Definition of habit
- her habit of taking a morning walk
- got up early from force of habit
- a drug habit
- the daily bowel habit
- a nun's habit
- a man of fleshy habit
- a philosophical habit
- a grass similar to Indian corn in habit
It was his habit to take a nap after dinner every evening.
It's important that parents teach their children good study habits.
He fell into some bad habits after graduating from college.
It's never easy to break a bad habit.
He still gets up early every day from habit.
She always closed the door softly out of habit.
He hasn't been able to kick his cocaine habit.
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his exclusive clothing store had habited the town's upper crust for as long as anyone could remember
: a usual way of behaving : something that a person does often in a regular and repeated way
: a strong need to use a drug, to smoke cigarettes, etc.
: a piece of clothing worn by members of a religious group
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