habitable[hab′it ə bəl]
Origin of habitableMiddle English ; from Old French ; from Classical Latin habitabilis ; from habitare, to have possession of, inhabit: see habit and amp; -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”).