Habitat is a pretty challenging word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of habitat, followed by 43 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - the type of environment in which an organism or group normally lives or occurs
EXAMPLES - Habitat in a Sentence
- Hmmm, two areas are marked "habitat" is that for 'humanity'? (source)
- 'The habitat was a spicebush stand amidst a red maple forest. (source)
- Its local habitat is also being eradicated by the logging industry. (source)
- In many areas the habitat is not able to support the number of deer. (source)
- Long-term habitat use by mountain gorillas (Gorilla gorilla beringei). (source)
- An educational sim game about a wild animal habitat, which is distantly related to (source)
- Besides that, the habitat is the oldest, most diverse forest ecosystem on the planet. (source)
- I.E. if 20% of the habitat is forest then 20% of the cameras should be in forested areas. (source)
- Their habitat is ancient woods, ruined abbeys, isolated old houses and crumbling monasteries. (source)
- Whether they'll be swift enough to cope with the current changes to their habitat is another matter. (source)
- Some moved to higher, cooler ground but, as temperatures continue to rise, that habitat is shrinking. (source)
- And that's why they're almost on the verge of extinction and loss of habitat, which is kind of sad, obviously. (source)
- But both have thrown their weight behind the Los Angeles Zoo's new elephant habitat, which is at the center of a mammoth debate. (source)
- I know there are not as many deer up north as south but the over winter habitat is not sufficent to support their current numbers. (source)
- These turtles are often carried by storm far north of their customary habitat, which is in the warmer waters of the southeastern coast. (source)
- In its native Latin American habitat calliandra sometimes grows up to 1,800 m, but normally it is found at mid-elevations below about 1,300 m. (source)
- Human habitat is a broad term, encompassing the totality of the environment that human beings need to survive, interact with each other, and thrive. (source)
- - Only 700 mountain gorillas, who called habitat home, exist in the world - More than half of 700 live in the Virunga conservation area in eastern Congo (source)
- TERI has been able to create a habitat, which is totally in conjunction with the ecology and uses natural resources to create a comfortable living space. (source)
- His habitat was the person of a disreputable tramp named Blitzowski, a human continent of vast areas, with seething microbic nations and fantastic life problems. (source)
- The driving force behind a great organization is to never forget the passion and principles we all support in habitat work for the wild quail and all upland game. (source)
- With the listing comes designation of critical habitat, which is comprised of physical or biological features that require special management and are essential to conservation. (source)
- And where you have water, and particularly where the water is sustained for long enough, you produce what might be called a habitat -- a potential place where life could reside. (source)
- In particular, serious questions remain regarding the implementation and effectiveness of impact mitigation, such as creating new habitat, which is frequently called for in the EIS. (source)
- Another mechanism called habitat banking would create new business opportunities for landowners in Europe to undertake projects to compensate for damage done elsewhere by industries. (source)
- The report says unchecked logging, clearing of forests for agriculture and ill-planned development have driven the Asian elephants away from much of their traditional habitat, which is now (source)
- Indonesia's endangered elephants, tigers, rhinos and orangutans are increasingly threatened by shrinking jungle habitat, which is cut and burned to make way for plantations or sold as lumber. (source)
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- Witnessing the beauty of an animal in their own habitat is something few people get to see, especially at grizzly bear proportions, but after two hours walking through the woods it was time to head back. (source)
- "Jack Hanna, one of the world's best known animal care experts, calls the habitat 'A model for humane elephant care that will educate generations to come on the threats Asian elephants face in the wild. '" (source)
- His habitat is the continent of the elephant and the lion, the mango and the palm, while that of the race into whose state he has been thrust is the continent of the horse and the cow, of wheat and the oak. (source)
- As reported earlier, rather than attempting to protect the polar bears 'Arctic habitat, which is expected to be ice free by 2020, the Interior Department held a contest to simply give Ursus maritimus a new name. (source)
