Part of speech: noun

An acquired tendency toward the repetition of an act or thought; habitual course of action or conduct.

Part of speech: noun

Habitual condition; temperament.

Part of speech: noun

An outer garment; costume; a woman's dress for horse backriding.

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Usage examples "habit":

  1. His usual habit was to go to sleep the moment he got into bed; but he was always ready to talk, if there was anything he wanted to talk about. - "The Honour of the Clintons", Archibald Marshall.
  2. It is because men feel the necessity to explain that they drop into the habit of saying what is not true. - "Reviews", Oscar Wilde.
  3. But Sir Roger de Launay, ever watching the Queen, saw that she was very pale, and more silent even than was her usual habit, and that her eyes every now and again rested on the King, with something of wonder, as well as fear. - "Temporal Power", Marie Corelli.