Pronunciation: (hab'it),[key] —n. 1. an acquired behavior pattern regularly followed until it has become almost involuntary: the habit of looking both ways before crossing the street. 2. customary practice or use: Daily bathing is an American habit. 3. a particular practice, custom, or usage: the habit of shaking hands. 4. a dominant or regular disposition or tendency; prevailing character or quality: She has a habit of looking at the bright side of things. 5. addiction, esp. to narcotics (often prec. by the).
6. mental character or disposition: a habit of mind. 7. characteristic bodily or physical condition.
8. the characteristic form, aspect, mode of growth, etc., of an organism: a twining habit. 9. the characteristic crystalline form of a mineral.
10. garb of a particular rank, profession, religious order, etc.: a monk's habit. 11. the attire worn by a rider of a saddle horse.
—v.t. to clothe; array.
Pronunciation: (hab'it),[key] —v.t. Archaic.to dwell in.