- to live together as if married, usually without legal or religious sanction.
- to live together in an intimate relationship.
- to dwell with another or share the same place, as different species of animals.
Origin of cohabit
Examples from the Web for cohabit
Historical Examples of cohabit
She reflected, 'How does he, after having produced me from himself, cohabit with me?Myth, Ritual, and Religion, Vol. 1
They are rarely married, but cohabit with some man for the sake of his protection.The History of Prostitution
William W. Sanger
She reflected: 'How does he, after having produced me from himself, cohabit with me?An Introduction to Mythology
He did not cohabit with Catherine during his father's lifetime.Constitutional History of England, Vol 1 of 3
I do not believe that very near connections by blood ever cohabit.
- (intr) to live together as husband and wife, esp without being married
Word Origin for cohabit
euphemism since 1530s to describe a couple living together without benefit of marriage; back-formation from cohabitation. Related: Cohabited; cohabiting.