inhabitant

Definitions

  • Head of an Inhabitant Of PÛanÎt
    Head of an Inhabitant Of PÛanÎt
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n inhabitant a person who inhabits a particular place
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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
    • Inhabitant One who dwells or resides permanently in a place, as distinguished from a transient lodger or visitor; as, an inhabitant of a house, a town, a city, county, or state. "Frail inhabitants of earth.""In this place, they report that they saw inhabitants which were very fair and fat people."
    • Inhabitant (Law) One who has a legal settlement in a town, city, or parish; a permanent resident.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Blood sucking hookworms inhabit 700 million people worldwide.
    • inhabitant Inhabiting; resident.
    • n inhabitant A resident; one who dwells in a place, as distinguished from a transient or occasional lodger or visitor. In law the term inhabitant is used technically with varying meaning in respect of permanency of abode. In some of the New England States the word is used (in the plural) of the citizens of a town in their collective capacity as a body corporate.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Tasmania has the cleanest air in the inhabited world.
    • Inhabitant one who inhabits: a resident
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Quotations

  • Constantin Brancusi
    Constantin Brancusi
    “Architecture is inhabited sculpture.”
  • Thomas A. Edison
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    “The body is a community made up of its innumerable cells or inhabitants.”
  • 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.”
  • Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort
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    “Paris, a city of gaieties and pleasures, where four-fifths of the inhabitants die of grief. [About Paris]”
  • 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.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. inhabitans, -antis, p. pr. of inhabitare,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L., from in, in, habitāre, to dwell.

Usage

In literature:

Other spirits inhabited the bodies of animals and were ever hovering near.
"Myths of Babylonia and Assyria" by Donald A. Mackenzie
What remarkable phenomenon is afforded to the inhabitants of the polar regions?
"A Catechism of Familiar Things; Their History, and the Events Which Led to Their Discovery" by Benziger Brothers
THE COUNTRY OF LAMPONG AND ITS INHABITANTS.
"The History of Sumatra" by William Marsden
That when it had done this, he stepped in a second time, to create the animals and plants which were to inhabit it?
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
The houses of the present inhabitants are formed of rough blocks of limestone mixed with mud, and roofed with palm-trunks and palm-trees.
"Narrative of a Mission to Central Africa Performed in the Years 1850-51, Volume 1" by James Richardson
These variations permit us to separate the inhabitants of the earth into several groups which we call races.
"History Of Ancient Civilization" by Charles Seignobos
As a result, large numbers of the inhabitants retired to the hills where they were again merged with their wilder brothers.
"The Wild Tribes of Davao District, Mindanao" by Fay-Cooper Cole
They were inhabited by the people of the Turquoise clan.
"The Delight Makers" by Adolf Bandelier
One, he says, fell upon a house, and terrified the inhabitants, who came running to him.
"Narrative of a Mission to Central Africa Performed in the Years 1850-51, Volume 2" by James Richardson
The inhabitants are in happy ignorance of the outside world.
"The Andes and the Amazon" by James Orton
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In poetry:

ATTEND, ye bright Inhabitants of air,
Suspend awhile your soft celestial notes,
Deign, from your starry heights to lend an ear,
While thro' the yielding breeze the magic rapture floats.
"On Miss Ann Thompson's Singing" by Mary Abel Clinckett
The harsh sea-birds inhabit it
With the spirit of the slain!
And close beside, a heap of stones,
Is laid above these hollow bones,
That the mariner can see afar,
As a beacon, on the main.
"Basil" by Anne Bannerman
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
Overcome — O bitter sweetness,
Inhabitant of the soft cheek of a girl —
The rich man and his affairs,
The fat flocks and the fields' fatness,
Mariners, rough harvesters;
Overcome Gods upon Parnassus;
"From The 'Antigone'" by William Butler Yeats
'Tis beautiful to see the ships passing to and fro,
Laden with goods for the high and the low;
So let the beautiful city of Glasgow flourish,
And may the inhabitants always find food their bodies to nourish.
"Glasgow" by William Topaz McGonagall
No more shall joy in hope be found;
Nor pleasures dance their frolic round;
Nor Love's light god inhabit earth;
Nor beauty give to passion birth;
Nor heat to summer sunshine cleave,
When blue-eyed Nanny I deceive.
"Blue-Eyed Ann" by Tobias Smollett

In news:

In the 1570s, the French philosopher Michel de Montaigne wrote his famed essay "On Cannibals," which concerned the inhabitants of the newly discovered Brazil.
Survival is sometimes an unending challenge for many of its inhabitants.
One of the original 3700 Main inhabitants, Wallis Drugs.
Aquarium's newest inhabitant flies in from Alaska.
Glass house inhabitant might lob stone.
Lookout for this avian inhabitant at Brooklyn Bridge Park.
America's largest cities inhabited more by young adults.
New Britain Museum of American Art, "Pixelated," which shines a light on digital illustration and the many, varied artists who inhabit that world.
The issue of whether to release captive animals resurfaced after several people in Yilan County, which contains the nation's largest botanical garden, recently encountered cobras , which do not generally inhabit cooler mountainous regions.
NBC comedy "30 Rock" often finds laughs in real-life events in the show business world it inhabits.
Aside from Arthur Guinness — creator of Ireland' s most famous export — modernist writer James Joyce may be Dublin ' s most revered inhabitant.
The Snow Leopard Conservancy, founded by Sonoma resident Dr Rodney Jackson, marks its 10th year of defending the endangered species across the 10 countries it inhabits with a fundraising party on Saturday, May 22.
Death creates a new kingdom that a grieving family inhabits, and it is here, in the world without a loved one, that families learn to exist and to move on.
It follows the Salyut, Almaz, Skylab and Mir stations as the ninth space station to be inhabited.
Placed before nouns including, but not limited to dance, art, and performance, "site- specific " informs the reader and audience that the work is specific to the site, or crafted to inhabit the venue in which the work takes place.
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In science:

This is in con flict with the idea to use · ←+ · or · + · to inhabit generic types.
Typed Generic Traversal With Term Rewriting Strategies
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
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
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