Definition of Haunt

1. Noun. A frequently visited place.

Exact synonyms: Hangout, Repair, Resort, Stamping Ground
Generic synonyms: Area, Country
Specialized synonyms: Gathering Place
Derivative terms: Hang Out, Repair



2. Verb. Follow stealthily or recur constantly and spontaneously to. "The ghost of her mother haunted her"
Exact synonyms: Stalk
Generic synonyms: Follow, Pursue
Derivative terms: Stalk

3. Verb. Haunt like a ghost; pursue. "The good news will haunt her"; "Fear of illness haunts her"
Exact synonyms: Ghost, Obsess
Generic synonyms: Preoccupy
Derivative terms: Ghost, Obsession

4. Verb. Be a regular or frequent visitor to a certain place. "She haunts the ballet"
Exact synonyms: Frequent
Generic synonyms: Travel To, Visit
Specialized synonyms: Hang Out
Derivative terms: Frequent, Frequenter

Definition of Haunt

1. v. t. To frequent; to resort to frequently; to visit pertinaciously or intrusively; to intrude upon.

2. v. i. To persist in staying or visiting.

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

Definition of Haunt

1. Verb. (transitive) To inhabit, or visit frequently (most often used in reference to ghosts). ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To make uneasy. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To stalk, to follow ¹

4. Verb. (intransitive now rare) To live habitually; to stay, to remain. ¹

5. Noun. A place at which one is regularly found; a hangout. ¹

6. Noun. (dialect) A ghost. ¹

7. Noun. A feeding place for animals.''Oxford English Dictionary'', 2nd ed., 1989. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Haunt

1. to visit frequently [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Haunt

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Literary usage of Haunt

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1. The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including the Series by Alexander Chalmers, Samuel Johnson (1810)
"... out of myn haunt, Anon I slee thy stede |] with mace-^- Here is the quenc of Faerie. With harpe, and pipe, and simphonie, Dwelling in this place. ..."

2. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"in 1867 to supply the city from Lake Sebago, whose beautiful expanse (14 miles long by 11 wide) was the favorite haunt of Nathaniel Hawthorne's boyhood. ..."

3. The Writings of George Washington: Being His Correspondence, Addresses by George Washington (1847)
"The rest are out on parties; yet the Indians continue to haunt the roads, and pick up straggling persons. This you may see by the enclosed from Captain John ..."

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