Definition of habitative in US English:

habitative

adjective

  • See habitation

    • ‘It is possible but not demonstrable that the Scandinavians also coined primary habitative names whose referents were settlements established in valleys.’
    • ‘However, examples of habitative elements occurring in the first position are not unknown.’
    • ‘Current fieldwork is testing the validity of habitative field name elements.’
    • ‘Habitative names and topographic names were formed throughout the Anglo Saxon period.’
    • ‘Compound names are composed of an adjectival element and a habitative or topographic element.’
    • ‘Therefore, the city provides various educational, habitative and therapeutic services for persons with development disabilities from birth to adulthood.’
    • ‘Although a rarity in the west of the country, it is the commonest habitative element of the earliest recorded English place-names.’

Pronunciation

habitative

/ˈhabitəˌtiv/