inhabit

Definitions

  • Head of an Inhabitant Of PÛanÎt
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  • WordNet 3.6
    • v inhabit inhabit or live in; be an inhabitant of "People lived in Africa millions of years ago","The people inhabited the islands that are now deserted","this kind of fish dwells near the bottom of the ocean","deer are populating the woods"
    • v inhabit be present in "sweet memories inhabit this house"
    • v inhabit exist or be situated within "Strange notions inhabited her mind"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Settlers run from the native inhabitants Settlers run from the native inhabitants
A WOMAN OF THRACE, OF THE SHÔP TRIBE, AND OF MACEDONIA The Shôps inhabit the Mountain District of Sofia A WOMAN OF THRACE, OF THE SHÔP TRIBE, AND OF MACEDONIA The Shôps inhabit the Mountain District of Sofia
The Romans clothed by the Inhabitants of Capua The Romans clothed by the Inhabitants of Capua

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The oldest inhabited house in Scotland is the Traquair Castle. The castle has had 27 kings as visitors
    • v. i Inhabit To have residence in a place; to dwell; to live; to abide. "They say wild beasts inhabit here."
    • v. t Inhabit To live or dwell in; to occupy, as a place of settled residence; as, wild beasts inhabit the forest; men inhabit cities and houses. "The high and lofty One, that inhabiteth eternity.""O, who would inhabit This bleak world alone?"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Blood sucking hookworms inhabit 700 million people worldwide.
    • inhabit To live or dwell in; occupy as a habitation or dwelling-place; have an abode or residence in.
    • inhabit To make at home; hence, figuratively, to be bound by the tie of residence.
    • inhabit To dwell; live; abide.
    • inhabit To rest or be kept fixedly.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Of the 3,000 islands in the Bahama chain in the Caribbean, only 20 are inhabited.
    • v.t Inhabit in-hab′it to dwell in: to occupy
    • v.i Inhabit (Shak.) to dwell
    • adj Inhabit resident
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Quotations

  • Constantin Brancusi
    Constantin Brancusi
    “Architecture is inhabited sculpture.”
  • Henry Miller
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    “Our own physical body possesses a wisdom which we who inhabit the body lack. We give it orders which make no sense.”
  • Mary Caroline Richards
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    “Inhabit ourselves that we may indeed do what we want to do.”
  • James A. Michener
    James A. Michener
    “If a man happens to find himself, he has a mansion which he can inhabit with dignity all the days of his life.”
  • John F. Kennedy
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    “Our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children's future. And we are all mortal.”
  • E. M. Cioran
    E. M. Cioran
    “One does not inhabit a country; one inhabits a language. That is our country, our fatherland --and no other.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. enhabiten, OF. enhabiter, L. inhabitare,; pref. in-, in + habitare, to dwell. See Habit

Usage

In literature:

