• "His playful habit of pulling out the pegs."
    "His playful habit of pulling out the pegs."
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n habitant a person who inhabits a particular place
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Due to eating habits in the USA, one in three children born in the year 2000 have a chance of getting type II diabetes
    • Habitant An inhabitant or resident; -- a name applied to and denoting farmers of French descent or origin in Canada, especially in the Province of Quebec; -- usually in the plural. "The habitants or cultivators of the soil."
    • Habitant An inhabitant; a dweller.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Born on November 2, 1718, British politician, John Montagu, the 4th Earl of Sandwich, is credited with naming the 'sandwich.' He developed a habit of eating beef between slice of toast so he could continue to play cards uninterrupted.
    • n habitant A dweller; a resident; an inhabitant.
    • n habitant Specifically A native of Canada of French descent, especially of the farming or peasant class.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: New York City has the most skyscrapers of any city in the world with 140. Chicago is a distant second at 68. The term "skyscraper" technically describes all habitable buildings with a height of more than 500 ft (152m).
    • ns Habitant an inhabitant
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  • Henry L. Doherty
    Henry L. Doherty
    “Plenty of men can do good work for a spurt and with immediate promotion in mind, but for promotion you want a man in whom good work has become a habit.”
  • James Baldwin
    “When one begins to live by habit and by quotation, one has begun to stop living.”
  • Mark Twain
    “Nothing so needs reforming as other people's habits.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “This gives force to the strong -- that the multitude have no habit of self-reliance or original action.”
  • Mack R. Douglas
    Mack R. Douglas
    “When a man has done his best, has given his all, and in the process supplied the needs of his family and his society, that man has made a habit of succeeding.”
  • Marlene Dietrich
    “Superstitions are habits rather than beliefs.”


Kick a habit - If you kick a habit, you stop doing it.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. habitant,. See Habit (v. t.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. habitabilishabitāre, -ātum, to inhabit, freq. of habēre, to have.


In literature:

Young man and young woman, beware of bad habits formed in early life.
"Searchlights on Health" by B. G. Jefferis and J. L. Nichols
But he hath one particular habit, viz.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 1"
Good habits are of the greatest importance.
"Charles Duran" by The Author of The Waldos
The habits of Colonel Cumming were peculiar.
"The Memories of Fifty Years" by William H. Sparks
A moment later the curtains over the arch parted and a middle-aged Jew, richly habited, stood there.
"The City of Delight" by Elizabeth Miller
Consider the loss of time in not being able to use habits in finding each key.
"The Psychology of Management" by L. M. Gilbreth
"Harvard Psychological Studies, Volume 1" by Various
Such a habit, like other habits, can be formed.
"Talks To Teachers On Psychology; And To Students On Some Of Life's Ideals" by William James
In all exercises we should practise deep regular breathing until it becomes a habit with us.
"Outdoor Sports and Games" by Claude H. Miller
Actions develop into habits, habits constitute character, and character determines destiny.
"The Art of Public Speaking" by Dale Carnagey (AKA Dale Carnegie) and J. Berg Esenwein
The novice on first entering had all his acts, habits, and personal qualities registered.
"Renaissance in Italy, Volumes 1 and 2" by John Addington Symonds
But this only made the habitants think it as well perhaps not to take arms openly against such stern masters.
"A Canadian Manor and Its Seigneurs" by George M. Wrong
This habit of dallying over a task is something which may certainly be crowded out.
"The Secret of a Happy Home (1896)" by Marion Harland
Inadequate and inefficient habits get started and must be continually combated while the desirable habit is being formed.
"Craftsmanship in Teaching" by William Chandler Bagley
This habit of "early to bed and early to rise" has become characteristic of the Boers.
"The World and Its People: Book VII" by Anna B. Badlam
I consider that among those who have acquired the habit through sickness or injury this has been the chief creator of the drug habit.
"Habits that Handicap" by Charles B. Towns
It has the nightingale's habit of singing in the twilight, as indeed have all our thrushes.
"Wake-Robin" by John Burroughs
For, although England had been unkind to them, they cherished their native language, customs, and habits of life.
"American Leaders and Heroes" by Wilbur Fisk Gordy
Evil people found no fitting habitation for their wandering spirits in that home of holy peace.
"The Catholic World. Volume III; Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6." by E. Rameur
Thus, you see, they could tell what crows were in the habit of feeding upon.
"The Children's Book of Birds" by Olive Thorne Miller

In poetry:

Such habits then, for gods and men,
Are but the means whereby
They may prepare to gain their share
To mansions in the sky.
"Good Habits" by Jared Barhite
But smiles, as by habit taught;
And sighs, as by custom led;
And the soul within is safe from damnation,
Since it is dead.
"At Ease" by Walter de la Mare
Sing then a song, its notes prolong,
In praise of Habit's power;
Let custom be from evil free
And it will blessings shower.
"Good Habits" by Jared Barhite
Author of our new creation,
Bid us all Thine influence prove;
Make our souls Thy habitation;
Shed abroad the Saviour's love.
"Holy Ghost! Dispel Our Sadness" by Augustus Montague Toplady
This to you, my working brothers,
I inscribe; may nothing low
Dwell in mind, in heart, or habit;
Upward look, and onward go.
"The Lowly Song of A Lowly Bard" by Janet Hamilton
Let all abiding mooted problems
Deep rooted in our fortunes seem
To some a sedentary habit;
But still at home I brood and dream.
"I would go home again—to rooms..." by Boris Pasternak

