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Dictionary Definition

habit

Noun

1 an established custom; "it was their habit to dine at 7 every evening" [syn: wont]
2 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" [syn: use, wont]
3 (religion) a distinctive attire (as the costume of a religious order)
4 excessive use of drugs [syn: substance abuse, drug abuse] v : put a habit on

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

From habit, from habitus.

Pronunciation

  • /ˈhæbɪt/, /"h

Extensive Definition

Habit may refer to:
  • Habit (psychology), an acquired pattern of behavior that often occurs automatically
  • Habituation, non-associative learning in which there is a progressive diminution of behavioral response probability with repetition of a stimulus
  • An act done repeatedly, sometimes unconsciously (such as a tic), sometimes for leisure (such as a hobby)
  • Crystal habit, as it applies to the typical appearance of minerals
  • Religious habit, a distinctive dress worn by the members of a religious order
  • Riding habit, riding clothes worn for hunting or for exhibition
  • Habit (biology), the instinctive actions of animals and the natural tendencies of plants
  • Habit (film), a 1997 vampire-themed psychodrama
  • "Habit" (song), a song by Pearl Jam
  • Habit evidence, term used in the law of evidence

See also

habit in French: Habitude
habit in Galician: Hábito
habit in Ido: Kustumo
habit in Polish: Obyczaj
habit in Portuguese: Hábito

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

a habit, accouter, acquired tolerance, acute alcoholism, addictedness, addiction, alcoholism, amphetamine withdrawal symptoms, apparel, array, attire, attitude, automatism, bad habit, barbiturate addiction, barbiturism, bedizenment, bent, bib and tucker, body-build, brand, caparison, cast, chain smoking, character, characteristic, characteristics, chronic alcoholism, clothes, clothing, cocainism, complexion, composition, compulsion, constituents, constitution, convention, costume, crash, crasis, craving, creature of habit, custom, dependence, dharma, diathesis, dipsomania, disguise, disposition, drapery, dress, dressing, drug addiction, drug culture, drug dependence, duds, equip, ethos, fashion, fatigues, feathers, fiber, fig, fit, fit out, force of habit, frame, frame of mind, frock, garb, garments, gear, genius, grain, guise, habiliment, habiliments, habit pattern, habituation, habitude, hue, humor, humors, idiosyncrasy, ilk, inclination, investiture, investment, kind, linen, livery, makeup, manner, mannerism, masquerade, minauderie, mode, mold, nature, nicotine addiction, outfit, pattern, peculiar trait, peculiarity, penchant, physical dependence, physique, policy, practice, praxis, predisposition, proclivity, propensity, property, psychological dependence, quality, quirk, rags, raiment, regalia, rig, rig out, rig up, robes, routine, rule, second nature, somatotype, sort, spirit, sportswear, stamp, stereotype, stereotyped behavior, streak, stripe, style, suchness, suit, system, temper, temperament, tendency, tenor, threads, togs, toilette, tolerance, tone, trademark, trick, trick of behavior, trim, turn out, type, uniform, usage, use, vein, vestment, vestments, vesture, way, wear, wearing apparel, withdrawal sickness, withdrawal symptoms, wont
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