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- 1 English
- 2 French
- 3 Old French
- 4 Polish
habit (plural habits)
- An action done on a regular basis.
- Washington Irving
- a man of very shy, retired habits
2013 July 19, Ian Sample, “Irregular bedtimes may affect children's brains”, The Guardian Weekly, volume 189, number 6, page 34:
- Irregular bedtimes may disrupt healthy brain development in young children, according to a study of intelligence and sleeping habits. ¶ Going to bed at a different time each night affected girls more than boys, but both fared worse on mental tasks than children who had a set bedtime, researchers found.
- It’s become a habit of mine to have a cup of coffee after dinner.
- Washington Irving
- An action performed repeatedly and automatically, usually without awareness.
- By force of habit, he dressed for work even though it was holiday.
- A long piece of clothing worn by monks and nuns.
- It’s interesting how Catholic and Buddhist monks both wear habits.
- A piece of clothing worn uniformly for a specific activity.
- The new riding habits of the team looked smashing!
- (archaic) Outward appearance; attire; dress.
- Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy.
- There are, among the statues, several of Venus, in different habits.
- 1719, Daniel Defoe, Robinson Crusoe
- […] it was always my fate to choose for the worse, so I did here; for having money in my pocket and good clothes upon my back, I would always go on board in the habit of a gentleman; and so I neither had any business in the ship, or learned to do any.
- (botany) form of growth or general appearance of a variety or species of plant, e.g. erect, prostrate, bushy.
- An addiction.
- He has a 10-cigar habit.
an action done on a regular basis
action performed repeatedly and automatically, usually without awareness
long piece of clothing worn by monks and nuns
piece of clothing worn uniformly for a specific activity
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- habit in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- habit in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
habit m (plural habits)
- “habit” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
- alternative form of
- habit (clothing worn by monks and nuns)