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Meaning of HABITAT

Pronunciation:  'habi`tat

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  the type of environment in which an organism or group normally lives or occurs; "a marine habitat"

HABITAT is a 7 letter word that starts with H.


 See Also: environment, environs, habitation, surround, surroundings



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Hab`i*tat\, n. [L., it dwells, fr. habitare. See
{Habit}, v. t.]
1. (Biol.) The natural abode, locality or region of an animal
   or plant.

2. Place where anything is commonly found.

         This word has its habitat in Oxfordshire. --Earle.

Computing Dictionary

The original term for on-line graphical virtual communities or worlds. Created at Lucasfilm in 1985 by Randy Farmer and Chip Morningstar.


Biology Dictionary
  1. The physical location or type of environment in which an organism or biological population lives or occurs.
  2. The place occupied by an organism, population, or community. It is the physical part of the community structure in which an organism finds its home, and includes the sum total of all the environmental conditions present in the specific place occupied by an organism . Often a habitat is defined to include a whole community of organisms.
 Definition: the specific area where a species lives.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: abode, alentours, ambience, ambit, bailiwick, borderlands, circle, circuit, circumambiencies, circumjacencies, circumstances, compass, context, domain, element, entourage, environing circumstances, environment, environs, gestalt, haunt, home, locale, locality, milieu, native environment, neighborhood, outposts, outskirts, perimeter, periphery, precincts, purlieus, range, realm, site, situation, stamping ground, suburbs, surroundings, terrain, territory, total environment, vicinage, vicinity