- a person or animal that inhabits a place, especially as a permanent resident.
Origin of inhabitant
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Related Words for inhabitantdweller, settler, colonist, inmate, occupant, citizen, lodger, incumbent, lessee, denizen, aborigine, renter, boarder, neighbor, squatter, householder, tenant, native, suburbanite, roomer
Examples from the Web for inhabitant
Contemporary Examples of inhabitant
Lei Huazhen is a handsome woman and unusually tall for an inhabitant of Sichuan.An Oral History of Mao’s Greatest Crime
November 24, 2013
Historical Examples of inhabitant
An inhabitant of the Sultanate of Zanzibar, off the eastern coast of Africa.
An inhabitant of the moon, as distinguished from Lunatic, one whom the moon inhabits.
It was part of his work to know, at least by sight, every inhabitant of his district.The Hound From The North
"He also is an inhabitant of this system," Jon's guide added.Acid Bath
This letter relates to the inhabitant of Devil's Cliff; is this not true, baron?A Romance of the West Indies
- a person or animal that is a permanent resident of a particular place or region
Word Origin and History for inhabitant
early 15c., from Anglo-French inhabitant, from Latin inhabitantem (nominative inhabitans), present participle of inhabitare (see inhabit). Related: Inhabitants. As an adjective, also from early 15c.