What is habit?

  • (verb): Put a habit on.
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "habit":

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

Famous quotes containing the word habit:

    I know only one person whom I could count on not to indulge herself in ... conventional falsehoods, and she has never been able, so far as I know, to keep a friend. The habit of literal truth-telling ... is self-indulgence of the worst.
    Katharine Fullerton Gerould (1879–1944)

    The features of our face are hardly more than gestures which force of habit made permanent. Nature, like the destruction of Pompeii, like the metamorphosis of a nymph into a tree, has arrested us in an accustomed movement.
    Marcel Proust (1871–1922)

    Abused as we abuse it at present, dramatic art is in no sense cathartic; it is merely a form of emotional masturbation.... It is the rarest thing to find a player who has not had his character affected for the worse by the practice of his profession. Nobody can make a habit of self-exhibition, nobody can exploit his personality for the sake of exercising a kind of hypnotic power over others, and remain untouched by the process.
    Aldous Huxley (1894–1963)