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
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.
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.
Maybe one answer is there’s a sacred niche of high literature that somehow is maintained above that, and that niche is generally more male-inhabited than female-inhabited.
NASA’s Curiosity rover landed on Mars in 2012, in part to analyze rocks to see whether the Red Planet was ever habitable (or inhabited).
Though Hepburn lived there with husband Mel Ferrer (they were married from 1954 to 1968), the property bears Gabor’s name—the actress and socialite inhabited the estate until her death in 1995.
The tight end and his quarterback have spent their entire NFL lives inhabiting this training complex in northern San Diego.
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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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