Habit Hab"it (h[a^]b"[i^]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Habited}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Habiting}.] [OE. habiten to dwell, F. habiter, fr. L. habitare to have frequently, to dwell, intens. fr. habere to have. See {Habit}, n.] 1. To inhabit. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

In thilke places as they [birds] habiten. --Rom. of R. [1913 Webster]

2. To dress; to clothe; to array. [1913 Webster]

They habited themselves like those rural deities. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

3. To accustom; to habituate. [Obs.] --Chapman. [1913 Webster]

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  • Habited — Hab it*ed (h[a^]b [i^]t*[e^]d), p. p. & a. 1. Clothed; arrayed; dressed; as, he was habited like a shepherd. [1913 Webster] 2. Fixed by habit; accustomed. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] So habited he was in sobriety. Fuller. [1913 Webster] 3. Inhabited.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • habited — clothed clothed adj. 1. wearing clothing. [Narrower terms: {adorned(predicate), bedecked(predicate), decked(predicate), decked out(predicate)}; {appareled, attired, clad, dressed, garbed, garmented, habilimented, robed}; {arrayed, panoplied};… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • habited — habited1 /hab i tid/, adj. dressed or clothed, esp. in a habit: habited nuns. [1595 1605; HABIT1 + ED3] habited2 /hab i tid/, adj. Archaic. inhabited. [HABIT2 + ED2] * * * …   Universalium

  • habited — /ˈhæbətəd/ (say habuhtuhd) adjective 1. inhabited: a habited island. 2. dressed in the habit of a religious order. 3. Obsolete clothed …   Australian English dictionary

  • habited — adjective dressed in a habit the habited men of the monastery • Similar to: ↑clothed, ↑clad …   Useful english dictionary

  • spring-habited — ˈ ̷ ̷|habə̇d.əd adjective of wheat : having growth of such a character as to mature and produce seed in one growing season from spring sowing compare winter habited …   Useful english dictionary

  • winter-habited — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷|habə̇d.ə̇d adjective : having growth of such a character as to require a period of cold weather to mature and produce seed used especially of a winter wheat; compare spring habited …   Useful english dictionary

  • ill-habited — ill habited, hearted etc.: see ill B …   Useful english dictionary

  • be habited — archaic be dressed. → habit …   English new terms dictionary

  • spring-habited — spring hab·it·ed …   English syllables

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