AskDefine | Define inhabit

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1 make one's home or live in; "She resides officially in Iceland"; "I live in a 200-year old house"; "These people inhabited all the islands that are now deserted"; "The plains are sparsely populated" [syn: dwell, shack, reside, live, people, populate, domicile, domiciliate]
2 be present in; be inside of [syn: occupy]

User Contributed Dictionary




From enhabiter, from inhabitare (in- + habitare)


  1. To live or reside in some place
    • the Inuit inhabit the Arctic
  2. To be present in or fill some place
    • Strange thoughts inhabit my mind

Related terms


to live or reside in some place
to be present in some place

Extensive Definition

Inhabit means to live in, reside in, occupy or populate some place.
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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

abide, abide in, anchor, be coextensive with, be comprised in, be constituted by, be contained in, be present in, berth, billet at, bivouac, bunk, burrow, camp, cohabit, colonize, come to anchor, consist in, denizen, domesticate, domicile, domiciliate, doss down, drop anchor, dwell, dwell in, empeople, ensconce, establish residence, exist in, hang out, hive, inhere in, keep house, lie in, live, live at, live in, locate, lodge, moor, move, nest, occupy, park, people, perch, plant, populate, relocate, remain, repose in, reside, reside in, rest in, room, roost, set up housekeeping, set up shop, settle, settle down, settle in, sit down, squat, stand, stay, stay at, strike root, subsist in, take residence at, take root, take up residence, tenant
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