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[hab-i-tey-shuh n] /ˌhæb ɪˈteɪ ʃən/
a place of residence; dwelling; abode.
the act of inhabiting; occupancy by inhabitants.
a colony or settlement; community:
Each of the scattered habitations consisted of a small number of huts.
Origin of habitation
1325-75; Middle English (h)abitacioun (< Anglo-French) < Latin habitātiōn- (stem of habitātiō) a dwelling, equivalent to habitāt(us) inhabited (past participle of habitāre; see habitat) + -iōn- -ion
Related forms
habitational, adjective
interhabitation, noun
nonhabitation, noun
1. lodgings, home, domicile, quarters. Unabridged
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  • The bees did not remain long absent from their habitation; they quieted and returned as before.

    Insect Architecture James Rennie
  • These sage regions are the habitation of a magnificent bird—the Sage Cock.

    The Western World W.H.G. Kingston
  • One who is always digging dugouts is loath to leave the habitation which has cost him much labor in order to live in the open.

    My Second Year of the War Frederick Palmer
  • And He led them forth by the right way, that they might go to the City of habitation.

    For the Master's Sake Emily Sarah Holt
  • Yet she could not have found a habitation and surroundings more perfectly suited to her wants and the mood she was in.

    Dead Man's Plack and an Old Thorn William Henry Hudson
  • There is a method, by which you may provide an habitation for yourself.

    The Young Maiden A. B. (Artemas Bowers) Muzzey
  • Around it there is no habitation of man—the village and the cotton mart of Barich being far off.

  • There were no rugs in the hall, no carpet on the stairs, nor a single sign of habitation.

    The New Tenant E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • Generally they saw by the dull glow of the log that smouldered in every habitation that it was empty.

    Sanders of the River Edgar Wallace
British Dictionary definitions for habitation


a dwelling place
occupation of a dwelling place
Derived Forms
habitational, adjective
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for habitation

late 14c., "act or fact of dwelling;" also "place of lodging, abode," from Old French habitacion, abitacion "act of dwelling" (12c.) or directly from Latin habitationem (nominative habitatio) "act of dwelling," noun of action from past participle stem of habitare (see habitat).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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