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Definition of "inhabitant" []

  • One that inhabits a place, especially as a permanent resident: the inhabitants of a fishing village; snakes, lizards, and other inhabitants of the desert. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "inhabitant" in a sentence
  • "Carbon footprint per inhabitant is lower in Manhattan than anywhere else in the country - a full 30% smaller than the national average."
  • "My New Shorter Oxford does define Latino as “A Latin American inhabitant of the United States,” which would indeed exclude Cardozo — but would equally exclude all Americans of merely Spanish, as opposed to Latin American, extraction."
  • "The fact that the older inhabitant is always stated to have been dark is a proof that the new-comer must have been fair."