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The power or liberty to control, direct, or dispose:
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  1. The power or liberty to control, direct, or dispose:
  2. A putting in order or being put in order; arrangement
  3. A getting rid of something
An aspect, particular, or feature:
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  1. An aspect, particular, or feature:
  2. Distance [a long way off]
  3. An individual or personal manner of behaving, acting, or doing:
The current style or mode of dress, speech, conduct, etc.
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  1. The current style or mode of dress, speech, conduct, etc.
  2. Something, such as a garment, that is in the current mode:
  3. Manner or mode; way:
The prevailing customs, social conduct, and norms of a specific society, period, or group, especially as the subject of a literary work:
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  1. The prevailing customs, social conduct, and norms of a specific society, period, or group, especially as the subject of a literary work:
  2. Kind; sort:
  3. A way of acting; personal, esp. customary, behavior or bearing
An innate inclination; a tendency.
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  1. An innate inclination; a tendency.
  2. A natural inclination or tendency; bent
  3. A tendency, preference, or attraction.
A natural leaning or tendency; propensity
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  1. A natural leaning or tendency; propensity
  2. A framework transverse to the length of a structure, for supporting lateral as well as vertical loads
  3. Any of a genus (Agrostis) of dense, low-growing perennial grasses that spread by putting out runners and are often used for lawns and golf greens
A winding of one thing around another
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  1. A winding of one thing around another
  2. A change or development in a particular way:
  3. The right, duty, or opportunity to do something, esp. as coming to each of a number of people in regular order
(Physics) The fundamental force of attraction that exists between all particles with mass in the universe. It is the weakest of the four forces, and possesses a gauge boson known as the graviton.
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  1. (Physics) The fundamental force of attraction that exists between all particles with mass in the universe. It is the weakest of the four forces, and possesses a gauge boson known as the graviton.
  2. The act or process of moving under the influence of this attraction.
  3. The tendency of these masses or particles to move toward each other
A natural propensity or inclination; a predisposition:
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  1. A natural propensity or inclination; a predisposition:
  2. A natural or habitual tendency or inclination, esp. toward something discreditable
The extent or degree of incline from a horizontal or vertical position, course, etc.
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  1. The extent or degree of incline from a horizontal or vertical position, course, etc.
  2. Any action, practice, or thing, toward which one is inclined
  3. A characteristic disposition or tendency to act in a certain way; a propensity:
The condition of being habitually occupied with or involved in something:
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  1. The condition of being habitually occupied with or involved in something:
  2. The condition of being addicted (to a habit) or of being an addict; specif., the habitual use of narcotic drugs
  3. An instance of one of these conditions:
Motion produced by an impelling force; momentum.
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  1. Motion produced by an impelling force; momentum.
  2. The act of impelling or the condition of being impelled:
  3. Movement or tendency to move resulting from this force; impetus
A state of being predisposed; a tendency, inclination, or susceptibility.
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  1. A state of being predisposed; a tendency, inclination, or susceptibility.
  2. The condition of being predisposed; inclination or tendency; predilection
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  1. The condition of being susceptible; vulnerability
  2. A susceptible temperament or disposition; capacity for receiving impressions
  3. (Physics) The ratio of electric or magnetic polarization in a material to the strength of the field producing that polarization
A special fondness or inclination:
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  1. A special fondness or inclination:
  2. A weak point; fault or defect, as in one's character
  3. Something of which one is excessively fond or desirous:
(Radio) The fixed voltage applied to an electrode circuit to control the mode of operation, usually measured with the cathode voltage as reference
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  1. (Radio) The fixed voltage applied to an electrode circuit to control the mode of operation, usually measured with the cathode voltage as reference
  2. A line going diagonally across the grain of fabric:
  3. A preference or an inclination, especially one that inhibits impartial judgment.
Inclination of mind, heart, or temper; propension; disposition; as, proneness to self-gratification.
