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Meaning of habitat

hab•i•tat

Pronunciation: (hab'i-tat"), [key]
— n.
  1. the natural environment of an organism; place that is natural for the life and growth of an organism: a tropical habitat.
  2. the place where a person or thing is usually found. Paris is a major habitat of artists.
  3. a special environment for living in over an extended period, as an underwater research vessel.
  4. habitation (def. 1).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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