What does the word habitation mean?

Usage examples for habitation

  1. Going down this river there was no way but by the Indian Sea to reach a land where there was no habitation. – History of the Incas by Pedro Sarmiento de Gamboa
  2. A winter evening, a night of storm, had darkened over Pearson's habitation, and there were no cheerful faces to drive the gloom from his broad hearth. – From-Twice-Told-Tales by Hawthorne, Nathaniel
  3. Generally the pursuers kept wide of all human habitation. – Patsy by S. R. Crockett