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 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.
Not much attention was paid to imitating the natural environments of the inhabitants.
Still, Torpe also seems attuned to cli-fi, and the potent timeliness of the idea that an environment can turn on its inhabitants.
Immediately, the city experienced unparalleled growth, going from just over 10,000 inhabitants in 1560 to about 100,000 by 1600.
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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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