- "Unsustainable harvesting, whether for food or traditional medicine, and human encroachment on their habitat are the main threats," said Philippe Chardonnet, co-chair of the antelope specialist group of the IUCN. (source)
- "We hope the announcement of our discovery will lead to our ultimate goal: conservation of the new species and large tracts of its habitat, which is under threat from clearance for oil palm agriculture," said Edwards. (source)
- "Unsustainable harvesting, whether for food or traditional medicine, and human encroachment on their habitat are the main threats facing antelopes," says Dr Philippe Chardonnet, Co-Chair of the IUCN Antelope Specialist Group. (source)
- "We hope the announcement of our discovery will lead to our ultimate goal: conservation of the new species and large tracts of its habitat, which is under threat from clearance for oil palm agriculture," he said in a statement. (source)
- Most of Papua New Guinea is still covered by primary rain forest; exploiting the economic value of the insects that live there is helping safeguard this increasingly rare habitat, which is fast disappearing in most parts of the tropics. (source)
- Thompson was explaining just where the boy's particular course of instruction was given, a camp some three or four miles out of X. Thompson has an amazing knowledge of what naturalists would call the habitat of the various parts of the army. (source)
- This effort will not only offer alternative habitat to migratory birds potentially affected by the oil spill this fall and winter, but will also serve as a foundation for work that will help solve long-term habitat issues waterfowl face along the Gulf Coast. (source)
- These are 21st century planning, which seeks to develop a planning system that is fit for the present and the future, protecting the human habitat, which is about protecting the best English landscapes and our green belts, and action on litter and fly-tipping. (source)
- Shaikh Hamdan added that in line with this strategy to increase the number of Houbaras in the wild, NARC focuses on restoring Houbara population in the UAE's desert habitat, which is known as historic stopover and on the migration routes map of Asian Houbara Bustards. (source)
- Although Peterson's Field Guides continue to sell well, they now have competition from a new generation of bird books with photographs of birds in their habitat, which is fine if you want to appreciate nature in all its riotous profusion of rippling water and leaf, light and shadow. (source)
- The significant morphological differences in H. catopterius-also being called the overlook spiny pocket mouse-that led to the determination include dramatically darker fur, the lack of distinctly rounded ears, and a skull that is wider and less elongated; its habitat, which is at a higher altitude than the more common H. anomalus, also helped to solidify the definition. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 43 example sentences provided below is 45.0, which suggests that "habitat" is a difficult word that tends to be used by individuals of higher education, and is likely found in more advanced literature or in academia.
We have 52 synonyms for habitat.
abode, accommodations, address, apartment, berth, biosphere, cave, commorancy, condo, condominium, crib, den, digs, domicile, dwelling, element, environment, fireside, flat, habitation, haunt, haven, hearth, hole, home, home plate, homestead, house, housing, locale, locality, lodging, nest, nook, occupancy, occupation, pad, place, quarters, range, residency, roof, roost, seat, settlement, site, stamping ground, stomping ground, surroundings, terrain, territory, turf
We have 1 antonym for habitat.
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of habitat from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (noun) The area or environment where an organism or ecological community normally lives or occurs: a marine habitat.
- (noun) The place where a person or thing is most likely to be found.
- (noun) A structure that affords a controlled environment for living in extremely inhospitable locations, such as an underwater research laboratory.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) A specific place or natural conditions in which a plant or animal lives.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) The natural abode, locality or region of an animal or plant.
- (noun) Place where anything is commonly found.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (noun) It lives or dwells: a Latin word beginning (in New Latin) that part of the description of an animal or a plant which mentions its locality: as, habitat in America septentrionali (it lives or grows in North America). Such statements are usually abbreviated, as Hab. Am. Sept.
- (noun) n. In natural history, the area or region where an animal or a plant naturally lives or grows; by extension, place of abode in general; habitation.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (noun) the type of environment in which an organism or group normally lives or occurs