inhabitant

Someone who usually lives in a specific place — whether it's a mansion, a cave, or a beach house — is its inhabitant.

The old man who lives in the scary house down the street is its inhabitant, and the skunk that built a nest under your porch is — unfortunately — an inhabitant of your front yard. The noun inhabitant comes from the verb inhabit, or "to live in," which in turn is rooted in the Latin word inhabitare, "to dwell in or to live in."

Definitions of inhabitant
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n a person who inhabits a particular place

Synonyms:
denizen, dweller, habitant, indweller
Examples:
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Agrippina the Elder
granddaughter of Augustus and mother of Caligula and Agrippina the Younger (14 BC - AD 33)
Agrippina the Younger
wife who poisoned Claudius after her son Nero was declared heir and who was then put to death by Nero
Alcaeus
Greek lyric poet of Lesbos; reputed inventor of Alcaic verse (611-580 BC)
Alcibiades
ancient Athenian statesman and general in the Peloponnesian War (circa 450-404 BC)
Antigonus Cyclops
a general of Alexander the Great and king of Macedonia; lost one eye; killed in a battle at Ipsus (382-301 BC)
Arminius
German hero; leader at the battle of Teutoburger Wald in AD 9 (circa 18 BC - AD 19)
Artaxerxes I
king of Persia who sanctioned the practice of Judaism in Jerusalem (?-424 BC)
Artaxerxes II
king of Persia who subdued numerous revolutions and made peace with Sparta (?-359 BC)
Athelstan
the first Saxon ruler who extended his kingdom to include nearly all of England (895-939)
Clovis I
king of the Franks who unified Gaul and established his capital at Paris and founded the Frankish monarchy; his name was rendered as Gallic `Louis' (466-511)
Demetrius Poliorcetes
son of Antigonus Cyclops and king of Macedonia; he and his father were defeated at the battle of Ipsus (337-283 BC)
Demosthenes
Athenian statesman and orator (circa 385-322 BC)
Draco
Athenian lawmaker whose code of laws prescribed death for almost every offense (circa 7th century BC)
Lysimachus
Macedonian general under Alexander the Great; with Seleucus he defeated Antigonus and Demetrius at the battle of Ipsus (circa 355-281 BC)
Philemon
(New Testament) a Christian (probably living in Colossae) whose slave escaped and went to see Saint Paul
Sappho
the Greek lyric poet of Lesbos; much admired although only fragments of her poetry have been preserved (6th century BC)
Seleucus I Nicator
Macedonian general who accompanied Alexander the Great into Asia; founded a line of kings who reigned in Asia Minor until 65 BC (358-281 BC)
Socrates
ancient Athenian philosopher; teacher of Plato and Xenophon (470-399 BC)
Tenzing Norgay
Sherpa mountaineer guide who with Sir Edmund Hillary was one of the first to attain the summit of Mount Everest (1914-1986)
Types:
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Asian, Asiatic
a native or inhabitant of Asia
European
a native or inhabitant of Europe
Aussie, Australian
a native or inhabitant of Australia
Austronesian
a native or inhabitant of Austronesia
Kiwi, New Zealander
a native or inhabitant of New Zealand
American
a native or inhabitant of a North American or Central American or South American country
American
a native or inhabitant of the United States
Alsatian
a native or inhabitant of Alsace
borderer
an inhabitant of a border area (especially the border between Scotland and England)
cottage dweller, cottager
someone who lives in a cottage
easterner
an inhabitant of an eastern area; especially of the U.S.
Galilaean, Galilean
an inhabitant of Galilee (an epithet of Jesus Christ)
Hittite
a member of an ancient people who inhabited Anatolia and northern Syria about 2000 to 1200 BC
island-dweller, islander
an inhabitant of an island
landlubber, landman, landsman
a person who lives and works on land
Latin
an inhabitant of ancient Latium
liver
someone who lives in a place
marcher
an inhabitant of a border district
Nazarene
an inhabitant of Nazareth
Northerner
an inhabitant of the North
Numidian
an inhabitant of ancient Numidia
Occidental
a native inhabitant of the Occident
Philistine
a member of an Aegean people who settled ancient Philistia around the 12th century BC
Phrygian
a native or inhabitant of Phrygia
plainsman
an inhabitant of a plains region (especially the Great Plains of North America)
occupant, occupier, resident
someone who lives at a particular place for a prolonged period or who was born there
earthling, earthman, tellurian, worldling
an inhabitant of the earth
Trinidadian
inhabitant or native of Trinidad
villager
one who has lived in a village most of their life
westerner
an inhabitant of a western area; especially of the U.S.
