from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A habitual tendency or way of behaving. See Synonyms at habit.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The essential character of one's being or existence; native or normal constitution; mental or moral constitution; bodily condition; native temperament.
- n. Habitual disposition; normal or characteristic mode of behaviour, whether from habit or from nature
- n. Behaviour or manner of existence in relation to something else; relation; respect.
- n. In full habitude: fully, wholly, entirely; in all respects.
- n. habitual association; familiar relation; acquaintance; familiarity; intimacy; association; intercourse.
- n. an associate; an acquaintance; someone with whom one is familiar.
- n. Habit; custom; usage.
- n. A chemical term used in the plural to denote the various ways in which one substance reacts with another; chemical reaction.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Habitual attitude; usual or accustomed state with reference to something else; established or usual relations.
- n. Habitual association, intercourse, or familiarity.
- n. Habit of body or of action.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Customary manner or mode of living, feeling, or acting; habit.
- n. Relation; respect; state with regard to something else.
- n. Association; intercourse: familiarity.
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- n. habitual mode of behavior
Middle English, from Latin habitūdō, condition, from habitus; see habit.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English, from Middle French habitude, from Latin habitudo ("condition, plight, habit, appearance"), from habeō ("I have, hold, keep"); see have. (Wiktionary)