inhabit

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inhabit

be present in, make one’s home or live in: I inhabit a remodeled church.
Not to be confused with:
inhibit – hold in check, restrain: The police officer will inhibit rowdy behavior.

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 ?
In conclusion I may observe, that the Struthio rhea inhabits the country of La Plata as far as a little south of the Rio Negro in lat.
It is but a superficial mode of examining into this question to begin with the place and the people; for it may happen that these may be divided from that, or that some one of them may live in one place, and some in another (but this question may be regarded as no very knotty one; for, as a city may acquire that appellation on many accounts, it may be solved many ways); and in like manner, when men inhabit one common place, when shall we say that they inhabit the same city, or that the city is the same?
I ask the honorable commission, if the moon is not habitable, has she ever been inhabited, Citizen Barbicane?"
Barbicane, therefore, hastened to get in a word, and began by asking his new friend whether he thought that the moon and the planets were inhabited.
It would be difficult to find another portion of the world, of the same extent, which has so little useless land as the inhabited parts of the American Union.
The kingdom is a peninsula, terminated to the north-east by a ridge of mountains thirty miles high, which are altogether impassable, by reason of the volcanoes upon the tops: neither do the most learned know what sort of mortals inhabit beyond those mountains, or whether they be inhabited at all.
On the same day we proceeded to the palace inhabited by Lord Montbarry at the time of his last illness and death.
As the larger ground-feeding birds seldom take flight except to escape danger, I believe that the nearly wingless condition of several birds, which now inhabit or have lately inhabited several oceanic islands, tenanted by no beast of prey, has been caused by disuse.
One inhabited a deep pond, far removed from public view; the other lived in a gully containing little water, and traversed by a country road.
These men painted that hideous wilderness in charming colours, told us that we should find a country watered with navigable rivers, and inhabited by a people that would either inform us of the way, or accompany us in it.
The country was evidently habitable and inhabited. Troops of hippopotami could be seen disporting themselves in the forests of reeds, or plunging beneath the whitish waters of the lake.
They inhabit the banks of a river on the west side of the mountains, and are described as simple, honest, and hospitable.