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

  • noun A habitual tendency or way of behaving.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Customary manner or mode of living, feeling, or acting; habit.
  • noun Relation; respect; state with regard to something else.
  • noun Association; intercourse: familiarity.

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

  • noun Habitual attitude; usual or accustomed state with reference to something else; established or usual relations.
  • noun Habitual association, intercourse, or familiarity.
  • noun Habit of body or of action.

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

  • noun archaic The essential character of one's being or existence; native or normal constitution; mental or moral constitution; bodily condition; native temperament.
  • noun archaic Habitual disposition; normal or characteristic mode of behaviour, whether from habit or from nature
  • noun obsolete Behaviour or manner of existence in relation to something else; relation; respect.
  • noun obsolete In full habitude: fully, wholly, entirely; in all respects.
  • noun obsolete habitual association; familiar relation; acquaintance; familiarity; intimacy; association; intercourse.
  • noun obsolete an associate; an acquaintance; someone with whom one is familiar.
  • noun Habit; custom; usage.
  • noun obsolete A chemical term used in the plural to denote the various ways in which one substance reacts with another; chemical reaction.

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

  • noun habitual mode of behavior


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

[Middle English, from Latin habitūdō, condition, from habitus; see habit.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle English, from Middle French habitude, from Latin habitudo ("condition, plight, habit, appearance"), from habeō ("I have, hold, keep"); see have.


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