- to live together as husband and wife, esp. when not legally married
- to live or exist together; share the same place
Origin of cohabitEcclesiastical Late Latin cohabitare ; from Classical Latin co-, together + habitare, to dwell ; from habitus: see habit
intransitive verbco·hab·it·ed, co·hab·it·ing, co·hab·its
- To live together in a sexual relationship, especially when not legally married.
- To coexist, as animals of different species.
Origin of cohabitLate Latin cohabitare : Latin co-, co- + Latin habitare, to dwell; see inhabit.
- co·hab′i·tant, co·hab′it·er
(third-person singular simple present cohabits, present participle cohabiting, simple past and past participle cohabited)
Latin cohabitō; co- + habitō (“I dwell, I live in”).