What does inhabit mean?

Definitions for inhabit
ɪnˈhæb ɪtin·hab·it

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. populate, dwell, live, inhabitverb

    inhabit or live in; be an inhabitant of

    "People lived in Africa millions of years ago"; "The people inhabited the islands that are now deserted"; "this kind of fish dwells near the bottom of the ocean"; "deer are populating the woods"

  2. inhabitverb

    be present in

    "sweet memories inhabit this house"

  3. dwell, inhabitverb

    exist or be situated within

    "Strange notions inhabited her mind"


  1. inhabitverb

    To live or reside in some place

  2. inhabitverb

    To be present in or fill some place

  3. Etymology: From enhabiter, from inhabitare (in + habito)

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Inhabitverb

    To dwell in; to hold as a dweller.

    Etymology: habito, Latin.

    Not all are partakers of that grace whereby Christ inhabiteth whom he saveth. Richard Hooker.

    They shall build houses and inhabit them. Isa. lxv. 21.

    She shall be inhabited of devils. Baruch iv. 35.

  2. To Inhabitverb

    To dwell; to live.

    Learn what creatures there inhabit. John Milton.

    They say, wild beasts inhabit here;
    But grief and wrong secure my fear. Edmund Waller.


  1. Inhabit

    Inhabit means to live in, reside in, occupy or populate some place – a so-called habitat.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Inhabitverb

    to live or dwell in; to occupy, as a place of settled residence; as, wild beasts inhabit the forest; men inhabit cities and houses

  2. Inhabitverb

    to have residence in a place; to dwell; to live; to abide

  3. Etymology: [OE. enhabiten, OF. enhabiter, L. inhabitare; pref. in- in + habitare to dwell. See Habit.]


  1. Inhabit

    Inhabit is the third album by the Christian metal band Living Sacrifice and the last album in which DJ record with Living Sacrifice. The album was recorded at Believer's Trauma Studios. Kurt Bachman and Joey Daub of Believer also produced and engineered this album. It was the final album the band would release while under REX. The album would later be reissued with new artwork on the band's new label, Solid State Records.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Inhabit

    in-hab′it, v.t. to dwell in: to occupy.—v.i. (Shak.) to dwell.—adj. Inhab′itable, that may be inhabited.—ns. Inhab′itance, Inhab′itancy, the act of inhabiting: actual residence; Inhab′itant, one who inhabits: a resident.—adj. resident.—ns. Inhabitā′tion, the act of inhabiting: dwelling-place: (Milt.) population; Inhab′iter (B.), an inhabitant; Inhab′itiveness, love of locality and home; Inhab′itress, a female inhabitant. [Fr.,—L., from in, in, habitāre, to dwell.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of inhabit in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of inhabit in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of inhabit in a Sentence

  1. John Adams:

    I Pray Heaven to Bestow The Best of Blessing on THIS HOUSE, and on All that shall hereafter Inhabit it. May none but Honest and Wise Men ever rule under This Roof!

  2. Neil Gemmell:

    While the prospect of looking for evidence of the Loch Ness monster is the hook to this project, there is an extraordinary amount of new knowledge that we will gain from the work about organisms that inhabit Loch Ness – the UK's largest freshwater body.

  3. John F. Kennedy:

    For in the final analysis, our most basic common link, is that we all inhabit this small planet, we all breathe the same air, we all cherish our children's futures, and we are all mortal.

  4. Musician Peter Framptonalso:

    Rest in peace Cloris Leachman you will always inhabit my sense of humour, thank you.

  5. Francesco Petrarch:

    Five enemies of peace inhabit with us--avarice, ambition, envy, anger, and pride if these were to be banished, we should infallibly enjoy perpetual peace.

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