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    • US Pronunciation
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    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [hab-i-tat]
    • /ˈhæb ɪˌtæt/
    • /ˈhæb.ɪ.tæt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [hab-i-tat]
    • /ˈhæb ɪˌtæt/

Definitions of habitat word

  • noun habitat the natural environment of an organism; place that is natural for the life and growth of an organism: a tropical habitat. 1
  • noun habitat the place where a person or thing is usually found: Paris is a major habitat of artists. 1
  • noun habitat a special environment for living in over an extended period, as an underwater research vessel. 1
  • noun habitat habitation (def 1). 1
  • noun habitat The natural home or environment of an animal, plant, or other organism. 1
  • noun habitat natural environment 1

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Origin of habitat

First appearance:

before 1755
One of the 47% newest English words
1755-65; < Latin: it inhabits, 3rd singular present indicative of habitāre, frequentative of habēre to have, hold

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Parts of speech for Habitat


habitat popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 88% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

habitat usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for habitat

noun habitat

  • dwelling — Machinery. a flat or cylindrical area on a cam for maintaining a follower in a certain position during part of a cycle. a period in a cycle in the operation of a machine or engine during which a given part remains motionless.
  • nest — a pocketlike, usually more or less circular structure of twigs, grass, mud, etc., formed by a bird, often high in a tree, as a place in which to lay and incubate its eggs and rear its young; any protected place used by a bird for these purposes.
  • cave — A cave is a large hole in the side of a cliff or hill, or one that is under the ground.
  • terrain — a tract of land, especially as considered with reference to its natural features, military advantages, etc.
  • surroundings — something that surrounds.

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