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English noun: habit

1. habit (cognition) an established custom


SamplesIt was their habit to dine at 7 every evening.


Synonymswont


Broader (hypernym)custom, tradition

2. habit (act) (psychology) an automatic pattern of behavior in reaction to a specific situation; may be inherited or acquired through frequent repetition


SamplesOwls have nocturnal habits.
She had a habit twirling the ends of her hair.
Long use had hardened him to it.


Synonymsuse


Broader (hypernym)custom, usage, usance


Narrower (hyponym)cleanliness, ritual, second nature


Domain categorypsychological science, psychology

3. habit (artifact) a distinctive attire worn by a member of a religious order


Broader (hypernym)attire, dress, garb


Narrower (hyponym)frock, monastic habit, nun's habit


Domain categoryfaith, religion, religious belief

4. habit (process) the general form or mode of growth (especially of a plant or crystal)


SamplesA shrub of spreading habit.


Broader (hypernym)development, growing, growth, maturation, ontogenesis, ontogeny

5. habit (artifact) attire that is typically worn by a horseback rider (especially a woman's attire)


Synonymsriding habit


Broader (hypernym)attire, dress, garb


Part holonymjodhpur breeches, jodhpurs, riding boot, riding breeches

6. habit (act) excessive use of drugs


Synonymsdrug abuse, substance abuse


Broader (hypernym)abuse, misuse


Narrower (hyponym)alcohol abuse, alcoholic abuse, alcoholism abuse


English verb: habit

1. habit (body) put a habit on


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)apparel, clothe, dress, enclothe, fit out, garb, garment, habilitate, raiment, tog









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