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in·hab·it

 (ĭn-hăb′ĭt)
v. in·hab·it·ed, in·hab·it·ing, in·hab·its
v.tr.
1. To live or reside in: Dinosaurs inhabited the earth millions of years ago.
2. To be present in; fill: Old childhood memories inhabit the attic.
v.intr. Archaic
To dwell.

[Middle English enhabiten, from Old French enhabiter, from Latin inhabitāre : in-, in; see in-2 + habitāre, to dwell, frequentative of habēre, to have; see ghabh- in Indo-European roots.]

in·hab′it·a·bil′i·ty n.
in·hab′it·a·ble adj.
in·hab′i·ta′tion n.
in·hab′it·er n.

inhabit

(ɪnˈhæbɪt)
vb, -its, -iting or -ited
1. (tr) to live or dwell in; occupy
2. (intr) archaic to abide or dwell
[C14: from Latin inhabitāre, from habitāre to dwell]
inˈhabitable adj
inˌhabitaˈbility n
inˌhabiˈtation n

in•hab•it

(ɪnˈhæb ɪt)
v.t.
1. to live or dwell in (a place), as people or animals.
2. to exist or be situated within; dwell in: Weird notions inhabit his mind.
[1325–75; Middle English < Middle French < Latin inhabitāre=in- in-2 + habitāre to dwell]
in•hab′it•a•ble, adj.
in•hab′it•er, n.

inhabit


Past participle: inhabited
Gerund: inhabiting

Imperative
inhabit
inhabit
Present
I inhabit
you inhabit
he/she/it inhabits
we inhabit
you inhabit
they inhabit
Preterite
I inhabited
you inhabited
he/she/it inhabited
we inhabited
you inhabited
they inhabited
Present Continuous
I am inhabiting
you are inhabiting
he/she/it is inhabiting
we are inhabiting
you are inhabiting
they are inhabiting
Present Perfect
I have inhabited
you have inhabited
he/she/it has inhabited
we have inhabited
you have inhabited
they have inhabited
Past Continuous
I was inhabiting
you were inhabiting
he/she/it was inhabiting
we were inhabiting
you were inhabiting
they were inhabiting
Past Perfect
I had inhabited
you had inhabited
he/she/it had inhabited
we had inhabited
you had inhabited
they had inhabited
Future
I will inhabit
you will inhabit
he/she/it will inhabit
we will inhabit
you will inhabit
they will inhabit
Future Perfect
I will have inhabited
you will have inhabited
he/she/it will have inhabited
we will have inhabited
you will have inhabited
they will have inhabited
Future Continuous
I will be inhabiting
you will be inhabiting
he/she/it will be inhabiting
we will be inhabiting
you will be inhabiting
they will be inhabiting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been inhabiting
you have been inhabiting
he/she/it has been inhabiting
we have been inhabiting
you have been inhabiting
they have been inhabiting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been inhabiting
you will have been inhabiting
he/she/it will have been inhabiting
we will have been inhabiting
you will have been inhabiting
they will have been inhabiting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been inhabiting
you had been inhabiting
he/she/it had been inhabiting
we had been inhabiting
you had been inhabiting
they had been inhabiting
Conditional
I would inhabit
you would inhabit
he/she/it would inhabit
we would inhabit
you would inhabit
they would inhabit
Past Conditional
I would have inhabited
you would have inhabited
he/she/it would have inhabited
we would have inhabited
you would have inhabited
they would have inhabited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.inhabit - inhabit or live in; be an inhabitant of; "People lived in Africa millions of years ago"; "The people inhabited the islands that are now deserted"; "this kind of fish dwells near the bottom of the ocean"; "deer are populating the woods"
tenant - occupy as a tenant
neighbor, neighbour - live or be located as a neighbor; "the neighboring house"
lodge in, occupy, reside - live (in a certain place); "She resides in Princeton"; "he occupies two rooms on the top floor"
domicile, domiciliate, reside, shack - make one's home in a particular place or community; "may parents reside in Florida"
people - furnish with people; "The plains are sparsely populated"
overpopulate - cause to have too great a population; "Some towns in New Jersey are becoming overpopulated"
cohabit, live together, shack up - share living quarters; usually said of people who are not married and live together as a couple
lodge - be a lodger; stay temporarily; "Where are you lodging in Paris?"
bivouac, camp, camp out, encamp, tent - live in or as if in a tent; "Can we go camping again this summer?"; "The circus tented near the town"; "The houseguests had to camp in the living room"
nest - inhabit a nest, usually after building; "birds are nesting outside my window every Spring"
be - occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere; "Where is my umbrella?" "The toolshed is in the back"; "What is behind this behavior?"
room, board - live and take one's meals at or in; "she rooms in an old boarding house"
2.inhabit - be present in; "sweet memories inhabit this house"
infest - live on or in a host, as of parasites
infest, overrun, invade - occupy in large numbers or live on a host; "the Kudzu plant infests much of the South and is spreading to the North"
be - occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere; "Where is my umbrella?" "The toolshed is in the back"; "What is behind this behavior?"
3.inhabit - exist or be situated within; "Strange notions inhabited her mind"
exist, be - have an existence, be extant; "Is there a God?"

