from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One that inhabits a place, especially as a permanent resident: the inhabitants of a fishing village; snakes, lizards, and other inhabitants of the desert.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Someone or thing who lives in a place.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who dwells or resides permanently in a place, as distinguished from a transient lodger or visitor.
- n. One who has a legal settlement in a town, city, or parish; a permanent resident.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Inhabiting; resident.
- n. A resident; one who dwells in a place, as distinguished from a transient or occasional lodger or visitor.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a person who inhabits a particular place
Old French inhabitant, from Latin inhabitans, present participle of inhabito ("to inhabit"), from in- ("in") + habitō ("to dwell") (frequentative of habeō ("to hold"), from Proto-Indo-European *ghabh- (“seize, take, hold, have”). (Wiktionary)