Definitions for inhabitantɪnˈhæb ɪ tənt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

in•hab•it•antɪnˈhæb ɪ tənt(n.)

  1. a person or animal that inhabits a place, esp. as a permanent resident.

Origin of inhabitant:

1400–50; late ME < L

Princeton's WordNet

  1. inhabitant, habitant, dweller, denizen, indweller(noun)

    a person who inhabits a particular place

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. inhabitant(noun)ɪnˈhæb ɪ tənt

    ***one of the people who live in a place

    the inhabitants of the village


  1. inhabitant(Noun)

    Someone or thing who lives in a place.

  2. Origin: inhabitant, from inhabitans, present participle of inhabito, from in- + habito (frequentative of habeo, from ghabh-.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Inhabitant(noun)

    one who dwells or resides permanently in a place, as distinguished from a transient lodger or visitor; as, an inhabitant of a house, a town, a city, county, or state

  2. Inhabitant(noun)

    one who has a legal settlement in a town, city, or parish; a permanent resident

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz


    A native of any village, town or city. OLDEST INHABITANT The Champion Liar.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'inhabitant' in Nouns Frequency: #2154

Translations for inhabitant

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a person or animal that lives permanently in a place

the inhabitants of the village; tigers, leopards and other inhabitants of the jungle.

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