the native habitat or home of an animal or plant
dwelling, home, domicile, abode, habitation, dwelling house(noun)
housing that someone is living in
"he built a modest dwelling near the pond"; "they raise money to provide homes for the homeless"
rest home, legal residence, domicile, dwelling, home base, inhabitation, place, dwelling house, base, abode, home, home plate, family, inhabitancy, house, habitation, residence, plate, nursing home, menage, household
inhabitancy, inhabitation, habitation(noun)
the act of dwelling in or living permanently in a place (said of both animals and men)
"he studied the creation and inhabitation and demise of the colony"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Abode, dwelling, and habitation are used with little difference of meaning to denote the place where one habitually lives; abode and habitation belong to the poetic or elevated style. Even dwelling is not used in familiar speech; a person says "my house," "my home," or more formally "my residence." Home, from the Anglo-Saxon, denoting originally a dwelling, came to mean an endeared dwelling as the scene of domestic love and happy and cherished family life, a sense to which there is an increasing tendency to restrict the word — desirably so, since we have other words to denote the mere dwelling-place; we say "The wretched tenement could not be called home," or "The humble cabin was dear to him as the home of his childhood."Home's not merely four square walls,
Tho with pictures hung and gilded;
Home is where affection calls —
Where its shrine the heart has builded.
Thus the word comes to signify any place of rest and peace, and especially heaven, as the soul's peaceful and eternal dwelling-place.
Dictionary of English Synonymes
Translations for habitation
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- Behausung, WohnenGerman
- residencia, ocupación, asentamiento, casa, morada, poblamientoSpanish
- asuinpaikka, asunto, asuminen, oleskeleminenFinnish
- còmhnaidh, ionad-còmhnaidhScottish Gaelic
- lakóhely, tartózkodási hely, tartózkodás, lakásHungarian
- domostwo, zamieszkiwaniePolish
- ме́сто жи́тельства, жили́ще, жильё, прожива́ние, обита́ниеRussian
- บ้านเรือน, บ้านช่องThai
- прожива́ння, поме́шкання, ме́шканняUkrainian
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