African American, African-American, Afro-American, Black American
an American whose ancestors were born in Africa
Asian American
an American who is of Asian descent
Oriental, oriental person
a member of an Oriental race; the term is regarded as offensive by Asians (especially by Asian Americans)
Indian
a native or inhabitant of India
Abo, Aboriginal, Aborigine, Australian Aborigine, native Australian
a dark-skinned member of a race of people living in Australia when Europeans arrived
Eurafrican
a person of mixed European and African descent
Eurasian
a person of mixed European and Asian descent
sahib
formerly a term of respect for important white Europeans in colonial India; used after the name
Celt, Kelt
a member of a European people who once occupied Britain and Spain and Gaul prior to Roman times
Frank
a member of the ancient Germanic peoples who spread from the Rhine into the Roman Empire in the 4th century
Teuton
a member of the ancient Germanic people who migrated from Jutland to southern Gaul and were annihilated by the Romans
Afghan, Afghanistani
a native or inhabitant of Afghanistan
Albanian
a native or inhabitant of Albania
Altaic
any member of the peoples speaking a language in the Altaic language group
Armenian
a native or inhabitant of Armenia
Andorran
a native or inhabitant of Andorra
Austrian
a native or inhabitant of Austria
Bangladeshi
a native or inhabitant of Bangladesh
Basque
a member of a people of unknown origin living in the western Pyrenees in France and Spain
Bengali
(Hinduism) a member of a people living in Bangladesh and West Bengal (mainly Hindus)
Belgian
a native or inhabitant of Belgium
Bhutanese, Bhutani
a native or inhabitant of Bhutan
Bulgarian
a native or inhabitant of Bulgaria
Burmese
a native or inhabitant of Myanmar
Belorussian, Byelorussian, White Russian
a native or inhabitant of Byelorussia
Byzantine
a native or inhabitant of Byzantium or of the Byzantine Empire
Cambodian, Kampuchean
a native or inhabitant of Cambodia
Chinese
a native or inhabitant of Communist China or of Nationalist China
Cyprian, Cypriot, Cypriote
a native or inhabitant of Cyprus
Czech, Czechoslovak, Czechoslovakian
a native or inhabitant of the former republic of Czechoslovakia
Czech
a native of inhabitant of the Czech Republic
Slovak
a native or inhabitant of Slovakia
Dane
a native or inhabitant of Denmark
East Indian
a native or inhabitant of the East Indies
Brit, Britisher, Briton
a native or inhabitant of Great Britain
Angle
a member of a Germanic people who conquered England and merged with the Saxons and Jutes to become Anglo-Saxons
Saxon
a member of a Germanic people who conquered England and merged with the Angles and Jutes to become Anglo-Saxons; dominant in England until the Norman Conquest
Jute
a member of a Germanic people who conquered England and merged with the Angles and Saxons to become Anglo-Saxons
Langobard, Lombard
a member of a Germanic people who invaded northern Italy in the 6th century
Finn
a native or inhabitant of Finland
Latvian
a native or inhabitant of Latvia
Lithuanian
a native or inhabitant of Lithuania
French person, Frenchman, Frenchwoman
a person of French nationality
Balkan
an inhabitant of the Balkan Peninsula
Creole
a person descended from French ancestors in southern United States (especially Louisiana)
Creole
a person of European descent born in the West Indies or Latin America
Cretan
a native or inhabitant of Crete
Greek, Hellene
a native or inhabitant of Greece
Thracian
an inhabitant of ancient Thrace
Malay, Malayan
a member of a people inhabiting the northern Malay Peninsula and Malaysia and parts of the western Malay Archipelago
Dutchman, Hollander, Netherlander
a native or inhabitant of Holland
Hindoo, Hindu, Hindustani
a native or inhabitant of Hindustan or India
Hmong, Miao
a people living traditionally in mountain villages in southern China and adjacent areas of Vietnam and Laos and Thailand; many have emigrated to the United States
Hungarian, Magyar
a native or inhabitant of Hungary
Icelander
a native or inhabitant of Iceland
Indonesian
a native or inhabitant of Indonesia
Irani, Iranian, Persian
a native or inhabitant of Iran
