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"

Wiktionary

  1. hauntnoun

    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. hauntnoun

    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. hauntnoun

    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. hauntverb

    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. hauntverb

    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. hauntverb

    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. hauntverb

    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. Hauntverb

    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. Hauntverb

    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. Hauntverb

    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. Hauntverb

    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. Hauntverb

    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. Hauntnoun

    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. Hauntnoun

    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. Hauntnoun

    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. William Cowper:

    He that holds fast the golden mean, And lives contentedly between The little and the great, Feels not the want that pinch the poor, Nor plagues that haunt the rich man's door.

  2. President Barack Obama:

    It's the only time I've ever seen Secret Service cry, on duty, it continues to haunt me. It was one of the worst days of my presidency.

  3. 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.

  4. John Powell:

    It comes back to haunt you.

  5. President Barack Obama:

    It continues to haunt me, it was one of the worst days of my presidency.

Images & Illustrations of 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
  • หลอกหลอนThai
  • переслідуватиUkrainian

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