What is the meaning of habit?


  • An established custom.
    • usage: "it was their habit to dine at 7 every evening"
  • Psychology) an automatic pattern of behavior in reaction to a specific situation; may be inherited or acquired through frequent repetition. (
    • usage: "owls have nocturnal habits"; "she had a habit twirling the ends of her hair"; "long use had hardened him to it"
  • A distinctive attire worn by a member of a religious order.
  • The general form or mode of growth (especially of a plant or crystal. )
    • usage: "a shrub of spreading habit"
  • Attire that is typically worn by a horseback rider (especially a woman's attire.
  • Excessive use of drugs.


  • Put a habit on. .
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