Definition of inhabitant noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ɪnˈhæbɪtənt//
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈhæbɪtənt//
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a person or an animal that lives in a particular place the oldest inhabitant of the village a town of 11 000 inhabitants Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French, from Latin inhabitare ‘inhabit’.Word Familyinhabit verbhabitable adjective (uninhabitable)inhabited adjective (uninhabited)inhabitant nounhabitation nounExtra examples 77% of the inhabitants lived in the countryside. He is Brixham’s oldest inhabitant. London has over seven million inhabitants. São Paulo has nearly 20 million inhabitants. The island’s earliest inhabitants came from India. towns of about 10 000 inhabitants It eats mice, lizards and other small inhabitants of the forest floor. It is a town of about 10 000 inhabitants. the inhabitants of the rainforest/​tundra/​remote islands
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