Habitátion. n.s. [habitation, French; habitatio, Latin.]
- The act of dwelling; the state of a place receiving dwellers.
Amplitude almost immense, with stars
Numerous, and ev'ry star perhaps a world
Of destin'd habitation. Milton's Paradise Lost, b. vii.
For want of habitation and repair,
Dissolve to heaps of ruins. Denham's Sophy.
Rocks and mountains, which in the first ages were high and craggy, and consequently then inconvenient for habitation, were by continual deterration brought to a lower pitch. Woodward's Natural History.
- Place of abode; dwelling.
Wisdom, to the end she might save many, built her house of that nature which is common unto all; she made not this or that man her habitation, but dwelt in us. Hooker, b. v.
God oft descends to visit men
Unseen, and through their habitations walks
To mark their doings. Milton's Paradise Lost, b. xii.