meaning of habit

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.
The general appearance and manner of life of a living organism.
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.
Outward appearance; attire; dress; hence, a garment; esp. , a closely fitting garment or dress worn by ladies; as, a riding habit.
To inhabit.
To dress; to clothe; to array.
To accustom; to habituate. [Obs. ] Chapman.
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"

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