Definition of habit - Reference.org > Your most extensive resource for Definitions & Translations

Definition of habit

What is the definition of "habit"?
  • hab•itnoun
  • 1. A recurrent, often unconscious pattern of behavior that is acquired through frequent repetition.
    2. An established disposition of the mind or character.
    3. Customary manner or practice: a person of ascetic habits.
    4. An addiction, especially to a narcotic drug.
    5. Physical constitution.


Use "habit" in a sentence
  • "When work has become a habit, the intellectual level rises rapidly, and organized order causes good conduct to become a _habit_."

    "In general, we may say that habit bears a twofold relation to attention: on the one hand, _facile attention shows the reign of habit_."

    "Addiction is a tricky thing, and the first thing I believe our friend Sid would recommend is to explore whether what you are calling a habit is an addiction."

Words like "habit" (synonyms)

Translate habit

How to Say "habit" in:
  • Spanish: habit
  • German: habit
  • French: habit
  • Mandarin: habit
  • Japanese: habit

Words Like habit