- 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
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Examples from the Web for habitation
The recent Cancerian theme of creativity bleeds into the domestic sector, opening the door on imaginative modes of habitation.Horoscopes for June 12-18, 2011
Starsky + Cox
June 12, 2011
Nothing of the kind was ever seen before in the habitation of a Quaker farmer.Biographical Stories
But, before setting out, they all helped Phoenix to build a habitation.Tanglewood Tales
The church itself was frequently the habitation of the anchorite.English Villages
P. H. Ditchfield
You may in that case depend upon their not changing their habitation.The History of Louisiana
Le Page Du Pratz
Still the comforts, and even the luxuries of life distinguished our habitation.Beaux and Belles of England
- a dwelling place
- occupation of a dwelling place
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).