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 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 Cases in Denmark, one of the first countries on the continent to be hit hard by Omicron had almost four times as many daily new cases per million inhabitant this week as the U.S., according to Oxford University’s Our World in Data. Denise Roland, WSJ, 27 Jan. 2022 Danilo, 96 years old, is the last inhabitant of his village in Ourense. Isabel Coles, WSJ, 8 Jan. 2022 The number of Covid-19 patients in intensive care per inhabitant has also been falling but remains slightly higher than in France and the U.S. and about three times higher than in the U.K. Bertrand Benoit, WSJ, 19 Dec. 2021 The bigleaf maple is among the more prized inhabitant — its patterned wood often coveted for woodworking and manufacturing musical instruments. Washington Post, 11 Nov. 2021 Fiddleheads Coffee Roasters had originally planned to redevelop the building, but Willis confirmed that Coffeeville Co., which has a location in Jackson, will be the new inhabitant for the building. Evan Casey, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 6 Nov. 2021 To serve as a senator, a constitutional qualification is to be an inhabitant of the state when elected. Marc Levy, ajc, 1 Dec. 2021 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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10 May 2022

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“Inhabitant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/inhabitant. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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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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