What does habitable mean?

Definitions for habitableˈhæb ɪ tə bəl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. habitable, inhabitable(adj)

    fit for habitation

    "the habitable world"


  1. habitable(Adjective)

    Safe and comfortable, where humans, or other animals, can live; fit for habitation.

    After we found the freshwater spring we were more confident that the place was habitable.

  2. Origin: Originally derived from the habitabilis, from habito.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Habitable(adj)

    capable of being inhabited; that may be inhabited or dwelt in; as, the habitable world

  2. Origin: [F. habitable, L. habitabilis.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Habitable

    hab′it-a-bl, adj. that may be dwelt in.—ns. Habitabil′ity, Hab′itableness.—adv. Hab′itably.—ns. Hab′itant, an inhabitant; Hab′itat, the natural abode or locality of an animal or plant: place of abode generally; Habitā′tion, act of inhabiting: a dwelling or residence: a group, lodge, company, as of the so-called 'Primrose League.' [Fr.,—L. habitabilishabitāre, -ātum, to inhabit, freq. of habēre, to have.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of habitable in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of habitable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. John Dryden:

    Look around the habitable world, how few Know their own good, or knowing it, pursue.

  2. Jason Dittmann:

    What I truly find exciting is that we have a potentially habitable, rocky planet orbiting a nearby star that is currently very calm and stable and doesn't flare, we're essentially running down the list of the things we want in a habitable planet and checking the boxes.

  3. Jon Jenkins:

    It’s simply awe-inspiring to consider that this planet has spent 6 billion years in the habitable zone of its star, that’s considerable time and opportunity for life to arise somewhere on its surface or in its oceans should all the necessary ingredients and conditions for life exist on this planet.

  4. Charles Dickens:

    If its individual citizens, to a man, are to be believed, it always is depressed, and always is stagnated, and always is at an alarming crisis, and never was otherwise; though as a body, they are ready to make oath upon the Evangelists, at any hour of the day or night, that it is the most thriving and prosperous of all countries on the habitable globe.

  5. Max Popp:

    Science fiction gave many valuable ideas of what habitable climates could look like in the past when planetary climates were not well understood, in recent years, three-dimensional climate simulations have allowed scientists to gain a better understanding of the range of possible habitable climates. So I hope that the scientific insights on habitable climates will now make their way back into film and literature.

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