1. Latin for “it inhabits” - an ecological or environmental area that is inhabited by a particular species of animal, plant, or other type of organism. It is the natural environment in which an organism lives, or the physical environment that surrounds (influences and is utilised by) a species population.
2. the place where a person or thing is usually found.
3. a special environment for living in over an extended period, as an underwater research vessel.
4. habitation; a place of residence; dwelling; abode; the act of inhabiting.