Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Suitable to live in or on; inhabitable.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Capable of being inhabited or dwelt in; suited to serve as an abode for human beings: as, a habitable house; the habitable world.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Capable of being inhabited; that may be inhabited or dwelt in.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Safe and comfortable, where humans, or other animals, can live; fit for habitation.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective fit for habitation

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin habitābilis, from habitāre, to dwell, frequentative of habēre, to have; see ghabh- in Indo-European roots.]

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Originally derived from the Latin habitābilis ("habitable"), from habitō ("dwell, live").

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