Iraki, Iraqi
a native or inhabitant of Iraq
Irelander, Irish person
a native or inhabitant of Ireland
Israelite
a native or inhabitant of the ancient kingdom of Israel
Israeli
a native or inhabitant of Israel
Italian
a native or inhabitant of Italy
Roman
an inhabitant of the ancient Roman Empire
Japanese, Nipponese
a native or inhabitant of Japan
Jordanian
a native or inhabitant of Jordan
Korean
a native or inhabitant of Korea who speaks the Korean language
Kurd
a member of a largely pastoral Islamic people who live in Kurdistan; the largest ethnic group without their own state
Kuwaiti
a native or inhabitant of Kuwait
Lao, Laotian
a member of a Buddhist people inhabiting the area of the Mekong River in Laos and Thailand and speaking the Lao language; related to the Thais
Lapp, Lapplander, Saame, Saami, Same, Sami
a member of an indigenous nomadic people living in northern Scandinavia and herding reindeer
Latin American, Latino
a native of Latin America
Lebanese
a native or inhabitant of Lebanon
Liechtensteiner
a native or inhabitant of Liechtenstein
Luxembourger, Luxemburger
a native or inhabitant of Luxembourg
Macedonian
a native or inhabitant of Macedon
Malaysian
a native or inhabitant of Malaysia
Maldivan, Maldivian
a native or inhabitant of Maldives
Nauruan
a native or inhabitant of Nauru
Nepalese, Nepali
a native or inhabitant of Nepal
North American
a native or inhabitant of North America
Norse, Norseman, Norwegian
a native or inhabitant of Norway
Pakistani
a native or inhabitant of Pakistan
Parthian
a native or inhabitant of Parthia
Pole
a native or inhabitant of Poland
Polynesian
a native or inhabitant of Polynesia
Portuguese
a native or inhabitant of Portugal
Romanian, Rumanian
a native or inhabitant of Romania
San Marinese
a native or inhabitant of San Marino
Norse, Northman, Scandinavian
an inhabitant of Scandinavia
Scot, Scotchman, Scotsman
a native or inhabitant of Scotland
Slovene
a native of Slovenia
South American
a native or inhabitant of South America
Spaniard
a native or inhabitant of Spain
Singhalese, Sinhalese
a native or inhabitant of Sri Lanka
Swede
a native or inhabitant of Sweden
Sherpa
a member of the Himalayan people living in Nepal and Tibet who are famous for their skill as mountaineers
Syrian
a native or inhabitant of Syria
Taiwanese
a native or inhabitant of Taiwan
Tadzhik, Tajik
a native or inhabitant of Tajikistan and neighboring areas of Uzbekistan and Afghanistan and China
Siamese, Tai, Thai
a native or inhabitant of Thailand
Tibetan
a native or inhabitant of Tibet
Tyrolean
a native or inhabitant of the Tyrol
Turki
any member of the peoples speaking a Turkic language
Kazakhstani
a native or inhabitant of Kazakhstan
Ukranian
a native or inhabitant of the Ukraine
Anglo-American
an American who was born in Britain or one whose ancestors were British
Alabaman, Alabamian
a native or resident of Alabama
Alaskan
a native or resident of Alaska
Arizonan, Arizonian
a native or resident of Arizona
Arkansan, Arkansawyer
a native or resident of Arkansas
Bay Stater
a native or resident of Massachusetts
Bostonian
a native or resident of Boston
Californian
a native or resident of California
Carolinian
a native or resident of the Carolinas
Coloradan
a native or resident of Colorado
Connecticuter
a native or resident of Connecticut
Delawarean, Delawarian
a native or resident of Delaware
Floridian
a native or resident of Florida
Franco-American
an American who was born in France or whose ancestors were French
German American
an American who was born in Germany or whose ancestors were German
Georgian
a native or resident of the American state of Georgia
Hawaiian
a native or resident of Hawaii
Idahoan
a native or resident of Idaho
Illinoisan
a native or resident of Illinois
Hoosier, Indianan
a native or resident of Indiana
Iowan
a native or resident of Iowa
Kansan
a native or resident of Kansas
Bluegrass Stater, Kentuckian
a native or resident of Kentucky
Louisianan, Louisianian
a native or resident of Louisiana
Down Easter, Mainer
a native or resident of Maine
Marylander
a native or resident of Maryland
Michigander, Wolverine
a native or resident of Michigan
