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Meaning of “habit” - Learner’s Dictionary

habit

noun
 
 
/ˈhæbɪt/
REGULAR ACTIVITY [C, U] B1 something that you do regularly, almost without thinking about it: He's just eating out of habit - he's not really hungry.Habitual behaviour
be in/get into the habit of doing sth to be used/get used to doing something regularly: She's not in the habit of going out every night. We don't want the children to get into the habit of watching a lot of TV.Habitual behaviour
BAD ACTIVITY [C, U] B2 something that you often do that is bad for your health or is annoying: He has some really nasty habits. We offer help to alcoholics who want to kick the habit.Habitual behaviourDrug addictionAddiction
CLOTHING [C] a long, loose piece of clothing worn by some religious groups: a monk's habitClothes worn for a particular job or activityMonks and nuns
(Definition of habit from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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