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Noun: habit  ha-bit
  1. An established custom
    "it was their habit to dine at 7 every evening";
    - wont
     
  2. (psychology) an automatic pattern of behaviour in reaction to a specific situation; may be inherited or acquired through frequent repetition
    "owls have nocturnal habits"; "she had a habit twirling the ends of her hair";
    - use
     
  3. (religion) a distinctive attire worn by a member of a religious order
     
  4. The general form or mode of growth (especially of a plant or crystal)
    "a shrub of spreading habit"
     
  5. Attire that is typically worn by a horseback rider (especially a woman's attire)
    - riding habit
     
  6. Excessive use of drugs
    - substance abuse, drug abuse
Verb: habit  ha-bit
  1. Put a habit on

Derived forms: habited, habits, habiting

Type of: abuse, apparel, attire, clothe, custom, development, dress, enclothe, fit out, garb, garment, growing, growth, habilitate [archaic], maturation, misuse, ontogenesis, ontogeny, raiment [archaic], tog, tradition, usage, usance

Encyclopedia: Habit, Kentucky