Definition of inhabit
1 : to occupy as a place of settled residence or habitat : live in inhabit a small house
2 : to be present in or occupy in any manner or form the human beings who inhabit this tale — Al Newman
archaic : to have residence in a place : dwell
inhabitableplay \in-ˈha-bə-tə-bəl\ adjective
Examples of inhabit in a Sentence
Several hundred species of birds inhabit the island.
This part of the country is inhabited by native tribes.
There is a romantic quality that inhabits all her paintings.
The novel is inhabited by a cast of eccentric characters.
Recent Examples of inhabit from the Web
Most describe the creature, called Normie, as looking like the famed Loch Ness monster that allegedly inhabits Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands.
The mural itself is meant to represent its place and the people who inhabit it.
In Crashing, the property guardianship is a hospital, inhabited by six volatile young people with no sense of boundaries whatsoever.
Including but certainly not limited to: the amount of chairs available, the summer camps also inhabiting the space and the temperature outside.
Mach inhabits his character with great physicality, giving the illusion of Quasimodo’s deformity by contorting his own body — and with a little help from Bromelmeier’s jacket with hump.
The Echo Show feels like a significant step toward Amazon's vision of a world inhabited by semantic computing devices.
On the opposite side of the island from Horseshoe Bay is St. George's, the oldest continually inhabited English settlement in the Western Hemisphere.
Baseball cards were ubiquitous in the world postwar American kids inhabited.
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INHABIT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of inhabit for English Language Learners
: to live in (a place) : to have a home in (a place)
: to be present in (something)
INHABIT Defined for Kids
Definition of inhabit for Students
: to live or dwell in
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