Definition of Habit. Meaning of Habit. Synonyms of Habit
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Definition of Habit
. [OE. habit, abit fr. habit fr. L. habitus
state, appearance, dress, fr. habere to have, be in a
condition; prob. akin to E. have. See Have, and cf. Able,
Binnacle, Debt, Due, Exhibit, Malady.]
1. The usual condition or state of a person or thing, either
natural or acquired, regarded as something had, possessed,
and firmly retained; as, a religious habit; his habit is
morose; elms have a spreading habit; esp., physical
temperament or constitution; as, a full habit of body.
2. (Biol.) The general appearance and manner of life of a
3. Fixed or established custom; ordinary course of conduct;
practice; usage; hence, prominently, the involuntary
tendency or aptitude to perform certain actions which is
acquired by their frequent repetition; as, habit is second
nature; also, peculiar ways of acting; characteristic
forms of behavior.
A man of very shy, retired habits. --W. Irving.
4. Outward appearance; attire; dress; hence, a garment; esp.,
a closely fitting garment or dress worn by ladies; as, a
Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy. --Shak.
There are, among the states, several of Venus, in
different habits. --Addison.
Syn: Practice; mode; manner; way; custom; fashion.
Usage: Habit, Custom. Habit is a disposition or tendency
leading us to do easily, naturally, and with growing
certainty, what we do often; custom is external, being
habitual use or the frequent repetition of the same
act. The two operate reciprocally on each other. The
custom of giving produces a habit of liberality;
habits of devotion promote the custom of going to
church. Custom also supposes an act of the will,
selecting given modes of procedure; habit is a law of
our being, a kind of ``second nature' which grows up
How use doth breed a habit in a man ! --Shak.
He who reigns . . . upheld by old repute,
Consent, or custom. --Milton. HabitHabit Hab"it (h[a^]b"[i^]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Habited; p.
pr. & vb. n. Habiting.] [OE. habiten to dwell, F. habiter,
fr. L. habitare to have frequently, to dwell, intens. fr.
habere to have. See Habit, n.]
1. To inhabit. [Obs.]
In thilke places as they [birds] habiten. --Rom. of
2. To dress; to clothe; to array.
They habited themselves lite those rural deities.
3. To accustom; to habituate. [Obs.] Chapman.
Meaning of Habit from wikipedia
- A habit
(or wont as a humorous
term) is a routine
that is repeated regularly
subconsciously. The American
- A religious habit
is a distinctive
set of religious clothing
worn by members
of a religious
as a religious...
- A habit
is a routine
that is repeated regularly
may also refer
to: Religious habit
, a distinctive...
- mineralogy, crystal habit
is the characteristic external shape
of an individual crystal
group. A single
is a description
in some applications
in biology; the term refers variously
or structure, as follows: In zoology...
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: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
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- A riding habit
is women's clothing
the mid-17th century, a formal habit
for riding sidesaddle usually consisted
of: A tailored...
- Bad Habit
(s) may refer
to: Bad habit
, a habit considered undesirable
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(2009 film), an Australian
is the fifth studio album
by American thrash metal
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in the US and Toshiba-EMI...
- The 7 Habits
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