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Pronunciation: (hab'it), [key]
n.
1. an acquired behavior pattern regularly followed until it has become almost involuntary: the habit of looking both ways before crossing the street.
2. customary practice or use: Daily bathing is an American habit.
3. a particular practice, custom, or usage: the habit of shaking hands.
4. a dominant or regular disposition or tendency; prevailing character or quality: She has a habit of looking at the bright side of things.
5. addiction, esp. to narcotics (often prec. by the).
6. mental character or disposition: a habit of mind.
7. characteristic bodily or physical condition.
8. the characteristic form, aspect, mode of growth, etc., of an organism: a twining habit.
9. the characteristic crystalline form of a mineral.
10. garb of a particular rank, profession, religious order, etc.: a monk's habit.
11. the attire worn by a rider of a saddle horse.

v.t.
to clothe; array.

hab•it



Pronunciation: (hab'it), [key]
v.t.
Archaic.to dwell in.

v.i.
Obs.to dwell.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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