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Definition of the noun habitation

What does habitation mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: habitations

  1. the native habitat or home of an animal or plant
    • lexical domain: Locations - nouns denoting spatial position
    • more generic terms: habitat / home ground = the type of environment in which an organism or group normally lives or occurs
    • more specific words:
  2. housing that someone is living in
  3. the act of dwelling in or living permanently in a place (said of both animals and men)

Alternative definition of the noun habitation


  1. The act of inhabiting; state of inhabiting or dwelling, or of being inhabited; occupancy.
  2. A place of abode; settled dwelling; residence; house.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for habitation

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Google previewPulpit Themes, and Preacher's Assistant (1868)

Outlines of Sermons, by the Author of "Helps for the Pulpit." To which is Appended, The Art of Preaching, Practically Developed in the "Confessions" of F.V. Reinhard

A habitation is the place of rest and repose after the toils and fatigues of the day. Night is the time for rest; How sweet when labours close, To gather round an aching breast, The curtain of repose, Stretch the tired limbs, and lay the head, Down ...

Google previewThe Mendicant Houses of Medieval London, 1221-1539 (2004)

by Jens Röhrkasten

The only exception to the rule of early London habitation is the Minoresses whose house was founded in the late thirteenth century.

Google previewMussolini's Cities

Habitation is the set of actions through which the geographical self commits itself to place. Soja (1996) has made the point that 'thirdspace' is a world which is not only perceived but actively lived and perceptively experienced in historical, ...

Google previewA Handy Poetical Anglo-Saxon Dictionary (1885)

Based on Groschopp's Grein. Edited, Revised, and Corrected with Grammatical Appendix, List of Irregular Verbs, and Brief Etymological Features by Christian Wilhelm Michael Grein

habitation,paradise. eard-stapa, w. m. one ...

Google previewA Thesaurus Dictionary of the English Language Designed to Suggest Immediately Any Desired Word Needed to Express Exactly a Given Idea (1906)

A Dictionary, Synonyms, Antonyms, Idioms, Foreign Phrases, Pronunciations, a Copious Correlation of Words by Francis Andrew March

DWELLER—HABITATION—C0nlinued. Hospice. Hostel. Hostelry. Hotel. House. Household. Household g Housing. Hovel. Hut. A smal Hacienda [Sp.]. A large country estate. Hall. A large building for public use. Haunt. A place of frequent ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of the Laws of England (1897)

Being a New Abridgment by the Most Eminent Legal Authorities by Sir Alexander Wood Renton, William Bowstead

Provision is made for the closing and demolition of houses which are unfit for human habitation, and for dealing with houses which, although not in themselves unfit for human habitation, yet so obstruct light or air as to make adjoining houses ...

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Quotes about habitation

After having dispatched a meal, I went ashore, and found no habitation save a single house, and that without an occupant; we had no doubt that the people had fled in terror at our approach, as the house was completely furnished. (Christopher Columbus)
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Scrabble value of H4A1B3I1T1A1T1I1O1N1

The value of this 10-letter word is 15 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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