In news:

Track-and-field superstar Carl Lewis says that at age 29, he overhauled his eating habits and began following a vegetarian—sometimes vegan—diet.
Kick the habit the right way: Smoking cessation tips from experts.
Some surgeons say habit can create fine lines around lips.
I do not make a habit of following pregnant women around town, but there was no other way to assess a complaint common among the gestating: that chivalry is dead.
Instilling healthy habits in your children will give them a better chance of keeping those habits as adults.
10 'bad' habits that are good for you.
I got into the habit of coasting downhill in neutral my first winter on Martha's Vineyard, in the fall of 1979.
Get in the exercise habit.
Purchase habits of congestion products.
Are your spending habits changing along with the economy.
Improved eating, exercise habits result.
Stephen Covey, '7 Habits' author: 'A force of human nature '.
As Americans adjust their spending habits to a sluggish economy, the holiday retail season is expected to take a big hit.
It has a dwarf habit (for oakleaf hydrangeas ), growing only 4 feet tall and wide.
Are there certain cool-down measures, eating/ hydrating habits, which can help the body recover faster.

In science:

Some habits of mind are more appropriate for certain cognitive goals than others. The following table shows which habits of mind are most appropriate for each cognitive goal.
ASK-IT/A2L: Assessing student knowlede with instructional technology
Applying Habits of Mind to Teachers Basic habits of mind. The table below shows examples of how teachers can apply the six basic habits of mind to their own instructional practice. Note that the examples apply not only to teachers interactions with students but also to their interactions with colleagues.
ASK-IT/A2L: Assessing student knowlede with instructional technology
The key to both of these lists of examples is that teachers benefit from having and/or acquiring the same habits of mind that students benefit from having. The difference is that a teacher applies the habits of mind to the problem of communication and learning.
ASK-IT/A2L: Assessing student knowlede with instructional technology
We attempt also to bring you updates on things of which there is currently only one (habitable planets, the Sun, and the universe) and others of which there are always many, like meteors and molecules, black holes and binaries.
Astrophysics in 2006
Earth remains, marginally, habitable, but Jupiter currently provides only minimal protection from impacts (Laakso et al. 2006).
Astrophysics in 2006
We will also follow the habit used in the previous lemma of denoting a constant function on K by the value it assumes.
Fubini's theorem and non-linear change of variables over a two-dimensional local field
A habit, born mainly by absence of a descent theory of the open systems and deeply planted in current thermodynamic mentality, prompts researches to equalize chemical equilibrium and TdE. It is simple and convenient − most famous computer software for thermodynamic simulation is based on this approach.
Discrete Thermodynamics of Chemical Equilibria
Partly this is due to different citation habits in mathematics, to overall publication rates, and to the nature of the discipline itself.
A view of mathematics research productivity at U.S. regional public universities
Some statistically dubious habits have crept into the LAE SED fitting literature with authors excluding “non-detections” from the fits or only penalizing the χ2 when a template flux exceeds a 3σ upper limit.
Understanding Lyman-alpha emitters
Maintaining mental models: a study of developer work habits.
Introducing Automated Regression Testing in Open Source Projects
F-G-K-M stars within the useful volume (∼ 25 pc) will be screened for Jupiter- and Saturn-sized planets out to several AUs, and these data will help probing the long-term dynamical stability of their Habitable Zones, where terrestrial planets may have formed, and maybe found.
Gaia and the Astrometry of Giant Planets
This is an interesting issue to relate to the Galactic Habitable Zone where complex life can be formed (Lineweaver et al. 2004).
The origin of dust in galaxies revisited: the mechanism determining dust content
The MEarth Pro ject is a survey to photometrically monitor approximately 2000 nearby M dwarfs, searching for transits by planets that could be habitable Super-Earths (Irwin et al. 2009a).
Searching for Planets During Predicted Mesolensing Events: II. PLAN-IT: An Observing Program and its Application to VB 10
For a 0.25M⊙ star with a planet in an orbit of 0.13 AU, corresponding roughly to the center of the habitable zone (Di Stefano & Night 2008), this probability is roughly equal to 0.009 .
Searching for Planets During Predicted Mesolensing Events: II. PLAN-IT: An Observing Program and its Application to VB 10
In this section we apply a sequence of criteria to the Hipparcos catalogue, removing unsuitable stars and producing a residual sample of stars which, as far as present knowledge warrants judgment, are potentially optimal hosts for habitable planets.
Astrobiologically Interesting Stars within 10 parsecs of the Sun