Definition of cohabit
1 : to live together as or as if a married couple They cohabited in a small apartment.
2a : to live together or in company buffaloes cohabiting with crossbred cows — Biol. Abstractsb : to exist together … two strains in his philosophy … cohabit in each of his major works. — Justus Buchler So riches seemed to provoke their own discomfort, and affluence cohabited with anxiety. — Simon Schama
cohabitantplay \(ˌ)kō-ˈha-bə-tənt\ noun
cohabitationplay \(ˌ)kō-ˌha-bə-ˈtā-shən\ noun
Examples of cohabit in a Sentence
They cohabited in a small apartment in the city.
Recent Examples of cohabit from the Web
Buckner International, a large agency based in Texas, specifies on its web site that applicants seeking to adopt should be heterosexual married couples or single adults who are not cohabiting with a partner.
The two families cohabit warily until the spectre of infection causes alarm.
The decline occurred only among cohabiting or married individuals rather than their single or dating counterparts.
This tough economy has compelled divorcing couples to continue to cohabit.
People were having children and cohabiting, but not necessarily forever.
A recent survey by HomeAdvisor asked 2,000 cohabiting women and men for their strongest home preferences, a.k.a.
Perhaps the biggest innovation has been Craig’s uncanny eye for assimilating animals into cohabiting groups.
But Tobias and colleagues suspected that species that cohabit tend to be older than those that live apart.
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COHABIT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of cohabit for English Language Learners
: to live together and have a sexual relationship
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