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Meaning of INHABIT

Pronunciation:  in'habit

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  make one's home or live in; "There are only 250,000 people in Iceland"; "I live in a 200-year old house"; "These people inhabited all the islands that are now deserted"; "The plains are sparsely populated"
  2. [v]  be present in; be inside of

INHABIT is a 7 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: domicile, domiciliate, dwell, live, people, populate, reside, shack
 See Also: be, bivouac, board, camp, camp out, cohabit, encamp, infest, invade, live in, live out, lodge, lodge in, neighbor, neighbour, nest, occupy, overpopulate, overrun, room, rusticate, shack up, sleep in, sleep out, tenant, tent



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \In*hab"it\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Inhabited}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Inhabiting}.] [OE. enhabiten, OF. enhabiter, L.
    inhabitare; pref. in- in + habitare to dwell. See {Habit}.]
    To live or dwell in; to occupy, as a place of settled
    residence; as, wild beasts inhabit the forest; men inhabit
    cities and houses.
          The high and lofty One, that inhabiteth eternity. --Is.
                                                   lvii. 15.
          O, who would inhabit This bleak world alone? --Moore.
  2. \In*hab"it\, v. i.
    To have residence in a place; to dwell; to live; to abide.
    [Archaic or Poetic] --Shak.
          They say wild beasts inhabit here.       --Waller.
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