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co·hab·it

 (kō-hăb′ĭt)
intr.v. co·hab·it·ed, co·hab·it·ing, co·hab·its
1. To live together in a sexual relationship, especially when not legally married.
2. To coexist, as animals of different species.

[Late Latin cohabitāre : Latin co-, co- + Latin habitāre, to dwell; see inhabit.]

co·hab′i·tant, co·hab′it·er n.
co·hab′i·ta′tion n.
co·hab′i·ta′tion·al adj.

cohabit

(kəʊˈhæbɪt)
vb
(Sociology) (intr) to live together in a conjugal relationship, esp without being married
[C16: via Late Latin, from Latin co- together + habitāre to live]
ˌcohabiˈtee, coˈhabitant, coˈhabiter, coˈhabitor n

co•hab•it

(koʊˈhæb ɪt)

v.i.
1. to live together as husband and wife, usu. without legal or religious sanction.
2. to live together in an intimate relationship.
3. to dwell with another or share the same place, as different species of animals.
[1520–30; < Late Latin cohabitāre <co- co- + habitāre to have possession, frequentative of habēre to have]
co•hab′it•ant, co•hab′it•er, n.
co•hab`i•ta′tion, n.

cohabit


Past participle: cohabited
Gerund: cohabiting

Imperative
cohabit
cohabit
Present
I cohabit
you cohabit
he/she/it cohabits
we cohabit
you cohabit
they cohabit
Preterite
I cohabited
you cohabited
he/she/it cohabited
we cohabited
you cohabited
they cohabited
Present Continuous
I am cohabiting
you are cohabiting
he/she/it is cohabiting
we are cohabiting
you are cohabiting
they are cohabiting
Present Perfect
I have cohabited
you have cohabited
he/she/it has cohabited
we have cohabited
you have cohabited
they have cohabited
Past Continuous
I was cohabiting
you were cohabiting
he/she/it was cohabiting
we were cohabiting
you were cohabiting
they were cohabiting
Past Perfect
I had cohabited
you had cohabited
he/she/it had cohabited
we had cohabited
you had cohabited
they had cohabited
Future
I will cohabit
you will cohabit
he/she/it will cohabit
we will cohabit
you will cohabit
they will cohabit
Future Perfect
I will have cohabited
you will have cohabited
he/she/it will have cohabited
we will have cohabited
you will have cohabited
they will have cohabited
Future Continuous
I will be cohabiting
you will be cohabiting
he/she/it will be cohabiting
we will be cohabiting
you will be cohabiting
they will be cohabiting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been cohabiting
you have been cohabiting
he/she/it has been cohabiting
we have been cohabiting
you have been cohabiting
they have been cohabiting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been cohabiting
you will have been cohabiting
he/she/it will have been cohabiting
we will have been cohabiting
you will have been cohabiting
they will have been cohabiting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been cohabiting
you had been cohabiting
he/she/it had been cohabiting
we had been cohabiting
you had been cohabiting
they had been cohabiting
Conditional
I would cohabit
you would cohabit
he/she/it would cohabit
we would cohabit
you would cohabit
they would cohabit
Past Conditional
I would have cohabited
you would have cohabited
he/she/it would have cohabited
we would have cohabited
you would have cohabited
they would have cohabited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.cohabit - share living quarters; usually said of people who are not married and live together as a couple
inhabit, live, populate, dwell - 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"
miscegenate - marry or cohabit with a person of another race
Translations

cohabit

[kəʊˈhæbɪt] VIcohabitar (with sb con algn)

cohabit

[kəʊˈhæbɪt] vivivre en concubinage, vivre maritalement
to cohabit with sb → vivre en concubinage avec qn, vivre maritalement avec qn

cohabit

vi (esp Jur) → in nichtehelicher or nicht ehelicher Lebensgemeinschaft leben, zusammenleben

cohabit

[kəʊˈhæbɪt] vi (frm) to cohabit (with sb)coabitare (con qn)

cohabit

vi. cohabitar, vivir en unión sin matrimonio legal.
References in classic literature ?
It is the same whether a man eat, or drink, or cohabit, or sleep sensually.
He teaches how to eat, drink, cohabit, void excrement and urine, and the like, elevating what is mean, and does not falsely excuse himself by calling these things trifles.
Old Dorion was one of those French creoles, descendants of the ancient Canadian stock, who abound on the western frontier, and amalgamate or cohabit with the savages.
Before you decide to cohabit, consider how you will untangle your affairs if the relationship doesn't work out.
It is not clear whether fathers who cohabit with mothers at birth and subsequently get married will more closely align with their continuously married or continuously cohabiting counterparts.
In its recently released study, A family affair--The status of cohabitation in Namibia', the LAC suggest that most people prefer to cohabit as it save costs on living expenses or to test the relationship before formalising it.
Baxter (2005) examines the household division of labour of married and cohabiting couples, and finds that couples who cohabit prior to marriage have a more egalitarian division of labour than those who do not cohabit prior to marriage.
While couples in the United States typically cohabit for only a short spell and often do so as a prelude to marriage or following a divorce (Forste 2002), cohabitation is a much more socially acceptable and enduring relationship in Denmark.
Couples who cohabit and deliberately choose not to marry forgo the responsibilities and obligations and also the legal benefits of marriage," the bishops argued.
But women often cohabit precisely because they view marriage as different and sacred.
What's more, they both have lovers, one lasting twenty years, with whom they do not cohabit nor have any plans to do so.