What is habit?

More definitions of "habit":

  • (noun): (religion) a distinctive attire (as the costume of a religious order).
  • (noun): An established custom.
    Example: "It was their habit to dine at 7 every evening"
    Synonyms: wont
  • (verb): Put a habit on.
  • (noun): A pattern of behavior acquired through frequent repetition.
    Example: "She had a habit twirling the ends of her hair"
    Synonyms: use, wont

Famous quotes containing the word habit:

    ‘A thing is called by a certain name because it instantiates a certain universal’ is obviously circular when particularized, but it looks imposing when left in this general form. And it looks imposing in this general form largely because of the inveterate philosophical habit of treating the shadows cast by words and sentences as if they were separately identifiable. Universals, like facts and propositions, are such shadows.
    David Pears (b. 1921)

    It may be that through habit these do best,
    Coming to water clumsily undressed
    Yearly; teaching their children by a sort
    Of clowning; helping the old, too, as they ought.
    Philip Larkin (1922–1986)

    The secret of a leader lies in the tests he has faced over the whole course of his life and the habit of action he develops in meeting those tests.
    Gail Sheehy (b. 1937)