Origin of inhabitantMiddle English inhabitaunt from Old French inhabitant from Classical Latin inhabitans, present participle of inhabitare
The definition of an inhabitant is a person or animal that lives in a particular place.
An animal that lives in a forest is an example of a forest inhabitant.
a person or animal that inhabits some specified region, dwelling, etc.; permanent resident
One that inhabits a place, especially as a permanent resident: the inhabitants of a fishing village; snakes, lizards, and other inhabitants of the desert.
- It would be better if there were but one inhabitant to a square mile, as where I live.
- The tree swift, or scaly lizard, is also an inhabitant of western and south-western Texas.
- Per inhabitant in 1902 1903, and is increasing.
- The Italian local authorities, communes and provinces alike, have considerably increased their indebtedness since 1882, The ratio of communal and provincial debt per inhabitant has grown from 30.79 lire (~1, 4s.
- It is essentially an inhabitant of tidal waters and estuaries, and often goes out to sea; hence its wide distribution, from the whole coast of Bengal to southern China, to the northern coasts of Australia and even to the Fiji islands.