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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
habit (noun)
1.
archaic - clothing
2.
a) a costume characteristic of a calling, rank, or function - a nun's habit
b) a costume worn for horseback riding
3.
manner of conducting oneself - bearing
4.
bodily appearance or makeup - a man of fleshy habit
5.
the prevailing disposition or character of a person's thoughts and feelings mental makeup
6.
a settled tendency or usual manner of behavior - her habit of taking a morning walk
7.
a) a behavior pattern acquired by frequent repetition or physiologic exposure that shows itself in regularity or increased facility of performance
b) an acquired mode of behavior that has become nearly or completely involuntary - got up early from force of habit
c) - addiction a drug habit
8.
characteristic mode of growth or occurrence - a grass similar to Indian corn in habit
9.
of a crystal characteristic assemblage of forms at crystallization leading to a usual appearance - shape
habit (verb)
transitive verb
- clothe dress
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
habit (noun)
1.
a usual manner of behaving or doing
SYNONIMS:
custom, fashion, habitude, pattern, practice ( practise), ritual, second nature, trick, way, wont
RELATED WORDS:
addiction; disposition; bent, inclination, proclivity, set, tendency, tenor, turn; bag, convention, form, mode, style; usage, use; deportment, manners, mores; drill, groove, jog trot, regime ( régime), regimen, rote, routine, rut; affectation, airs, pose; attribute, characteristic, mark, trait; eccentricity, kink, oddity, peculiarity, quirk, singularity, tic
habit (noun)
2.
a physiological need for certain drugs
SYNONIMS:
dependence ( dependance), habit, jones, monkey
RELATED WORDS:
alcoholism, heroinism, morphinism; habituation, tolerance
habit (noun)
3.
the type of body that a person has
SYNONIMS:
build, constitution, figure, form, frame, habit, shape
RELATED WORDS:
anatomy, structure
habit (noun)
archaic
covering for the human body
SYNONIMS:
apparel, attire, clobber, clothes, costumery, dress, duds, garments, gear, habiliment(s), habit, rags, raiment, rig, rigging, threads, toggery, togs, vestiary, vestments, vesture, wear, wearables, weeds
RELATED WORDS:
garderobe, wardrobe; array, bravery, caparison, finery, gaiety ( gayety), glad rags, pretties, regalia, trim; foofaraw, frippery, gaudery, tawdry, trumpery []; tatters; costume, ensemble, frock, garb, getup, guise, livery, outfit; civvies ( civies), mufti; couture, prêt-à-porter ( pret-a-porter), ready-to-wear, tailoring; activewear, loungewear, outerwear, playwear, sportswear; nightclothes, sleepwear, smallclothes, underclothes, underwear; haberdashery, menswear
habit (verb)
to outfit with clothes and especially fine or special clothes
SYNONIMS:
apparel, array, attire, bedeck, caparison, costume, deck (out), do up, dress, dress up, enrobe, garb, garment, get up, gown, habit, invest, rig (out), robe, suit, tog (up out), toilet, vesture
RELATED WORDS:
cloak, frock, jacket, mantle, vest; drape, enswathe, hap [], huddle, swaddle, swathe, wrap; accoutre ( accouter), bedight [], equip, furnish, habilitate, outfit, tailor, uniform; dress down, underdress
NEAR ANTONYMS:
denude, divest, uncover, undrape, unveil
disarray, disrobe, strip, unclothe, undress, untruss []
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