The inhabitants of New-Brunswick may be classed as follows according to priority of settlement.
"First History of New Brunswick" by Peter Fisher
But the best of friends must part; especially as other lunar inhabitants await attention.
"Moon Lore" by Timothy Harley
Now, it is obvious that in a country so extraordinary the inhabitants must be very different from those of other lands.
"Holland, v. 1 (of 2)" by Edmondo de Amicis
My uncommon figure gave, as I afterwards understood, occasion for strange reports to the inhabitants on my side of the planet.
"Niels Klim's journey under the ground" by Baron Ludvig Holberg
By the ignorant inhabitants these were considered to be the remains of gigantic human bodies.
"Travels in North America, From Modern Writers" by William Bingley
But it is not only in the numberless churches scattered throughout the city that the devotional spirit of the inhabitants is manifested.
"The Land of Thor" by J. Ross Browne
The Deer live here pretty peaceably and unmolested, for there are no Inhabitants on that side of the Bay.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898--Volume 39 of 55" by Various
Those of Teheran resemble the other inhabitants of Teheran.
"Les Parsis" by D. Menant
Many of the inhabitants of Panama emigrated to this more favored region.
"Ferdinand De Soto, The Discoverer of the Mississippi" by John S. C. Abbott
In this respect the situation of the aborigines of America does not differ from that of the inhabitants of other portions of the globe.
"Chronicles of Border Warfare" by Alexander Scott Withers
Its two-story houses, inhabited by a population of 100,000 inhabitants, are built of wood and border both river banks.
"The Unknown Life of Jesus Christ" by Nicolas Notovitch
In the year 1646 a large number of Indians formed a conspiracy to set fire to Hartford and murder the inhabitants.
"King Philip" by John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot) Abbott
Pangaum, or Nova Goa, is a nice clean-looking little town, of some 15,000 inhabitants, at the foot of a hill covered with palm-trees.
"The Last Voyage" by Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey
Hill tribes (Ka) inhabit the neighbouring mountains in large numbers.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 2" by Various
I am speaking of the Indian temples, called by the inhabitants cues.
"The Memoirs of the Conquistador Bernal Diaz del Castillo, Vol 1 (of 2)" by Bernal Diaz del Castillo
The next day Sandoval informed the inhabitants that he was obliged to leave again for Tezcuco.
"The Memoirs of the Conquistador Bernal Diaz del Castillo, Vol 2 (of 2)" by Bernal Diaz del Castillo
Its inhabitants were very decidedly elevated above the wandering hordes of North America.
"Hernando Cortez" by John S. C. Abbott
Our readers will probably not be displeased at our giving them here a sketch of our new house and of its inhabitants.
"Travels in Tartary, Thibet, and China During the years 1844-5-6. Volume 2 [of 2]" by Evariste Regis Huc
The inhabitants own large numbers of goats and asses.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 3" by Various
At the same time the inhabited houses recollected by informants for the same towns, as revised by him in his list on page 206, is 192.
"The Aboriginal Population of the North Coast of California" by Sherburne Friend Cook
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In poetry:

So all that inhabit below,
Partake of the blessings of heav'n;
From one source true enjoyment must flow,
To all his rich blessings are given.
"A Summer's Evening's Contemplation" by Elizabeth Bath
There's no one e'er inhabits, there,
Whose face does not more bright appear,
Than is the sun's eye-dazzling ray,
Upon the fairest summer's-day!
"Concerning The New Jerusalem" by Rees Prichard
Is she kind as she is fair?
For beauty lives with kindness:
Love doth to her eyes repair,
To help him of his blindness;
And, being help’d, inhabits there.
"Silvia" by William Shakespeare
This House and Inhabitants both well agree,
And resemble each other as near can be;
One half is decay'd, and in want of a Prop,
The other new built, but not finish'd a-top.
"On The Castle Of Dublin, Anno 1715" by Thomas Parnell
Thus holiest shapes inhabit his desire,
And love’s dream-turtles sing along his way;
Thus faith keeps mounting, like a skylark, higher,
As hope engoldens more the morning of his day.
"Fragments from 'Genius Lost'" by Charles Harpur
All my soul trembled, and my body it seemed
Pleaded than such a sight rather to faint
To the last silence, and the eery grave
Inhabit, and the slow solemnities
Of dying faced, content me with my shroud.
"The Maid-Martyr" by Jean Ingelow

In news:

