Definitions of habit

  1. excessive use of drugs
  2. put a habit on
  3. a pattern of behavior acquired through frequent repetition; " she had a habit twirling the ends of her hair"; " long use had hardened him to it"
  4. a distinctive attire ( as the costume of a religious order)
  5. an established custom; " it was their habit to dine at 7 every evening"
  6. ( religion) a distinctive attire ( as the costume of a religious order)
  7. To inhabit.
  8. 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.
  9. The general appearance and manner of life of a living organism.
  10. 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.
  11. Outward appearance; attire; dress; hence, a garment; esp., a closely fitting garment or dress worn by ladies; as, a riding habit.
  12. To dress; to clothe; to array.
  13. Acquired or learned responses which are regularly manifested.
  14. The ordinary course of conduct; general condition or tendency; disposition; established custom; dress; a woman's riding dress; the distinctive dress worn by members of a religious order.
  15. To dress; furnish with a garb.
  16. 1. A practice or custom established by frequent repetition of the same act. 2. Habitus.
  17. Accustomed practice; constitution; condition.
  18. Ordinary course of conduct: tendency to perform certain actions: general condition or tendency, as of the body: pracitce: custom: outward appearance, dress: a garment, esp. a tight- fitting dress, with a skirt, worn by ladies on horseback.
  19. To dress:- pr. p. habiting; pa. p. habited.
  20. To dress; to array.
  21. Ordinary state; acquired tendency; custom; dress; a garment.
  22. To dress.
  23. An acquired tendency toward the repetition of an act or thought; habitual course of action or conduct.
  24. Habitual condition; temperament.
  25. An outer garment; costume; a woman's dress for horse backriding.
  26. Ordinary condition or state; a tendency or aptitude acquired by custom or frequent repetition; practice; custom; ordinary manner; dress; lady's riding- dress; general appearance.
  27. To accustom; to habituate. [ Obs.] Chapman.
  28. Dress; the particular state of the body; a coat with a long skirt worn by ladies on horseback; the tendency to any action or practice occasioned by custom or frequent repetition; manner; way; in bot., the general external appearance of a plant.

Usage examples for habit

  1. Mr. Siward, I am afraid this is becoming a habit with you. – The Fighting Chance by Robert W. Chambers
  2. It is a poor habit. – A Red Wallflower by Susan Warner
  3. " Oh, it's just a habit. – The Star Lord by Boyd Ellanby
  4. I'm a creature of habit. – The Morals of Marcus Ordeyne by William J. Locke
  5. He started up, but long habit stopped him almost as soon as he moved. – The Wealth of Echindul by Noel Miller Loomis
  6. Bobby remembered that it had been old Blackburn's habit to keep it closed. – The Abandoned Room by Wadsworth Camp
  7. Yes; by force of habit I am still carrying my pocket case. – The Mystery of 31 New Inn by R. Austin Freeman
  8. He and Miss Hamilton had pushed on ahead of them into the Bush, which was a thing they had fallen into the habit of doing. – The Greater Power by Harold Bindloss W. Herbert Dunton
  9. He shook hands with the Senior Second, which also was his habit; and he smiled too, but rather grimly. – Love Stories by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  10. She did not offer to show it, as had been her habit in the old days. – 'Lizbeth of the Dale by Marian Keith
  11. " It is the habit of my people," he answered. – Afar in the Forest by W.H.G. Kingston
  12. I got them to make people laugh- people that are not in the habit of laughing! – The May Flower, and Miscellaneous Writings by Harriet Beecher Stowe
  13. She had the habit of the girl; she respected her, she even loved her. – The Landlord at Lion's Head, Complete by William Dean Howells Last Updated: February 27, 2009
  14. Then he told her of his marriage- something he had never in all his life spoken of to any one in that manner; but the force of sweet and early habit was upon him- he could talk to Mrs. Temple about the young creature so much loved and so long dead. – Throckmorton by Molly Elliot Seawell
  15. But he was in reality only getting ready to say something, and it was his habit to say something else while doing so. – Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley
  16. Aunt Bessie only means that speaking that way is rather a bad habit to get into. – Sunny Boy in the Country by Ramy Allison White
  17. It is the Briton's habit so to do. – The First Hundred Thousand by Ian Hay
  18. Where did you catch that horrible habit? – Gentle Julia by Booth Tarkington
  19. I am not in the habit of giving a second chance to any man. – The Unwilling Vestal by Edward Lucas White
  20. She held the skirt of her habit closer, as if to avoid all contact. – The Front Yard by Constance Fenimore Woolson