What does haunt mean?

Definitions for haunt
hɔnt, hɑnt; for 10 also hænthaunt

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. haunt, hangout, resort, repair, stamping groundverb

    a frequently visited place

  2. haunt, stalkverb

    follow stealthily or recur constantly and spontaneously to

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

  3. haunt, obsess, ghostverb

    haunt like a ghost; pursue

    "Fear of illness haunts her"

  4. frequent, hauntverb

    be a regular or frequent visitor to a certain place

    "She haunts the ballet"


  1. hauntnoun

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

  2. hauntnoun

    A ghost.

  3. hauntnoun

    A feeding place for animals.

  4. hauntverb

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

  5. hauntverb

    To make uneasy.

    The memory of his past failures haunted him.

  6. hauntverb

    To stalk, to follow

    The policeman haunted him, following him everywhere.

  7. hauntverb

    To live habitually; to stay, to remain.

  8. Etymology: 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. Hauntverb

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

  2. Hauntverb

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

  3. Hauntverb

    to practice; to devote one's self to

  4. Hauntverb

    to accustom; to habituate

  5. Hauntverb

    to persist in staying or visiting

  6. Hauntnoun

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

  7. Hauntnoun

    the habit of resorting to a place

  8. Hauntnoun

    practice; skill

  9. Etymology: [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.]

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  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

Examples of haunt in a Sentence

  1. Rémi Lalaque-Guiraute:

    Every system, every thing, every object which measures its success, value, meaning or goal by its own negation has no better suited end than its own, often inevitable, destruction. Yet, the world we live in, especially since the end of the first world war, has been following a downfall by making everything follow a way of life following this self-destructing path. To deviate from this path only meant one thing: death. In this world, living or speaking rightfully, then, is the same as dying. From this paradox every human hurts all their lives without even knowing why, a peaceful world conquered by a never-ending totally invisible and immeasurable sadness that is so comically gigantic it can't be described by any word or horror anymore, that is the world we live in. Everything humans desire, create, work or search for, money, freedom, justice, even spirituality, are only derivate of their responsibility to make things complete, whole, that is to say accomplish the purpose of their life or if it's one or many meanings to make it as correct as possible for as long as possible. Then, the reason I'm telling you this, the reason of your existence is to prove me wrong, prove me I don't have a reason to kill you, anyone or everyone, innocent or not, that there is another cure than murder, than there is something I'm missing, that I'm not irreproachable and that this horror can be stopped without destroying every meaning (lives). From birth to your eventual death, there is no other reason for you and what is yours to have existed and continue to exist than to prove a seemingly banal and average guy that you stand on a higher moral ground than him. You can be mad at it, but I'm rather amused and would be satisfied with either ending, that is what it means to be truly free. Now, it's anything but a game, make me lose life but not my life! Because you have only one shot and if you can't, or I die, my righteousness will haunt humanity until its implosion.

  2. Mickey Mehta:

    Deal with the demons of your past when they haunt you, don't shy away, instead show them the way. Once and for all look straight in their faces right into their eyes with a will and determination to resolve, breathe them out, and before you, let them dissolve. Don't let your past get you traumatized, deal it with self conviction, liberate yourself and get MickeyMized.

  3. Andrew Gillum:

    This FBI investigation will haunt Andrew Gillum gubernatorial campaign and will be a very lethal attack.

  4. Ritchie Torres:

    We can let children languish in povertythat's going to haunt them for the rest of their lives orwe can give them a fighting chance, i prefer the latter, but that's a value judgment.

  5. Phil Verleger:

    A lot of truckers just won't be able to operate, if you're a farmer, you may have to leave some acres fallow, or won't fertilize as much. The macroeconomists don't get this. It's going to come back and haunt us all.

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  • تطاردArabic
  • strašit, obcházet, pronásledovatCzech
  • hjemsøgeDanish
  • στέκι, στοιχειώνωGreek
  • guaridaSpanish
  • olla, ruokintapaikka, varjostaa, kantapaikka, vaivata, asustella, vakiopaikka, majaillaFinnish
  • hanter, séjourner, poursuivre, habiter, effrayer, point de rencontreFrench
  • lakik, kísért, követHungarian
  • tormentareItalian
  • 出没Japanese
  • poke, kuku, ripoingaMāori
  • wonen, verblijven, achtervolgen, rondspoken, trefpunt, beklemmenDutch
  • assombrarPortuguese
  • посещать, навещать, появляться, обитать, преследоватьRussian
  • träffpunkt, förfölja, mötesplats, bo, hemsökaSwedish
  • వెంటాడుTelugu
  • หลอกหลอนThai
  • переслідуватиUkrainian
  • 出没Chinese

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