American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One that inhabits a place, especially as a permanent resident: the inhabitants of a fishing village; snakes, lizards, and other inhabitants of the desert.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Inhabiting; resident.
- n. A resident; one who dwells in a place, as distinguished from a transient or occasional lodger or visitor. In law the term inhabitant is used technically with varying meaning in respect of permanency of abode. In some of the New England States the word is used (in the plural) of the citizens of a town in their collective capacity as a body corporate.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who dwells or resides permanently in a place, as distinguished from a transient lodger or visitor.
- n. (Law) One who has a legal settlement in a town, city, or parish; a permanent resident.
- n. a person who inhabits a particular place
- Old French inhabitant, from Latin inhabitans, present participle of inhabito ("to inhabit"), from in- ("in") + habitō ("to dwell") (frequentative of habeō ("to hold"), from Proto-Indo-European *ghabh- (“seize, take, hold, have”). (Wiktionary)
“Carbon footprint per inhabitant is lower in Manhattan than anywhere else in the country - a full 30% smaller than the national average.”
“My New Shorter Oxford does define Latino as “A Latin American inhabitant of the United States,” which would indeed exclude Cardozo — but would equally exclude all Americans of merely Spanish, as opposed to Latin American, extraction.”
“The fact that the older inhabitant is always stated to have been dark is a proof that the new-comer must have been fair.”
“That the people shall be destroyed with the sword: I will cut off the inhabitant from the plain of Aven, the valley of idolatry, for the gods of the Syrians were gods of the valleys (1 Kings xx. 23), were worshipped in valleys; as the idols of Israel were worshipped on the hills; him also that holdeth the sceptre of power, some petty king or other that used to boast of the sceptre he held from Beth-Eden, the house of pleasure.”
“5 I will break also the bar of Damascus, and cut off the inhabitant from the plain of Aven, and him that holdeth the sceptre from the house of Eden: and the people of Syria shall go into captivity unto Kir, saith the Lord.”
“After the inhabitant was asleep, the pod would fill with viscous stasis fluid, which would be refreshed every hour.”
“A government not worth thirty cents (fifteen pence) per year for each inhabitant, which is the cost in China, is not worth having.”
“Again, in five departments of France in which there is less than one hecatare to each inhabitant, that is to say, in which the population is more than 250 to the square mile, the number of births to 100 marriages is 414 and a fraction.”
“But in forty-four departments of France, in which there are from one to two hecatares to each inhabitant, that is to say, in which the population is from 125 to 250 or rather more, to the square mile, the number of births to 100 marriages is 423 and a fraction.”
“Basselin appears to have been a _Virois_; in other words, an inhabitant of the town of Vire.”
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