What does haunt mean?

Definitions for haunthɔnt, hɑnt; for 10 also hænt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word haunt.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. haunt, hangout, resort, repair, stamping ground(verb)

    a frequently visited place

  2. haunt, stalk(verb)

    follow stealthily or recur constantly and spontaneously to

    "her ex-boyfriend stalked her"; "the ghost of her mother haunted her"

  3. haunt, obsess, ghost(verb)

    haunt like a ghost; pursue

    "Fear of illness haunts her"

  4. frequent, haunt(verb)

    be a regular or frequent visitor to a certain place

    "She haunts the ballet"

Wiktionary

  1. haunt(Noun)

    A place at which one is regularly found; a hangout.

  2. haunt(Noun)

    A ghost.

  3. haunt(Noun)

    A feeding place for animals.

  4. haunt(Verb)

    To inhabit, or visit frequently (most often used in reference to ghosts).

  5. haunt(Verb)

    To make uneasy.

    The memory of his past failures haunted him.

  6. haunt(Verb)

    To stalk, to follow

    The policeman haunted him, following him everywhere.

  7. haunt(Verb)

    To live habitually; to stay, to remain.

  8. Origin: From haunten, from hanter, of origin, probably through *, from haimatjanan, from haimaz, from kōim-. Cognate with hamettan, heimta, ham, hantin from the same source. More at home.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Haunt(verb)

    to frequent; to resort to frequently; to visit pertinaciously or intrusively; to intrude upon

  2. Haunt(verb)

    to inhabit or frequent as a specter; to visit as a ghost or apparition

  3. Haunt(verb)

    to practice; to devote one's self to

  4. Haunt(verb)

    to accustom; to habituate

  5. Haunt(verb)

    to persist in staying or visiting

  6. Haunt(noun)

    a place to which one frequently resorts; as, drinking saloons are the haunts of tipplers; a den is the haunt of wild beasts

  7. Haunt(noun)

    the habit of resorting to a place

  8. Haunt(noun)

    practice; skill

  9. Origin: [F. hanter; of uncertain origin, perh. from an assumed LL. ambitare to go about, fr. L. ambire (see Ambition); or cf. Icel. heimta to demand, regain, akin to heim home (see Home). 36.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Haunt

    hawnt, v.t. to frequent: to follow importunately: to intrude upon continually: to inhabit or visit as a ghost.—v.i. to be much about: to appear or visit frequently.—n. a place much resorted to: (Shak.) habit of frequenting.—p.adj Haunt′ed, frequented, infested, esp. by ghosts or apparitions.—n. Haunt′er.—adv. Haunt′ingly. [O. Fr. hanter; acc. to Littré, a corr. of L. habitāre.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of haunt in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of haunt in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Andre Sapir:

    The member states entered into the TTIP negotiation without a real consensus. This is going to haunt us.

  2. Karen Finney:

    In terms of appeal in a general election, there are comments he has made that can come back to haunt him.

  3. Jeff Almer:

    My mother died a painful death from salmonella, and the look of horror on her face as she died shall always haunt me.

  4. Lot Chakonza:

    Thats why i insist that love itself is a mystery,which when allowed to haunt a man's mind,the power of reasoning itself may fail.

  5. William Shakespeare:

    Our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything.

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Translations for haunt

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • strašit, obcházet, pronásledovatCzech
  • hjemsøgeDanish
  • στέκι, στοιχειώνωGreek
  • vakiopaikka, vaivata, varjostaa, ruokintapaikka, kantapaikka, majailla, olla, asustellaFinnish
  • point de rencontre, effrayer, poursuivre, hanter, habiter, séjournerFrench
  • követ, kísért, lakikHungarian
  • tormentareItalian
  • 出没Japanese
  • ripoinga, kuku, pokeMāori
  • rondspoken, achtervolgen, wonen, trefpunt, beklemmen, verblijvenDutch
  • assombrarPortuguese
  • преследовать, обитать, навещать, появляться, посещатьRussian
  • hemsöka, bo, mötesplats, träffpunkt, förföljaSwedish
  • వెంటాడుTelugu
  • переслідуватиUkrainian

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