Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun habit

6 senses of habit

Sense 1
habit, wont -- (an established custom; "it was their habit to dine at 7 every evening")
       => custom, tradition -- (a specific practice of long standing)

Sense 2
habit, use -- ((psychology) an automatic pattern of behavior in reaction to a specific situation; may be inherited or acquired through frequent repetition; "owls have nocturnal habits"; "she had a habit twirling the ends of her hair"; "long use had hardened him to it")
       => custom, usage, usance -- (accepted or habitual practice)

Sense 3
habit -- (a distinctive attire worn by a member of a religious order)
       => attire, garb, dress -- (clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion; "formal attire"; "battle dress")

Sense 4
habit -- (the general form or mode of growth (especially of a plant or crystal); "a shrub of spreading habit")
       => growth, growing, maturation, development, ontogeny, ontogenesis -- ((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")

Sense 5
habit, riding habit -- (attire that is typically worn by a horseback rider (especially a woman's attire))
       => attire, garb, dress -- (clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion; "formal attire"; "battle dress")

Sense 6
substance abuse, drug abuse, habit -- (excessive use of drugs)
       => misuse, abuse -- (improper or excessive use; "alcohol abuse"; "the abuse of public funds")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb habit

1 sense of habit

Sense 1
habit -- (put a habit on)
       => dress, clothe, enclothe, garb, raiment, tog, garment, habilitate, fit out, apparel -- (provide with clothes or put clothes on; "Parents must feed and dress their child")

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