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Definition 1: excessive use of drugs - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for habit in the sense of this definition

(habit is a kind of ...) improper or excessive use

"alcohol abuse" "the abuse of public funds"

(... is a kind of habit ) excessive use of alcohol and alcoholic drinks

Definition 2: (psychology) an automatic pattern of behavior in reaction to a specific situation; may be inherited or acquired through frequent repetition - [noun denoting act]

Samples where habit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • owls have nocturnal habits
  • she had a habit twirling the ends of her hair
  • long use had hardened him to it

Synonyms for habit in the sense of this definition

(habit is a kind of ...) accepted or habitual practice

(... is a kind of habit ) stereotyped behavior

(... is a kind of habit ) acquired behavior that is practiced so long it seems innate

(... is a kind of habit ) the habit of keeping free of superficial imperfections

(habit belongs to category ...) the science of mental life

Definition 3: a distinctive attire worn by a member of a religious order - [noun denoting artifact]

(habit is a kind of ...) clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion

"formal attire" "battle dress"

(... is a kind of habit ) a habit worn by clerics

(... is a kind of habit ) a long loose habit worn by monks in a monastery

(... is a kind of habit ) a long loose habit worn by nuns in a convent

(habit belongs to category ...) a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny

"he lost his faith but not his morality"

Definition 4: attire that is typically worn by a horseback rider (especially a woman's attire) - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for habit in the sense of this definition

(habit is a kind of ...) clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion

"formal attire" "battle dress"

(habit is a part of ...) (used in the plural) flared trousers ending at the calves; worn with riding boots

(habit is a part of ...) a boot without laces that is worn for riding horses; part of a riding habit

Definition 5: an established custom - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where habit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • it was their habit to dine at 7 every evening

Synonyms for habit in the sense of this definition

(habit is a kind of ...) a specific practice of long standing

Definition 6: the general form or mode of growth (especially of a plant or crystal) - [noun denoting process]

Samples where habit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a shrub of spreading habit

(habit is a kind of ...) (biology) the process of an individual organism growing organically; a purely biological unfolding of events involved in an organism changing gradually from a simple to a more complex level

"he proposed an indicator of osseous development in children"

Definition 7: put a habit on - [verb of body]

(habit is a kind of ...) provide with clothes or put clothes on

"Parents must feed and dress their child"

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