Definitions for haunthɔnt, hɑnt; for 10 also hænt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
haunthɔnt, hɑnt; for 10 also hænt
(v.t.)to visit habitually or appear to frequently as a spirit or ghost:
to haunt a house; to haunt a person.
to recur persistently to the consciousness of; remain with:
Memories of love haunted me.
to visit frequently; go to often:
She haunted the art galleries.
to disturb or distress; cause to have anxiety:
His youthful escapades came back to haunt him.
(v.i.)to reappear continually as a spirit or ghost.
to remain persistently; stay; linger.
(n.)Often, haunts. a place frequently visited:
to return to one's old haunts.
Chiefly Midland and Southern U.S. a ghost.
Origin of haunt:
1200–50; ME < OF hanter to frequent, prob. < ON heimta to lead home, der. of heim homewards; see home
haunt, hangout, resort, repair, stamping ground(verb)
a frequently visited place
follow stealthily or recur constantly and spontaneously to
"her ex-boyfriend stalked her"; "the ghost of her mother haunted her"
haunt, obsess, ghost(verb)
haunt like a ghost; pursue
"Fear of illness haunts her"
be a regular or frequent visitor to a certain place
"She haunts the ballet"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
(of the spirit of a dead person) to be present in a place
a ghost haunting the castle
to make sb remember upsetting things
Her death haunted him for the rest of his life.
A place at which one is regularly found; a hangout.
A feeding place for animals.
To inhabit, or visit frequently (most often used in reference to ghosts).
To make uneasy.
The memory of his past failures haunted him.
To stalk, to follow
The policeman haunted him, following him everywhere.
To live habitually; to stay, to remain.
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.
to frequent; to resort to frequently; to visit pertinaciously or intrusively; to intrude upon
to inhabit or frequent as a specter; to visit as a ghost or apparition
to practice; to devote one's self to
to accustom; to habituate
to persist in staying or visiting
a place to which one frequently resorts; as, drinking saloons are the haunts of tipplers; a den is the haunt of wild beasts
the habit of resorting to a place
Translations for haunt
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(of a ghost) to inhabit
A ghost is said to haunt this house.
- يَتَرَدَّد إلىArabic
- assombrarPortuguese (BR)
- aparecer en, rondar porSpanish
- ساکن شدن درFarsi
- प्रेत प्रभावितHindi
- obilaziti (duh, sablast)Croatian
- ásækja, ganga afturIcelandic
- (유령 등이) 출몰하다Korean
- vaidentis (kur)Lithuanian
- rēgoties; spokotiesLatvian
- rondspoken van een geest, rondwaren van een geestDutch
- spøke, hjemsøkeNorwegian
- ساکن شدن درPersian
- زيا ته ناسته ولاړه كول ، ډير تګ راتګ كول ډير راشه درشه كولPashto
- a bântuiRomanian
- обитать, являтьсяRussian
- spöka i (på, hos)Swedish
- sık sık belirmek/gözükmek, dadanmakTurkish
- (鬼魂)出沒Chinese (Trad.)
- بھوت پریت کا اثر زدہ کرناUrdu
- (về ma) thường đến thăm một nơiVietnamese
- （神鬼）出没Chinese (Simp.)
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