1. The act of inhabiting; state of inhabiting or dwelling, or of being inhabited; occupancy.
2. Place of abode; settled dwelling; residence; house.
The Lord . . . blesseth the habitation of the just. --Prov. iii. 33.
n 1: the native habitat or home of an animal or plant
2: housing that someone is living in; "he built a modest
dwelling near the pond"; "they raise money to provide
homes for the homeless" [syn: dwelling, home, domicile,
abode, dwelling house]
3: the act of dwelling in or living permanently in a place
(said of both animals and men); "he studied the creation
and inhabitation and demise of the colony" [syn: inhabitancy,
God is the habitation of his people, who find rest and safety in
him (Ps. 71:3; 91:9). Justice and judgment are the habitation of
God's throne (Ps. 89:14, Heb. mekhon, "foundation"), because all
his acts are founded on justice and judgment. (See Ps. 132:5,
13; Eph. 2:22, of Canaan, Jerusalem, and the temple as God's
habitation.) God inhabits eternity (Isa. 57:15), i.e., dwells
not only among men, but in eternity, where time is unknown; and
"the praises of Israel" (Ps. 22:3), i.e., he dwells among those
praises and is continually surrounded by them.