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  1. Inclination of mind, heart, or temper; propension; disposition; as, proneness to self-gratification.
  2. The state of lying with the face down.
  3. The quality or state of being prone, or of bending downward; as, the proneness of beasts is opposed to the erectness of man.
The ability or power to persuade:
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  1. The ability or power to persuade:
  2. A party, faction, or group holding to a particular set of ideas or beliefs.
  3. (Informal) Kind, sort, sex, etc.
Habits, characteristics, etc. acquired and fixed so deeply as to seem part of a person's nature
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  1. Habits, characteristics, etc. acquired and fixed so deeply as to seem part of a person's nature
  2. An acquired behavior or trait that is so long practiced as to seem innate.
  3. (Idiomatic) A mindset, skill, or type of behavior so ingrained through habit or practice that it seems natural, automatic, or without a basis in conscious thought.
A strong liking or fondness; inclination; taste
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  1. A strong liking or fondness; inclination; taste
(Law) A common tradition or usage so long established that it has the force or validity of law.
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  1. (Law) A common tradition or usage so long established that it has the force or validity of law.
  2. Habitual manner or practice:
  3. (Law) Such usage as by common consent and long-established, uniform practice has taken on the force of law
Habitual or accepted practice:
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  1. Habitual or accepted practice:
  2. Long-continued or established practice; habitual or customary use or way of acting; custom; habit
  3. Habit or accepted practice
Customary practice; usage.
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  1. Customary practice; usage.
A patterned arrangement, as the one characteristic of the music of classical Greece or the medieval Christian Church.
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  1. A patterned arrangement, as the one characteristic of the music of classical Greece or the medieval Christian Church.
  2. A given condition of functioning; a status or operation:
  3. (Philosophy) The particular appearance, form, or manner in which an underlying substance, or a permanent aspect or attribute of it, is manifested.
The business of a professional person:
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  1. The business of a professional person:
  2. Exercise of an occupation or profession:
  3. A session of preparation or performance undertaken to acquire or polish a skill:
Governing power or its possession or use; authority.
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  1. Governing power or its possession or use; authority.
  2. A generalized statement that describes what is true in most or all cases:
  3. A statute or regulation governing the court process:
An instance of this:
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  1. An instance of this:
  2. The condition of using something on a regular or dependent basis:
  3. Physiological or psychological dependence, as on a substance:
(Psychoanalysis) An arrest of the expression of the libidinal or aggressive drive at an early stage of psychosexual development, or a persistent attachment to some object or person that derives from this
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  1. (Psychoanalysis) An arrest of the expression of the libidinal or aggressive drive at an early stage of psychosexual development, or a persistent attachment to some object or person that derives from this
  2. The act of uniting chemically with a solid substance or in a solid form; reduction to a non-volatile condition; -- said of gaseous elements.
  3. The act or process of fixing or fixating:
(Slang) A problem or difficulty, esp. one of a personal or emotional nature that a person seems unable to deal with
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  1. (Slang) A problem or difficulty, esp. one of a personal or emotional nature that a person seems unable to deal with
  2. Alternative spelling of hang-up.
  3. An emotional difficulty or a psychological inhibition; a complex
A set of clothes in such a style, as worn in a play or at a masquerade
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  1. A set of clothes in such a style, as worn in a play or at a masquerade
  2. The style of dress, including accessories, typical of a certain country, period, profession, etc.
  3. An outfit or a disguise worn on Mardi Gras, Halloween, or similar occasions.
Furnishings or equipment; trappings
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  1. Furnishings or equipment; trappings
  2. Clothing; dress; attire
  3. Clothes, especially clothing appropriate for someone's job, status, or to an occasion.
Established custom or usage
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  1. Established custom or usage
  2. Custom; usage.
Habitual patronage, as of a store:
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  1. Habitual patronage, as of a store:
  2. A habitual practice of a person:
  3. A usual practice or habitual way of behaving; habit
Habitual or characteristic condition of mind or body; disposition
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  1. Habitual or characteristic condition of mind or body; disposition
  2. Usual way of doing something; custom
Kind; sort:
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  1. Kind; sort:
  2. The prevailing customs, social conduct, and norms of a specific society, period, or group, especially as the subject of a literary work:
  3. A way of acting; personal, esp. customary, behavior or bearing
The business of a professional person:
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  1. The business of a professional person:
  2. The act or process of doing something; performance or action:
  3. A habitual or customary action or way of doing something:
Practical application or exercise of a branch of learning.
