habitat is not sufficent to support their current numbers.”
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