But in the tea party libertarian fantasyland Sen.-elect Rand Paul (R-Ky.) inhabits, there are no poor people.
Tell it to the deer that inhabit the Boise Front near Idaho 21.
At least one-third of the species that inhabit the world's oceans may remain completely unknown to science.
And what have people got but their own bodies to inhabit.
The quality of the transformation depends on the desperation of the inhabitants.
A People's Liberation Army political poster in a town in Xinjiang, China, a region largely inhabited by Uighurs, an ethnic group uneasy with the government's rule.
In winter, 10 or more Snowy Owls often inhabit this area of about 40 square miles of fields east of Calgary.
Tony Award nominee Hunter Foster, Arielle Jacobs and Alexandra Silber inhabit Inner Voices, a collection of three solo musicals, which officially opened Off-Broadway Nov 18 after previews that began Nov 10 at the 30th Street Theatre.
The rugged Kabylie mountains, 75 miles east of Algiers, Algeria , once a haven for al Qaeda, are now the group's prison as longtime inhabitants join government forces in hunting the militants.
As the first private inhabitant of a MedCottage, Viola is a reluctant pioneer in the search for alternatives to nursing homes for aging Americans.
The discovery changes perceptions about the environment that ancient human ancestors might have inhabited.
In honor of this milestone, Playbill.com offers a look back at a number of the various witches, munchkins and Ozians who have inhabited the Gershwin Theatre since 2003.
What would it feel like to inhabit the role that so many have auditioned for across the decades, on ballfields in all 50 states and beyond.
The Alabama- Auburn rivalry has a storied history, Hatfield-vs.-McCoy level hatred and games and performances that inhabit the state's psyche for decades.
Barbara Stone's polar bear s inhabit that peculiar juncture where wildlife art meets whimsy, just sidestepping kitsch.
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In science:

For every inhabited subset X of N , X ⊆ Perhaps (X ) ⊆ X ¬¬ , where, for each subset Y of N , Y ¬ denotes the complement of Y , that is, the set of all α in N such that the assumption ‘α ∈ Y ’ leads to a contradiction.
Analytic, co-analytic and projective sets from Brouwer's intuitionistic perspective
On the other hand, such networks have either evolved or been engineered to inhabit stable states in which they perform their functions efficiently.
Controlling Complex Networks with Compensatory Perturbations
In the regular regions inhabited by KAM tori the r otation number behaves as non-constant continuous function of r(0) except the intervals of constancy corresponding with the resonant chains and two major discontinuities arising from our convention of taking qi as a positive oriented angle between the radius vectors.
Transition from regular to chaotic motion in black hole magnetospheres
For example, if the hypothesized adversary (of e.g., theorem 2.4), really had access to a subset of n − 1 of the data, and the one remaining element was the only inhabitant of its histogram cell, then this would be immediately revealed to the adversary.
Random Differential Privacy
We isolate a few key regions and follow the behaviour of the gas that inhabits these regions on the phase diagram.
Thermal instabilities in cooling galactic coronae: fuelling star formation in galactic discs
SPH runs, as it marks the region on the phase diagram that they inhabit.
Thermal instabilities in cooling galactic coronae: fuelling star formation in galactic discs
Many vital molecules and pieces of cellular machinery diffuse within cells, moving along random tra jectories as they collide with the other biomolecular inhabitants of the cell.
The chaos within: exploring noise in cellular biology
One possible view on topoi is this: abstract worlds, universes for mathematical discourse, ”inhabitants” (researchers) of which may use non-Boolean logics in their reasoning.
Toposes in General Theory of Relativity
If expanding spacetime general relativity and expansion redshifts correctly describe the universe we inhabit, it would seem that our long-held concepts of energy conservation are drastically in error.
The Genuine Cosmic Rosetta
First, Mercury is the least massive of the terrestrial planets and therefore the potential wells in which any longlived Tro jans inhabit are less deep than for the other terrestrial planets.
Asteroids in the Inner Solar System I - Existence
Either of these two latter cases would correspond to cold dark matter, and we return later to searches for supersymmetric relics that would inhabit the third window .
Summary of Neutrino 2000
This color space could also be inhabited by late-type stars, emission line galaxies, or very high redshift (z > 7) galaxies, where the Lyman continuum falls between R and K .
A Deep Multicolor Survey. VII. Extremely Red Objects and Galaxy Formation
It was realized several years ago that luminous radio galaxies at redshift z ∼ 0.5 inhabit rich clusters 56 .
Cluster Surveys
In 1785 he published On the Construction of the Heavens214 , where he suggested that the “sidereal system we inhabit” is a nebula, common in appearance to many others, which therefore must be external to our own.
From Messier to Abell: 200 years of science with galaxy clusters
On the other hand, if a host is usually inhabited by many types of unrelated parasites (i.e., the virulence values of which are independent from each other), r is small, and ¯z evolves to a large value.
Biological Evolution and Statistical Physics
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