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habit

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[ hab-it ]
/ ˈhæb ɪt /
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noun

verb (used with object)

to clothe; array.

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RELATED WORDS

style, nature, pattern, quirk, custom, thing, manner, routine, usage, obsession, mode, fashion, set, bent, dependence, bias, use, gravitation, constitution, propensity

Nearby words

habiliment, habilitate, habima, habiri, habiru, habit, habit spasm, habit-forming, habitable, habitan, habitancy

Origin of habit

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1175–1225; Middle English < Latin habitus state, style, practice, equivalent to habi- (variant stem of habēre to have) + -tus verbal noun suffix; replacing Middle English abit < Old French
SYNONYMS FOR habit
2 bent, wont.
12 dress, garb, attire; deck out.

Synonym study

3. See custom.

Definition for habit (2 of 2)

habit

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[ hab-it ]
/ ˈhæb ɪt /

verb (used with object)

Archaic. to dwell in.

verb (used without object)

Obsolete. to dwell.

Origin of habit

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1325–75; Middle English habiten < Latin habitāre to inhabit; see habitat
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British Dictionary definitions for habit

habit

/ (ˈhæbɪt) /

noun

verb (tr)

to clothe
an archaic word for inhabit, habituate

Word Origin for habit

C13: from Latin habitus custom, from habēre to have
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medicine definitions for habit

habit

[ hăbĭt ]

n.

A recurrent, often unconscious, pattern of behavior that is acquired through frequent repetition.
Physical constitution.
An addiction, especially to a narcotic drug.
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Science definitions for habit

habit

[ hăbĭt ]

The characteristic shape of a crystal, such as the cubic habit that is characteristic of pyrite.
The characteristic manner of growth of a plant. For example, grape plants and ivy display a vining habit.
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Idioms and Phrases with habit

habit


see kick a habit.

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