Definitions for habitatˈhæb ɪˌtæt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

hab•i•tatˈhæb ɪˌtæt(n.)

  1. the natural environment of an organism; place that is natural for the life and growth of an organism:

    a jungle habitat.

    Category: Ecology

  2. the place where one is usu. found.

  3. a special environment for living in over an extended period, as an underwater research vessel.

  4. Ref: habitation (def. 1). 1

Origin of habitat:

1755–65; < L: it inhabits, 3rd sing. pres. indic. of habitāre, freq. of habēre to have, hold

Princeton's WordNet

  1. habitat, home ground(noun)

    the type of environment in which an organism or group normally lives or occurs

    "a marine habitat"; "he felt safe on his home grounds"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. habitat(noun)ˈhæb ɪˌtæt

    the type of place where a plant or animal usually lives

    the marsh habitat of the red-winged blackbird

Wiktionary

  1. habitat(Noun)

    A specific place or natural conditions in which a plant or animal lives.

  2. Origin: From habitat (used in Floras and Faunas), from habito.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Habitat(verb)

    the natural abode, locality or region of an animal or plant

  2. Habitat(verb)

    place where anything is commonly found

Freebase

  1. Habitat

    Habitat is an ecological or environmental area that is inhabited by a particular species of animal, plant, or other type of organism. It is the natural environment in which an organism lives, or the physical environment that surrounds a species population.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'habitat' in Nouns Frequency: #2398


Translations for habitat

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

habitat(noun)

the natural home of an animal or plant

The Antarctic is the penguin's natural habitat.

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