Share this entry
habitable Line breaks: hab¦it|able
Pronunciation: /ˈhabɪtəb(ə)l/

Definition of habitable in English:


Suitable or good enough to live in: the house should be habitable by Christmas
More example sentences
  • It's a gigantic ball of fire which supposedly warms the Earth enough to make it habitable for life.
  • That we live in a habitable universe of course is a selection effect.
  • We may well be living in a habitable portion of an infinite and random universe whose initial state obeyed no laws of Nature at all.
fit to live in, inhabitable, fit to occupy, in good repair, usable, liveable in, suitable for residential use
formal tenantable


Pronunciation: /habɪtəˈbɪlɪti/
Example sentences
  • Over-consumption, pollution, the loss of species and habitats, and mismanagement of natural resources are undermining global habitability.
  • They come away with an appreciation of their planet and the complex systems on Earth that support human habitability.
  • The edibility of a planet's plant life is one of the factors of habitability.


Late Middle English: via Old French from Latin habitabilis, from habitare 'possess, inhabit'.

Definition of habitable in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Related Words