- a place of residence; dwelling; abode.
- the act of inhabiting; occupancy by inhabitants.
- a colony or settlement; community: Each of the scattered habitations consisted of a small number of huts.
- a dwelling place
- occupation of a dwelling place
late 14c., “act or fact of dwelling;” also “place of lodging, abode,” from Old French habitacion, abitacion “act of dwelling” (12c.) or directly from Latin habitationem (nominative habitatio) “act of dwelling,” noun of action from past participle stem of habitare (see habitat).