inhabit

verb live in, people, occupy, populate, reside in, tenant, lodge in, dwell in, colonize, take up residence in, abide in, make your home in the people who inhabit these islands

inhabit

verb
To live in (a place), as does a people:
Translations
يَسْكُن، يَقْطُن، يُقيم
obývat
bebo
lifa/búa í
gyvenamasgyventi
apdzīvotmājot
bebobefolkauppta

inhabit

[ɪnˈhæbɪt] VT [+ house] → ocupar; [+ town, country] → vivir en, habitar (frm); [animal] → habitar
a place inhabited by ghostsun lugar habitado por fantasmas

inhabit

[ɪnˈhæbɪt] vt [+ country, island, region, town] → habiter; [+ house] → demeurer dans
the people who inhabit these islands → les gens qui habitent ces îles
the people who inhabited this house before us → les gens qui demeuraient dans cette maison avant nous

inhabit

vtbewohnen; (animals)leben in (+dat)

inhabit

[ɪnˈhæbɪt] vt (house) → abitare (in); (town, country) → vivere in

inhabit

(inˈhabit) verb
(of people, animals etc) to live in (a region etc). Polar bears inhabit the Arctic region; That house is now inhabited by a Polish family.
inˈhabitable adjective
(negative uninhabitable) fit to be lived in. The building was no longer inhabitable.
inˈhabitant noun
a person or animal that lives permanently in a place. the inhabitants of the village; tigers, leopards and other inhabitants of the jungle.
References in classic literature ?
It seems," explained the professor, "that in the early days there was a strange race of people, inhabiting Central America, with a somewhat high civilization, only traces of which remained when the Spaniards came.
Dashwood indulged herself in the pleasure of announcing to her son-in-law and his wife that she was provided with a house, and should incommode them no longer than till every thing were ready for her inhabiting it.
The last point left on which it is necessary for me to instruct you refers to the persons inhabiting the house, and to certain preposterous claims on their behalf set up by a solicitor named Pendril; who has, no doubt, interested reasons of his own for making application to me.
I should be there again soon, no doubt; I might sleep again - perhaps often - in my old room; but the days of my inhabiting there were gone, and the old time was past.
And as it is to be appropriated to this use with the consent of the State ceding it; as the State will no doubt provide in the compact for the rights and the consent of the citizens inhabiting it; as the inhabitants will find sufficient inducements of interest to become willing parties to the cession; as they will have had their voice in the election of the government which is to exercise authority over them; as a municipal legislature for local purposes, derived from their own suffrages, will of course be allowed them; and as the authority of the legislature of the State, and of the inhabitants of the ceded part of it, to concur in the cession, will be derived from the whole people of the State in their adoption of the Constitution, every imaginable objection seems to be obviated.
That which was addressed to the people inhabiting the country now comprised within the limits of King's County, was as follows:--
Was the tribe inhabiting the Isle of Thanet of a ferocious disposition, I wonder, and ready to fall with stone-studded clubs and wooden lances hardened in the fire, upon the backs of unwary mariners?
For my own part, I think it just as probable that human beings were living in the valleys of the Marquesas three thousand years ago as that they were inhabiting the land of Egypt.
The government of the United States began to view with a wary eye the growing influence thus acquired by combinations of foreigners, over the aboriginal tribes inhabiting its territories, and endeavored to counteract it.
He told me on the steamer that he was driven out of his own land by Demah-Kerazi which is a devil inhabiting crowds and assemblies," said Abdul.
The man who to a certain extent took my place in Therese's favour was the old father of the dancing girls inhabiting the ground floor.
And there was revived in her the wretched sentiment which had often come to her before, that in inhabiting the fleshly tabernacle with which Nature had endowed her she was somehow doing wrong.