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habit Tweet Definition of habit Like Definition of habit on Facebook
noun
  1. an action done on a regular basis.
It's become a of mine to have a cup of coffee after dinner.
  1. an action performed repeatedly and automatically, usually without awareness.
By force of , he dressed for work even though it was holiday.
  1. a long piece of clothing worn by monks and nuns.
It's interesting how Catholic and Buddhist monks both wear habits.
  1. a piece of clothing worn uniformly for a specific activity.
The new riding habits of the team looked smashing!.
  1. customary manner of dress.
    • 1719: w:Daniel Defoe, Daniel Defoe, w:Robinson Crusoe, Robinson Crusoe
    • : ...it was always my fate to choose for the worse, so I did here; for having money in my pocket and good clothes upon my back, I would always go on board in the of a gentleman; and so I neither had any business in the ship, or learned to do any.
      1. an addiction.
      He has a 10-cigar .
harem Tweet Definition of harem Like Definition of harem on Facebook
noun
  1. The private part of an Arab household. In traditional Arab culture, this part of the household was forbidden to male strangers.
  2. A group of women, wives and/or concubines in a polygamous household.
  3. A group of female animals (cows) herded and controlled by a male animal (bull) of that species for breeding purposes. Such behaviour is exhibited by bovids including cattle and buffalo as well as moose, elephants, seals, sea lions, sea elephants.
hircine Tweet Definition of hircine Like Definition of hircine on Facebook
adjective
  1. Of or pertaining to goats
honk Tweet Definition of honk Like Definition of honk on Facebook
verb
  1. (context, transitive, intransitive) To use a car horn.
  2. (intransitive) To make a sound like a car horn.
  3. (intransitive) To make the sound of a goose.
hoot Tweet Definition of hoot Like Definition of hoot on Facebook
noun
  1. A derisive cry or shout.
  2. The cry of an owl.
  3. A fun event, a blast
verb
  1. To cry out or shout in contempt.
  2. To make the cry of an owl.
  3. To assail with contemptuous cries or shouts; to follow with derisive shouts.
hop Tweet Definition of hop Like Definition of hop on Facebook
noun
  1. a short jump, a short journey
  2. the plant (w:Hop (plant), Humulus lupulus) from whose flowers, beer or ale is brewed
  3. (plural) the w:Hops, flowers of the plant, dried & used to brew beer etc.
  4. a dance
  5. a narcotic drug, usually opium
howl Tweet Definition of howl Like Definition of howl on Facebook
noun
  1. The protracted, mournful cry of a dog or a wolf, or other like sound.
  2. A prolonged cry of distress or anguish; a wail.
verb
  1. To utter a loud, protraced, mournful sound or cry, as dogs and wolves often do.
  2. To utter a sound expressive of distress; to cry aloud and mournfully; to lament; to wail.
  3. To make a noise resembling the cry of a wild beast.
  4. To utter with outcry.

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