1. [syn: inhabitant, habitant, dweller, denizen, indweller]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Inhabitant \In*hab"it*ant\, n. [L. inhabitans, -antis, p. pr. of
1. One who dwells or resides permanently in a place, as
distinguished from a transient lodger or visitor; as, an
inhabitant of a house, a town, a city, county, or state.
"Frail inhabitants of earth." --Cowper.
In this place, they report that they saw inhabitants
which were very fair and fat people. --Abp. Abbot.
2. (Law) One who has a legal settlement in a town, city, or
parish; a permanent resident.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a person who inhabits a particular place [syn:
inhabitant, habitant, dweller, denizen,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
48 Moby Thesaurus words for "inhabitant":
aborigine, addressee, artist-in-residence, autochthon, citizen,
citizenry, commonwealth, community, constituency,
cultural community, denizen, dweller, dwellers, folk,
general public, habitancy, habitant, house detective, incumbent,
indigene, inhabitants, inhabiter, inmate, inpatient, intern,
linguistic community, live-in maid, liver, locum tenens, nation,
native, occupant, occupier, people, people at large, populace,
population, public, residencer, resident, resident physician,
residentiary, resider, society, sojourner, speech community,
tenant, whole people