- the natural environment of an organism; place that is natural for the life and growth of an organism: a tropical habitat.
- the place where a person or thing is usually found: Paris is a major habitat of artists.
- a special environment for living in over an extended period, as an underwater research vessel.
- habitation(def 1).
Origin of habitat
Related Words for habitatdwelling, nest, cave, terrain, environment, surroundings, territory, haven, locale, house, lodging, haunt, crib, seat, accommodations, habitation, home, settlement, occupation, apartment
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Contemporary Examples of habitat
This means a decline in habitat quality for grazers like bison and elk, whose winter-killed carcasses grizzlies feed upon.What It Takes to Kill a Grizzly Bear
November 23, 2014
He volunteers, with leadership and labor, for Habitat for Humanity, and he relentlessly and tirelessly writes.Jimmy Carter Was a Lot Better President Than Almost Anyone Ever Admits
April 1, 2014
The habitat requirements of elk and their speed of migration are probably the same today as at the end of the Pleistocene.Incontrovertible Evidence Proves the First Americans Came From Asia
March 27, 2014
“You try to find some other habitat for the snakes and they all will die,” Tittel added.Why Is Walmart Paying Chris Christie's Pals?
February 18, 2014
Prior to joining the Obama administration, she was the chief executive officer of the Habitat Company.2012 Summit: Who's On Stage
March 6, 2012
Historical Examples of habitat
The habitat and time of growth of each plant is given, also its edibility.
I have given the habitat and the time when each species can be found.
Pascuense, pertaining to pastures; referring to its habitat.
Its habitat, with us, is along the banks of small brooks in the woods.
To them what would humanity be but civilization's opportunity, its habitat, its food-supply?Is civilization a disease?
- the environment in which an animal or plant normally lives or grows
- the place in which a person, group, class, etc, is normally found
Word Origin for habitat
1762, as a technical term in Latin texts on English flora and fauna, literally "it inhabits," third person singular present indicative of habitare "to live, dwell," frequentative of habere "to have, to hold, possess" (see habit (n.)). General sense of "dwelling place" is first attested 1854.
- The area or natural environment in which an organism or population normally lives. A habitat is made up of physical factors such as soil, moisture, range of temperature, and availability of light as well as biotic factors such as the availability of food and the presence of predators. A habitat is not necessarily a geographic area-for a parasitic organism it is the body of its host or even a cell within the host's body.
The area or type of environment in which a particular kind of animal or plant usually lives.