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
  1. noun
    a person who inhabits a particular place
    synonyms: denizen, dweller, habitant, indweller
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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)
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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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