Definitions

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

  • noun The act of inhabiting or the state of being inhabited.
  • noun A natural environment or locality.
  • noun A residence.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of inhabiting, or the state of being inhabited; occupancy.
  • noun Place of abode; a settled dwelling; a place or structure constituting an abode, as of men or animals.
  • noun Synonyms Domicile, quarters.

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

  • noun The act of inhabiting; state of inhabiting or dwelling, or of being inhabited; occupancy.
  • noun Place of abode; settled dwelling; residence; house.

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

  • noun The act of inhabiting; state of inhabiting or dwelling, or of being inhabited; occupancy.
  • noun A place of abode; settled dwelling; residence; house.

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

  • noun the act of dwelling in or living permanently in a place (said of both animals and men)
  • noun housing that someone is living in
  • noun the native habitat or home of an animal or plant

Etymologies

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

[Middle English habitacioun, from Latin habitātiō, habitātiōn-, from habitātus, past participle of habitāre, to dwell; see habitable.]

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French habiter

Examples

  • Community outbreaks have been reported in sports teams, child care attendees, prison inmates, and diverse populations where habitation is relatively concentrated.

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  • Until the problem of habitation is not solved, the

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  • You are citizens of a greater country both in the home and in the Lord's church, if you have been added by Him, and you can make your calling and election "sure" by working the work of the one who sent you, and by ruling home and directing it so that its citizens are orderly and respectful and the habitation is pleasant.

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  • You are citizens of a greater country both in the home and in the Lord's church, if you have been added by Him, and you can make your calling and election "sure" by working the work of the one who sent you, and by ruling home and directing it so that its citizens are orderly and respectful and the habitation is pleasant.

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  • The Gill, sister Mary's poor but ever kind and generous human habitation, is a small farmhouse, seven miles beyond Annan, twenty-seven beyond Carlisle, eight or ten miles short of Dumfries, and, therefore, twenty-two or twenty-four short of Thornhill, through both of which the

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  • The bio-filtering living wall is a Canadian innovation first imagined at the University of Guelph to enhance long-term habitation of space stations.

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  • And a radiation specialist who tested the results of an extensive local cleanup in a nearby city found that exposure levels remained above international safety standards for long-term habitation.

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  • The bio-filtering living wall is a Canadian innovation first imagined at the University of Guelph to enhance long-term habitation of space stations.

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  • So here (v. 6): "Thy habitation is in the midst of deceit, all about thee are addicted to it; therefore stand upon thy guard."

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  • To encourage us to make the Lord our habitation, and to hope for safety and satisfaction in him, the psalmist intimates the comfort he had had in doing so: "He whom thou makest thy habitation is my refuge; and I have found him firm and faithful, and in him there is room enough, and shelter enough, both for thee and me."

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