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Pronunciation:  in'habitnt

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[n]  a person who inhabits a particular place

INHABITANT is a 10 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: denizen, dweller
 See Also: Alsatian, American, Aussie, Australian, Austronesian, borderer, cottage dweller, cottager, earthling, earthman, easterner, human, individual, island-dweller, islander, Kiwi, landlubber, landman, landsman, liver, marcher, mortal, New Zealander, Northerner, Occidental, occupant, occupier, person, Philistine, plainsman, resident, somebody, someone, soul, tellurian, Trinidadian, villager, westerner



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\In*hab"it*ant\, n. [L. inhabitans, -antis, p. pr. of
1. One who dwells or resides permanently in a place, as
   distinguished from a transient lodger or visitor; as, an
   inhabitant of a house, a town, a city, county, or state.
   ``Frail inhabitants of earth.'' --Cowper.

         In this place, they report that they saw inhabitants
         which were very fair and fat people.  --Abp. Abbot.

2. (Law) One who has a legal settlement in a town, city, or
   parish; a permanent resident.

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