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Definitions of habit

  1. To dress; furnish with a garb. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2. To dress; to array. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  3. To dress. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  4. excessive use of drugs Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a distinctive attire (as the costume of a religious order) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. an established custom; "it was their habit to dine at 7 every evening" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. (religion) a distinctive attire (as the costume of a religious order) Wordnet Dictionary DB
  8. The usual condition or state of a person or thing, either natural or acquired, regarded as something had, possessed, and firmly retained; as, a religious habit; his habit is morose; elms have a spreading habit; esp., physical temperament or constitution; as, a full habit of body. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. The general appearance and manner of life of a living organism. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Fixed or established custom; ordinary course of conduct; practice; usage; hence, prominently, the involuntary tendency or aptitude to perform certain actions which is acquired by their frequent repetition; as, habit is second nature; also, peculiar ways of acting; characteristic forms of behavior. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. Outward appearance; attire; dress; hence, a garment; esp., a closely fitting garment or dress worn by ladies; as, a riding habit. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. To dress; to clothe; to array. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. The ordinary course of conduct; general condition or tendency; disposition; established custom; dress; a woman's riding dress; the distinctive dress worn by members of a religious order. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. Ordinary course of conduct: tendency to perform certain actions: general condition or tendency, as of the body: pracitce: custom: outward appearance, dress: a garment, esp. a tight-fitting dress, with a skirt, worn by ladies on horseback. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  15. Ordinary state; acquired tendency; custom; dress; a garment. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  16. An acquired tendency toward the repetition of an act or thought; habitual course of action or conduct. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. Habitual condition; temperament. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. An outer garment; costume; a woman's dress for horse backriding. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. Ordinary condition or state; a tendency or aptitude acquired by custom or frequent repetition; practice; custom; ordinary manner; dress; lady's riding-dress; general appearance. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  20. To accustom; to habituate. [Obs.] Chapman. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. Dress; the particular state of the body; a coat with a long skirt worn by ladies on horseback; the tendency to any action or practice occasioned by custom or frequent repetition; manner; way; in bot., the general external appearance of a plant. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for habit

  1. She held the skirt of her habit closer, as if to avoid all contact. – The Front Yard by Constance Fenimore Woolson
  2. I got them to make people laugh- people that are not in the habit of laughing! – The May Flower, and Miscellaneous Writings by Harriet Beecher Stowe
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