1. [syn: habitat, home ground]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Habitat \Hab"i*tat\ (h[a^]b"[i^]*t[a^]t), n. [L., it dwells, fr.
habitare. See Habit, v. t.]
1. (Biol.) The natural abode, locality or region of an animal
2. Place where anything is commonly found.
This word has its habitat in Oxfordshire. --Earle.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the type of environment in which an organism or group
normally lives or occurs; "a marine habitat"; "he felt safe
on his home grounds" [syn: habitat, home ground]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
45 Moby Thesaurus words for "habitat":
abode, alentours, ambience, ambit, bailiwick, borderlands, circle,
circuit, circumambiencies, circumjacencies, circumstances, compass,
context, domain, element, entourage, environing circumstances,
environment, environs, gestalt, haunt, home, locale, locality,
milieu, native environment, neighborhood, outposts, outskirts,
perimeter, periphery, precincts, purlieus, range, realm, site,
situation, stamping ground, suburbs, surroundings, terrain,
territory, total environment, vicinage, vicinity
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018):
The original term for on-line graphical
virtual communities or worlds. Created at Lucasfilm in 1985
by Randy Farmer and Chip Morningstar.