Inhabit vs Population - What's the difference?

inhabit | population |

As a verb inhabit

is to live or reside in.

As a noun population is




Alternative forms

* enhabit (obsolete)


(en verb)
  • To live or reside in.
  • The Inuit inhabit the Arctic.
  • * Moore
  • O, who would inhabit this bleak world alone?
  • To be present in; to occupy.
  • Strange thoughts inhabit my mind.


    * bedwell

    Derived terms

    * inhabitable




    (en noun)
  • The people living within a political or geographical boundary.
  • By extension, the people with a given characteristic.
  • A count of the number of residents within a political or geographical boundary such as a town, a nation or the world.
  • (biology) A collection of organisms of a particular species, sharing a particular characteristic of interest, most often that of living in a given area.
  • *{{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=May-June, author= David Van Tassel], [ Lee DeHaan
  • , title= Wild Plants to the Rescue , volume=101, issue=3, magazine=(American Scientist) , passage=Plant breeding is always a numbers game.
  • (statistics) A group of units (persons, objects, or other items) enumerated in a census or from which a sample is drawn.
  • * 1883 , (Francis Galton) et al., Final Report of the Anthropometric Committee , Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, p. 269.
  • it is possible it [the Anglo-Saxon race] might stand second to the Scandinavian countries [in average height] if a fair sample of their population were obtained.
  • (computing) The act of filling initially empty items in a collection.