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1. An inhabitant.
2. also ha·bi·tan (ă′bē-täN′) An inhabitant of French ancestry living in Canada, especially Quebec, or in Louisiana.
[Middle English, from Old French, from present participle of habiter, to dwell, from Latin habitāre; see habitable.]
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1. a less common word for inhabitant
2. (Historical Terms)
a. an early French settler in Canada or Louisiana, esp a small farmer
b. a descendant of these settlers, esp a farmer
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hab•it•ant1(ˈhæb ɪ tənt)
[1480–90; < Latin habitant-, s. of habitāns, present participle of habitāre to inhabit. See habitat, -ant]
ha•bi•tant2(ˈhæb ɪ tənt; Fr. a biˈtɑ̃)
n., pl. ha•bi•tants (ˈhæb ɪ tənts; Fr. a biˈtɑ̃)
a French Canadian, esp. a French-speaking inhabitant of rural Quebec.
[1780–90; < French, present participle of habiter < Latin habitāre]
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|Noun||1.||habitant - a person who inhabits a particular place|
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
European - a native or inhabitant of Europe
Austronesian - a native or inhabitant of Austronesia
American - a native or inhabitant of a North American or Central American or South American country
American - a native or inhabitant of the United States
Alsatian - a native or inhabitant of Alsace
borderer - an inhabitant of a border area (especially the border between Scotland and England)
easterner - an inhabitant of an eastern area; especially of the U.S.
Hittite - a member of an ancient people who inhabited Anatolia and northern Syria about 2000 to 1200 BC
Latin - an inhabitant of ancient Latium
liver - someone who lives in a place; "a liver in cities"
marcher - an inhabitant of a border district
Nazarene - an inhabitant of Nazareth
Northerner - an inhabitant of the North
Numidian - an inhabitant of ancient Numidia
Occidental - a native inhabitant of the Occident
Philistine - a member of an Aegean people who settled ancient Philistia around the 12th century BC
Phrygian - a native or inhabitant of Phrygia
plainsman - an inhabitant of a plains region (especially the Great Plains of North America)
occupant, occupier, resident - someone who lives at a particular place for a prolonged period or who was born there
Trinidadian - inhabitant or native of Trinidad
villager - one who has lived in a village most of their life
westerner - an inhabitant of a western area; especially of the U.S.
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