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  1. Practical application or exercise of a branch of learning.
  2. (Philosophy) The synthesis of theory and practice, without presuming the primacy of either.
  3. An example or form of exercise, or a collection of such examples, for practice.
(Lexicography) The ways and contexts in which spoken and written words are used, determined by a lexicographer's intuition or from corpus analysis.
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  1. (Lexicography) The ways and contexts in which spoken and written words are used, determined by a lexicographer's intuition or from corpus analysis.
  2. The act, manner, or amount of using; use:
  3. Long-continued or established practice; habitual or customary use or way of acting; custom; habit
Interest paid on borrowed money.
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  1. Interest paid on borrowed money.
  2. The length of time, established by custom and varying between countries, that is allowed for payment of a foreign bill of exchange.
  3. Use.
The quality that makes a thing useful or suitable for a given purpose; advantage; usefulness; worth; utility
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  1. The quality that makes a thing useful or suitable for a given purpose; advantage; usefulness; worth; utility
  2. Gain or advantage; good:
  3. An instance or way of using
An aspect, particular, or feature:
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  1. An aspect, particular, or feature:
  2. A route or course that is or may be used to go from one place to another
  3. Used with a personal pronoun as the object of various verbs to indicate progress toward an objective:
Usual practice; habit
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  1. Usual practice; habit
(Computers) Any of various versions of a software product as it is being developed for release to users.
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  1. (Computers) Any of various versions of a software product as it is being developed for release to users.
  2. The physical makeup of a person or thing, especially one's physique:
The way in which a government, state, society, etc. is organized
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  1. The way in which a government, state, society, etc. is organized
  2. The physical makeup of a person:
  3. The fundamental and organic laws and principles of a country or state that create a system of government and provides a basis against which the validity of all other laws is determined.
  1. Habit
  2. Plural form of habitué
  3. General physical build and constitution, often, esp. formerly, as related to a predisposition to certain diseases
The natural constitution, or physical structure, of a person.
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  1. The natural constitution, or physical structure, of a person.
  2. The structure, constitution, strength, form, or appearance of the body
(Archaic) Clothes; costume; dress
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  1. (Archaic) Clothes; costume; dress
  2. A bathrobe or dressing gown
  3. (Short for) lap robe
A garment, especially a robe or gown worn as an indication of office or state.
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  1. A garment, especially a robe or gown worn as an indication of office or state.
  2. (Ecclesiastical) Any of the ritual robes worn by members of the clergy, acolytes, or other assistants at services or rites, especially a garment worn at the celebration of the Eucharist.
  3. A garment; robe; gown; esp., an official robe or gown

Synonym Study

  • Wont is a literary or somewhat archaic equivalent for practice it was his wont to rise early
  • Usage refers to custom or practice that has become sanctioned through being long established the meanings of words are established by usage
  • Custom applies to any act or procedure carried on by tradition and often enforced by social disapproval of any violation the custom of dressing for dinner
  • Practice also implies the regular repetition of an act but does not suggest that it is automatic the practice of reading in bed
  • Habit refers to an act repeated so often by an individual that it has become automatic with him his habit of tugging at his ear in perplexity
Find another word for habit. In this page you can discover 59 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for habit, like: disposition, way, fashion, manner, propensity, bent, turn, gravitation, proclivity, inclination and addiction.