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habit

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[ hab-it ]
/ ˈhæb ɪt /
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noun
verb (used with object)
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Idioms about habit

    old habits die hard. See entry at old habits die hard.

Origin of habit

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First recorded in 1175–1225; Middle English, from Latin habitus “state, style, practice,” equivalent to habi- (variant stem of habēre “to have”) + -tus verbal noun suffix; replacing Middle English abit, from Old French

synonym study for habit

3. See custom.

Other definitions for habit (2 of 2)

habit2
[ 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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First recorded in 1325–75; Middle English habiten from Old French (h)abiter, from Latin habitāre “to wear habitually; 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
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Medical 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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Scientific 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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Other Idioms and Phrases with habit

habit

see kick a habit.

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