Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act of inhabiting, or the state of being inhabited; indwelling.
  • n. Abode; place of dwelling; residence.
  • n. Population; inhabitants.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of inhabiting, or the state of being inhabited; indwelling.
  • n. Abode; place of dwelling; residence.
  • n. Population; inhabitants.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of inhabiting, or the state of being inhabited.
  • n. Population; the mass of inhabitants.

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

  • n. the act of dwelling in or living permanently in a place (said of both animals and men)

Etymologies

inhabit + -ation (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Certainly this mutual inhabitation is something more noble and great than we are well acquainted with or can declare.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume VI (Acts to Revelation)

  • A series of studies over the last several years has determined the island to be safe again for long-term inhabitation and agriculture, and the Kualapu'u co-op is the first of several planned resettlements as part of Project Imua Moloka'i (Forward Moloka'i).

    Elections - fresh news by plazoo.com

  • There is a mutual inhabitation which is wonderful.

    The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

  • Of course, her gorgeous writing and total inhabitation of the Celtic “ethos” was utterly inspiring and really gave me a boost.

    Writer Unboxed » Blog Archive » Interview with Jules Watson, Part 1

  • The masterpiece is Meryl Streep's portrayal of Mrs. Thatcher, which is not so much a portrayal as an inhabitation.

    Oh Wow!

  • Given the theater's history and its inhabitation by intense figures of historical import, we wondered if Mr. Melillo has found the Lafayette Avenue building which BAM moved into in 1908 to be haunted.

    A Sesquicentennial Party Planned in Fort Greene

  • The beach showed no sign of inhabitation, none of the usual late night strollers, fishing boats and shacks.

    Todd Reisz: Asleep in Oman, Dreaming Dubai

  • The game stands or falls on the strength of its level design – the fun in running; jumping; climbing; swinging is what the game wants to give the player and it necessitates some rather elaborately trapped tombs and other remnants of past inhabitation in order for the player to have a flipping great time (pun intended).

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • You may even be attacked by some of its admirers, some of whom were crawling around in the hopeless structure, blissful, feeling themselves defined and happily so by their inhabitation within its perimeters, its parameters.

    Compression

  • By December of 1631, there were no more signs of inhabitation left on the land that Raja Jai Singh had “gifted” to his Emperor—the earth finally lay quiet and deserted, awaiting a new history.

    Shadow Princess

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.