inhabitant

noun
in·​hab·​i·​tant | \ in-ˈha-bə-tənt How to pronounce inhabitant (audio) \

Definition of inhabitant

: one that occupies a particular place regularly, routinely, or for a period of time inhabitants of large cities the tapeworm is an inhabitant of the intestine

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Examples of inhabitant in a Sentence

the inhabitants of the town don't like the tourists
Recent Examples on the Web An everyday inhabitant can expect to pay over $1,000 per month in expenses, not including rent, and travelers will most likely spend around $108 to $205 a day. Annie O’sullivan, Good Housekeeping, 29 July 2022 The almighty Mind Flayer was framed as the Queen Bee, the center of a vast hive mind which seems to connect every inhabitant of the Upside Down, whose instincts were clearly predatory, but ultimately, unknown. Dani Di Placido, Forbes, 3 July 2022 So is the grove’s largest inhabitant, on which the paint has been applied in a smiley face. Brian Maffly, The Salt Lake Tribune, 11 July 2022 It’s been designed and built to be lived in, with the inhabitant’s daily habits already imagined and provided for, a sanctuary that anticipates your desires. Krystal Chang, Los Angeles Times, 9 June 2022 Danilo, 96 years old, is the last inhabitant of his village in Ourense. WSJ, 31 Jan. 2022 Danilo, 96 years old, is the last inhabitant of his village in Ourense. WSJ, 31 Jan. 2022 The village's last inhabitant, says Di Ciacca, was a distant great aunt who passed away in 1969. Silvia Marchetti, CNN, 8 June 2022 Danilo, 96 years old, is the last inhabitant of his village in Ourense. WSJ, 31 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of inhabitant

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of inhabitant was in the 15th century

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2 Aug 2022

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“Inhabitant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/inhabitant. Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for inhabitant

inhabitant

noun
in·​hab·​i·​tant | \ in-ˈha-bə-tənt How to pronounce inhabitant (audio) \

Kids Definition of inhabitant

: a person or animal that lives in a place

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