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.
- Per inhabitant in 1902 1903, and is increasing.
- The tree swift, or scaly lizard, is also an inhabitant of western and south-western Texas.
- They inhabit chiefly the northern seas, but many abyssal forms occur between the tropics and in the southern parts of the Atlantic and Pacific. They are represented in British waters by eight genera, and about twenty species, only one of which, the burbot (Lola vulgaris), is an inhabitant of fresh waters.
- One of the largest and most widely distributed species of this genus, which includes about twenty, is the Amblystoma tigrinum, an inhabitant of both the east and west of the United States and of a considerable part of the cooler parts of Mexico.