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 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.

    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.

  2. haunt(Noun)

    A ghost.

    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.

  3. haunt(Noun)

    A feeding place for animals.

    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.

  4. haunt(Verb)

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

    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.

  5. haunt(Verb)

    To make uneasy.

    The memory of his past failures haunted him.

    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.

  6. haunt(Verb)

    To stalk, to follow

    The policeman haunted him, following him everywhere.

    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.

  7. haunt(Verb)

    To live habitually; to stay, to remain.

    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. Haunt(verb)

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

    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.]

  2. Haunt(verb)

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

    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.]

  3. Haunt(verb)

    to practice; to devote one's self to

    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.]

  4. Haunt(verb)

    to accustom; to habituate

    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.]

  5. Haunt(verb)

    to persist in staying or visiting

    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.]

  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

    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.]

  7. Haunt(noun)

    the habit of resorting to a place

    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.]

  8. Haunt(noun)

    practice; skill

    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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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

Examples of haunt in a Sentence

  1. Tom Kloza:

    This is a big deal, it is the biggest shock to the oil markets since [ Hurricane ] Katrina. And like Hurricane Katrina it will likely haunt us for months, at least weeks.

  2. Raphael Sonenshein:

    It's a very energetic convention with a lot of people with their own opinions, what you say to make them happy may come back to haunt you later.

  3. Amy Klobuchar:

    I strongly opposed him, based on his views on executive power, which will continue to haunt our country, as well as how he behaved, including the allegations that we are hearing more about today.

  4. John Powell:

    It comes back to haunt you.

  5. 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.

Images & Illustrations of haunt

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Translations for haunt

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  • تطاردArabic
  • strašit, obcházet, pronásledovatCzech
  • hjemsøgeDanish
  • στέκι, στοιχειώνωGreek
  • guaridaSpanish
  • 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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