- The definition of inhabit is to live in or occupy a place.
An example of inhabit is when raccoons live in your attic.
Origin of inhabitMiddle English enhabiten ; from Old French enhabiter ; from Classical Latin inhabitare ; from in-, in + habitare, to dwell ; from habitus: see habit
verbin·hab·it·ed, in·hab·it·ing, in·hab·its
- To live or reside in: Dinosaurs inhabited the earth millions of years ago.
- To be present in; fill: Old childhood memories inhabit the attic.
verb, intransitive Archaic
Origin of inhabitMiddle English enhabiten, from Old French enhabiter, from Latin inhabitāre : in-, in; see in–2 + habitāre, to dwell, frequentative of habēre, to have; see ghabh- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present inhabits, present participle inhabiting, simple past and past participle inhabited)
From Old French enhabiter, from Latin inhabitare (in + habitare)