habitation


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hab·i·ta·tion

 (hăb′ĭ-tā′shən)
n.
1. The act of inhabiting or the state of being inhabited.
2.
a. A natural environment or locality.
b. A residence.

[Middle English habitacioun, from Latin habitātiō, habitātiōn-, from habitātus, past participle of habitāre, to dwell; see habitable.]

habitation

(ˌhæbɪˈteɪʃən)
n
1. a dwelling place
2. occupation of a dwelling place
ˌhabiˈtational adj

hab•i•ta•tion

(ˌhæb ɪˈteɪ ʃən)

n.
1. a place of residence; dwelling; abode.
2. the act of inhabiting; occupancy by inhabitants.
3. a colony or settlement; community.
[1325–75; Middle English (h)abitacioun (< Anglo-French) < Latin habitātiō a dwelling =habitā(re) to inhabit (see habitat) + -tiō -tion]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.habitation - the native habitat or home of an animal or planthabitation - the native habitat or home of an animal or plant
aerie, aery, eyrie, eyry - any habitation at a high altitude
habitat, home ground - the type of environment in which an organism or group normally lives or occurs; "a marine habitat"; "he felt safe on his home grounds"
den, lair - the habitation of wild animals
2.habitation - housing that someone is living inhabitation - housing that someone is living in; "he built a modest dwelling near the pond"; "they raise money to provide homes for the homeless"
bathroom, bath - a room (as in a residence) containing a bathtub or shower and usually a washbasin and toilet
bedchamber, bedroom, sleeping accommodation, sleeping room, chamber - a room used primarily for sleeping
cliff dwelling - a rock and adobe dwelling built on sheltered ledges in the sides of a cliff; "the Anasazi built cliff dwellings in the southwestern United States"
condo, condominium - one of the dwelling units in a condominium
den - a room that is comfortable and secluded
dinette - a small area off of a kitchen that is used for dining
dining room, dining-room - a room used for dining
dressing room - a room in which you can change clothes
family room - a recreation room in a private house
fixer-upper - a house or other dwelling in need of repair (usually offered for sale at a low price)
fireside, hearth - home symbolized as a part of the fireplace; "driven from hearth and home"; "fighting in defense of their firesides"
hermitage - the abode of a hermit
homestead - dwelling that is usually a farmhouse and adjoining land
house - a dwelling that serves as living quarters for one or more families; "he has a house on Cape Cod"; "she felt she had to get out of the house"
housing, living accommodations, lodging - structures collectively in which people are housed
kitchen - a room equipped for preparing meals
lake dwelling, pile dwelling - dwelling built on piles in or near a lake; specifically in prehistoric villages
front room, living room, living-room, sitting room, parlor, parlour - a room in a private house or establishment where people can sit and talk and relax
indian lodge, lodge - any of various Native American dwellings
messuage - (law) a dwelling house and its adjacent buildings and the adjacent land used by the household
semi-detached house - a dwelling that is attached to something on only one side
vacation home - a dwelling (a second home) where you live while you are on vacation
yurt - a circular domed dwelling that is portable and self-supporting; originally used by nomadic Mongol and Turkic people of central Asia but now used as inexpensive alternative or temporary housing
3.habitation - the act of dwelling in or living permanently in a place (said of both animals and men); "he studied the creation and inhabitation and demise of the colony"
occupancy, tenancy - an act of being a tenant or occupant
cohabitation - the act of living together and having a sexual relationship (especially without being married)
bivouacking, camping, tenting, encampment - the act of encamping and living in tents in a camp

habitation

noun
1. occupation, living in, residence, tenancy, occupancy, residency, inhabitance, inhabitancy 20 percent of private-rented dwellings are unfit for human habitation.
2. (Formal) dwelling, home, house, residence, quarters, lodging, pad (slang), abode, living quarters, domicile, dwelling house Behind the habitations, the sandstone cliffs rose abruptly.

habitation

noun
A building or shelter where one lives:
abode, domicile, dwelling, home, house, lodging (often used in plural), place, residence.
Chiefly British: dig (used in plural).
Translations
سَكَن، سُكْنى
bydleníobydlí
beboelse
bústaîur
bývanie
oturma

habitation

[ˌhæbɪˈteɪʃən] N
1. (= act) → habitación f
to be fit/unfit for (human) habitationestar/no estar en condiciones de habitabilidad
there was no sign of (human) habitationno había señales de que estuviera habitado
2. (= dwelling) → residencia f, morada f; (= house) → domicilio m

habitation

[ˌhæbɪˈteɪʃən] nhabitation f
unfit for human habitation → inhabitable
fit for human habitation → habitablehabit-forming [ˈhæbɪtfɔːrmɪŋ] adj
tobacco is habit-forming → le tabac crée une accoutumance

habitation

n(Be)wohnen nt; (= place)Wohnstätte f, → Behausung f; to show signs of habitationbewohnt aussehen; unfit for human habitationmenschenunwürdig, für Wohnzwecke nicht geeignet

habitation

[ˌhæbɪˈteɪʃn] nabitazione f
fit for human habitation → abitabile

habitable

(ˈhӕbitəbl) adjective
(negative unhabitable) (usually of buildings) fit to be lived in. The house is no longer habitable – the roof is collapsing.
ˈhabitat (-tӕt) noun
the natural home of an animal or plant. The Antarctic is the penguin's natural habitat.
ˌhabiˈtation noun
the act of living in (a building etc). These houses are not fit for human habitation.
References in classic literature ?
Thus we behold Kentucke, lately an howling wilderness, the habitation of savages and wild beasts, become a fruitful field; this region, so favourably distinguished by nature, now become the habitation of civilization, at a period unparalleled in history, in the midst of a raging war, and under all the disadvantages of emigration to a country so remote from the inhabited parts of the continent.
Behind and above where she stood the towering woods seemed to be waiting with opened ranks to absorb her with the little cabin she had quitted, dwarfed into insignificance in the vast prospect; but nowhere was there another sign or indication of human life and habitation.
The House of the Seven Gables, antique as it now looks, was not the first habitation erected by civilized man on precisely the same spot of ground.
My heart was a habitation large enough for many guests, but lonely and chill, and without a household fire.
There is--there is; clouds and darkness are around about him, but righteousness and judgment are the habitation of his throne.
Linnaeus said long ago, "Nescio quae facies laeta, glabra plantis Americanis" (I know not what there is of joyous and smooth in the aspect of American plants); and I think that in this country there are no, or at most very few, Africanae bestiae, African beasts, as the Romans called them, and that in this respect also it is peculiarly fitted for the habitation of man.
It was the only habitation in the whole Gemmi Pass.
One set might recommend their all removing to Donwell, and leaving Hartfield for the John Knightleys; and another might predict disagreements among their servants; but yet, upon the whole, there was no serious objection raised, except in one habitation, the Vicarage.
Jennings was in the habit of spending a large portion of the year at the houses of her children and friends, she was not without a settled habitation of her own.
Every little habitation within the great foul nest of one high building--that is to say, the room or rooms within every door that opened on the general staircase--left its own heap of refuse on its own landing, besides flinging other refuse from its own windows.
There was a black barge, or some other kind of superannuated boat, not far off, high and dry on the ground, with an iron funnel sticking out of it for a chimney and smoking very cosily; but nothing else in the way of a habitation that was visible to me.
Whether this was true I do not know, but I know that in the glen dwelt a certain woman of the woods, who had her habitation in a cave and lived upon what she could kill or steal or dig up with her hands.