• "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

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.
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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