Gopher, Minnesotan
a native or resident of Minnesota
Mississippian
a native or resident of Mississippi
Missourian
a native or resident of Missouri
Montanan
a native or resident of Montana
Cornhusker, Nebraskan
a native or resident of Nebraska
Nevadan
a native or resident of Nevada
Granite Stater, New Hampshirite
a native or resident of New Hampshire
Garden Stater, New Jerseyan, New Jerseyite
a native of resident of New Jersey
New Mexican
a native or resident of New Mexico
New Yorker
a native or resident of New York (especially of New York City)
North Carolinian, Tarheel
a native or resident of North Carolina
North Dakotan
a native or resident of North Dakota
Buckeye, Ohioan
a native or resident of Ohio
Oklahoman, Sooner
a native or resident of Oklahoma
Beaver, Oregonian
a native or resident of Oregon
Keystone Stater, Pennsylvanian
a native or resident of Pennsylvania
Rhode Islander
a native or resident of Rhode Island
South Carolinian
a native or resident of South Carolina
South Dakotan
a native or resident of South Dakota
Tennessean, Volunteer
a native or resident of Tennessee
Texan
a native or resident of Texas
Utahan
a native or resident of Utah
Vermonter
a native or resident of Vermont
Virginian
a native or resident of Virginia
Washingtonian
a native or resident of the state of Washington
Washingtonian
a native or resident of the city of Washington
West Virginian
a native or resident of West Virginia
Badger, Wisconsinite
a native or resident of Wisconsin
Wyomingite
a native or resident of Wyoming
Puerto Rican
a native or resident of Puerto Rico
Yank, Yankee, Yankee-Doodle
an American (especially to non-Americans)
Annamese, Vietnamese
a native or inhabitant of Vietnam
Cambrian, Cymry, Welsh, Welshman
a native or resident of Wales
Maltese
a native or inhabitant of Malta
German
a person of German nationality
Gibraltarian
a native or inhabitant of Gibraltar
Singaporean
an inhabitant of Singapore
Slovenian
a native or inhabitant of Slovenia
Sri Lankan
a native or inhabitant of Sri Lanka
Dardan, Dardanian, Trojan
a native of ancient Troy
Jugoslav, Jugoslavian, Yugoslav, Yugoslavian
a native or inhabitant of Yugoslavia
Alexandrian
a resident or native of Alexandria (especially Alexandria in Egypt)
Appalachian
a native or inhabitant of Appalachia
Bohemian
a native or inhabitant of Bohemia in the Czech Republic
coaster
a resident of a coastal area
colonial
a resident of a colony
Colossian
a native or inhabitant of the city of Colossae in ancient Phrygia
dalesman
a person who lives in the dales of northern England
Dalmatian
a native or inhabitant of Dalmatia
Grecian
a native or resident of Greece
housemate
someone who resides in the same house with you
Iberian
a native or inhabitant of the Iberian Peninsula (especially in ancient times)
Iberian
a native or inhabitant of Iberia in the Caucasus
inmate
one of several resident of a dwelling (especially someone confined to a prison or hospital)
Mesoamerican
a member of one of the various peoples inhabiting Mesoamerica
metropolitan
a person who lives in a metropolis
Monacan, Monegasque
a native or inhabitant of Monaco
Mongoloid
a member of the Mongoloid race
New Englander, Yankee
an American who lives in New England
Nisei
a person born in the United States of parents who emigrated from Japan
outlier
a person who lives away from his place of work
owner-occupier
an occupant who owns the home that he/she lives in
sojourner
a temporary resident
Southerner
an American who lives in the South
Hispanic, Hispanic American, Spanish American
an American whose first language is Spanish
stater
a resident of a particular state or group of states
suburbanite
a resident of a suburb
tenant
any occupant who dwells in a place
Timorese
a native or inhabitant of Timor
Tory
an American who favored the British side during the American Revolution
towner, townsman
a resident of a town or city
West Indian
a native or inhabitant of the West Indies
Northerner, Yank, Yankee
an American who lives in the North (especially during the American Civil War)
Type of:
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul
a human being

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