What does inhabit mean?

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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

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

  2. inhabitverb

    To be present in or fill some place

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

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

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

  2. Inhabitverb

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

    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. Norman Mailer:

    Ultimately a hero is a man who would argue with the gods, and so awakens devils to contest his vision. The more a man can achieve, the more he may be certain that the devil will inhabit a part of his creation.

  2. Ryan Gosling:

    To be a part of that anyway was surreal, but then to get to set and realize the sets were fully functioning worlds that you could inhabit… The props worked… You were just completely immersed in this universe that you grew up watching and imagining so it was very impressive, overwhelming.

  3. Emeasoba George:

    If you inhabit a positive mindset. You will surround yourself with positive encounters that build an empire of possibilities. Thus, desist from negative thoughts. For, a negative mindset is bound to utter negative words. And that must at the long run yield a negative outcome. So, inspite of your current hardships or challenges dare to think positively. Because, it pays incredibly. -Emeasoba George

  4. 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!

  5. 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.

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    transmit (a signal) for setting off an appropriate response, as in telecommunication
    • A. refine
    • B. moan
    • C. interrogate
    • D. inspire

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