H h


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [hab-i-tuh nt]
    • /ˈhæb ɪ tənt/
    • /ˈhæbɪtənt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [hab-i-tuh nt]
    • /ˈhæb ɪ tənt/

Definitions of habitant word

  • noun habitant an inhabitant. 1
  • noun plural habitant a French settler in Canada or Louisiana, or a descendant of one, especially a farmer. 1
  • noun plural habitant Canadian. a Canadian of French speech and culture, especially one residing in the province of Quebec. 1
  • noun habitant An early French settler in Canada (especially Quebec) or Louisiana. 1
  • noun habitant an early French settler in Canada or Louisiana, esp a small farmer 0
  • noun habitant a descendant of these settlers, esp a farmer 0

Information block about the term

Origin of habitant

First appearance:

before 1480
One of the 25% oldest English words
1480-90; < Latin habitant- (stem of habitāns), present participle of habitāre to inhabit. See habitat, -ant

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Habitant


habitant popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 96% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 54% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

habitant usage trend in Literature

This diagram is provided by Google Ngram Viewer

Synonyms for habitant

noun habitant

  • denizen — A denizen of a particular place is a person, animal, or plant that lives or grows in this place.
  • dweller — to live or stay as a permanent resident; reside.
  • resident — a person who resides in a place.

Top questions with habitant

  • what does habitant mean?

See also

Matching words

Was this page helpful?
Yes No
Thank you for your feedback! Tell your friends about this page
Tell us why?