Inhabitant definition

ĭn-hăbĭ-tənt
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A person or animal that inhabits some specified region, dwelling, etc.; permanent resident.
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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.

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Someone or thing who lives in a place.
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One that inhabits a place, especially as a permanent resident.

The inhabitants of a fishing village; snakes, lizards, and other inhabitants of the desert.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
inhabitant
Plural:
inhabitants

Origin of inhabitant

  • Old French inhabitant, from Latin inhabitans, present participle of inhabito (“to inhabit”), from in- (“in”) + habitō (“to dwell”) (frequentative of habeō (“to hold”), from Proto-Indo-European *ghabh- (“seize, take, hold, have”).

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