- An action performed on a regular basis.
- Synonyms: wont
- a man of very shy, retired habits
- It’s become a habit of mine to have a cup of coffee after dinner.
- 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.
- c. 1599–1602, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmarke”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act I, scene iii]:
- Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy.
- 1705 (revised 1718), Joseph Addison, Remarks on Several Parts of Italy
- There are, among the statues, several of Venus, in different habits.
- (botany, mineralogy) Form of growth or general appearance of a variety or species of plant or crystal.
- An addiction.
- He has a 10-cigar habit.
- French: habitude
- German: Gewohnheit, Habitus
- Italian: abitudine, consuetudine
- Portuguese: hábito, costume
- Russian: привы́чка
- Spanish: costumbre, hábito
- French: habit
- German: Kutte
- Italian: tonaca, abito monacale, abito talare, saio
- Portuguese: hábito
- Russian: ря́са
- Spanish: hábito
habit (habits, present participle habiting; past and past participle habited)Related terms Translations
- French: habiller