Inhabit In*hab"it, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Inhabited}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Inhabiting}.] [OE. enhabiten, OF. enhabiter, L. inhabitare; pref. in- in + habitare to dwell. See {Habit}.] To live or dwell in; to occupy, as a place of settled residence; as, wild beasts inhabit the forest; men inhabit cities and houses. [1913 Webster]

The high and lofty One, that inhabiteth eternity. --Is. lvii. 15. [1913 Webster]

O, who would inhabit This bleak world alone? --Moore. [1913 Webster]

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  • Inhabit — In*hab it, v. i. To have residence in a place; to dwell; to live; to abide. [Archaic or Poetic] Shak. [1913 Webster] They say wild beasts inhabit here. Waller. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inhabit — I verb abide, be established in, be resident in, board, colonize, domicile, dwell in, dwell permanently, habitare, have quarters, incolere, keep house, live, lodge, occupy, remain, reside in, room, sojourn, squat, stay, take up residence, tenant …   Law dictionary

  • inhabit — (v.) late 14c., from O.Fr. enhabiter dwell in (12c.), from L. inhabitare to dwell in, from in in (see IN (Cf. in ) (2)) + habitare to dwell, frequentative of habere hold, have (see HABIT (Cf. habit)). Related …   Etymology dictionary

  • inhabit — [v] take up residence in abide, crash, dwell, indwell, live, locate, lodge, make one’s home, occupy, park, people, perch, populate, possess, reside, roost, settle, squat, stay, tenant; concept 226 Ant. depart, leave, move, vacate …   New thesaurus

  • inhabit — ► VERB (inhabited, inhabiting) ▪ live in or occupy. DERIVATIVES inhabitable adjective inhabitation noun. ORIGIN Latin inhabitare, from habitare dwell …   English terms dictionary

  • inhabit — [in hab′it] vt. [ME enhabiten < OFr enhabiter < L inhabitare < in , in + habitare, to dwell < habitus: see HABIT] to dwell or live in (a region, house, etc.); occupy vi. Archaic to dwell; live inhabiter n …   English World dictionary

  • inhabit — verb Etymology: Middle English enhabiten, from Anglo French & Latin; Anglo French inhabiter, enhabiter, from Latin inhabitare, from in + habitare to dwell, frequentative of habēre to have more at give Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. to… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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