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definition of the word habit

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From Old French habit, from Latin habitus (condition, bearing).

Singular
habit

Plural
habits

habit (plural habits)

  1. An action done on a regular basis.
    It’s become a habit of mine to have a cup of coffee after dinner.
  2. An action performed repeatedly and automatically, usually without awareness.
    By force of habit, he dressed for work even though it was holiday.
  3. A long piece of clothing worn by monks and nuns.
    It’s interesting how Catholic and Buddhist monks both wear habits.
  4. A piece of clothing worn uniformly for a specific activity.
    The new riding habits of the team looked smashing!.
  5. Customary manner of dress.
    • 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.
  6. An addiction.
    He has a 10-cigar habit.


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