Found 3 items, similar to habit.
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n 1: an established custom; “it was their habit to dine at 7
2: 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”
3: (religion) a distinctive attire (as the costume of a
4: excessive use of drugs [syn: substance abuse
, drug abuse
v : put a habit on
English → English
(h[a^]b"[i^]t) n. [OE. habit, abit, F. habit, fr.
L. habitus state, appearance, dress, fr. habere to have, be
in a condition; prob. akin to E. have. See Have
, and cf.
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
living organism. Specifically, the tendency of a plant or
animal to grow in a certain way; as, the deciduous habit
of certain trees.
[1913 Webster +PJC]
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 statues, several of Venus, in
different habits. --Addison.
5. Hence: The distinctive clothing worn commonly by nuns or
monks; as, in the late 1900's many orders of nuns
discarded their habits and began to dress as ordinary lay
Syn: Practice; mode; manner; way; custom; fashion.
. 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.
(h[a^]b"[i^]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Habited
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
1. To inhabit. [Obs.]
In thilke places as they [birds] habiten. --Rom. of
2. To dress; to clothe; to array.
They habited themselves like those rural deities.
3. To accustom; to habituate. [Obs.] --Chapman.