Origin of habitableMiddle English from Old French from Classical Latin habitabilis from habitare, to have possession of, inhabit: see habit and -able
Origin of habitableMiddle English from Old French from Latin habitābilis from habitāre to dwell frequentative of habēre to have ; see ghabh- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more habitable, superlative most habitable)
- Safe and comfortable, where humans, or other animals, can live; fit for habitation.
- After we found the freshwater spring we were more confident that the place was habitable.
Originally derived from the Latin habitābilis (“habitable”), from habitō (“dwell, live”).