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
Examples of inhabitant in a Sentence
the inhabitants of the town don't like the tourists
Recent Examples of inhabitant from the Web
The Neolithic burial chamber, which likely dates to approximately 5,600 to 5,700 years ago, would have been an earthen structure that housed the skeletons of some of the earliest inhabitants of Britain.
Some of the town's first inhabitants considered pigs to be public servants.
The land to this day remains virtually inaccessible except for its inhabitants - raccoons, opossums, foxes and the like.
The area remained stuck in that special brand of government amber for two decades, until Congress authorized return of the land to Wisconsin and the Ho-Chunk nation, its original human inhabitants, to be turned into the Kickapoo Valley Reserve.
Because the inhabitants are so frightfully uncouth, daaahling.
For blacks can see themselves as inhabitants, willy-nilly, of a powerful, vain, imperial-minded country that’s shooting itself in the foot.
Of course, Webb himself is a temporary inhabitant –
In Belgium, though coffee is usually drunk without sweetening, 21 pounds of that sugar is disposed of yearly for each inhabitant.
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First Known Use of inhabitant
INHABITANT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of inhabitant for English Language Learners
: a person or animal that lives in a particular place
INHABITANT Defined for Kids
Definition of inhabitant for Students
: a person or animal that lives in a place
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