from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To live or reside in.
- transitive v. To be present in; fill: Old childhood memories inhabit the attic.
- intransitive v. Archaic To dwell.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To live or reside in some place
- v. To be present in or fill some place
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To live or dwell in; to occupy, as a place of settled residence
- intransitive v. To have residence in a place; to dwell; to live; to abide.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To live or dwell in; occupy as a habitation or dwelling-place; have an abode or residence in.
- To make at home; hence, figuratively, to be bound by the tie of residence.
- To dwell; live; abide.
- To rest or be kept fixedly.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. exist or be situated within
- v. be present in
- v. inhabit or live in; be an inhabitant of
Middle English enhabiten, from Old French enhabiter, from Latin inhabitāre : in-, in; see in-2 + habitāre, to dwell, frequentative of habēre, to have; see ghabh- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old French enhabiter, from Latin inhabitare (in + habitare) (Wiktionary)