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Habima
Habit
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Habitat definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

HAB'ITAT, n. Habitation.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: the type of environment in which an organism or group normally lives or occurs; "a marine habitat"; "he felt safe on his home grounds" [syn: habitat, home ground]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Latin, it inhabits, from habitare Date: 1796 1. a. the place or environment where a plant or animal naturally or normally lives and grows b. the typical place of residence of a person or a group c. a housing for a controlled physical environment in which people can live under surrounding inhospitable conditions (as under the sea) 2. the place where something is commonly found

Britannica Concise

Place where an organism or a community of organisms lives, incl. all living and nonliving factors or conditions of the surrounding environment. A host organism inhabited by parasites is as much a habitat as a place on land such as a grove of trees or an aquatic locality such as a small pond. "Microhabitat" refers to the conditions and organisms in the immediate vicinity of a plant or animal.

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 the natural home of an organism. 2 a habitation. Etymology: L, = it dwells: see HABITANT

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Habitat Hab`i*tat, n. [L., it dwells, fr. habitare. See Habit, v. t.] 1. (Biol.) The natural abode, locality or region of an animal or plant. 2. Place where anything is commonly found. This word has its habitat in Oxfordshire. --Earle.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(habitats) The habitat of an animal or plant is the natural environment in which it normally lives or grows. In its natural habitat, the hibiscus will grow up to 25ft... N-VAR: usu supp N

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. Natural locality (of a plant or an animal), area of distribution.

Moby Thesaurus

abode, alentours, ambience, ambit, bailiwick, borderlands, circle, circuit, circumambiencies, circumjacencies, circumstances, compass, context, domain, element, entourage, environing circumstances, environment, environs, gestalt, haunt, home, locale, locality, milieu, native environment, neighborhood, outposts, outskirts, perimeter, periphery, precincts, purlieus, range, realm, site, situation, stamping ground, suburbs, surroundings, terrain, territory, total environment, vicinage, vicinity



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