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. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Some people believe that Silence is golden, and that Silence speaks a million words. In my view, it's not true. Silence often represents the remnants of your fears, flaws and insecurities. Silence signifies your inability and impotency to respond to reality. The saddest sounds of silence were heard loud and clear in the deepest darkness that followed Nazi Genocides, 9/11, Tsunami and Katrina. Silence isn't golden at all, and it surely comes back to haunt you. Stay away from Silence, and always dare to speak up your mind, so that life becomes smooth and seamlessly free-flowing. La Vie Continue!

  2. 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.

  3. Bobsy Gaia:

    We, as restaurant operators, must do a lot more ... all businesses, in reducing waste because there is no such place as 'away', everything comes back to haunt us.

  4. John Phillips:

    This one'll haunt me for a long time if we can't get it reversed.

  5. Shakespeare:

    And this our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything.

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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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