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haunt

 (hônt, hŏnt)
v. haunt·ed, haunt·ing, haunts
v.tr.
1. To inhabit, visit, or appear to in the form of a ghost or other supernatural being.
2. To visit often; frequent: haunted the movie theaters.
3. To come to the mind of continually; obsess: a riddle that haunted me all morning.
4. To be continually present in; pervade: the melancholy that haunts the composer's music.
v.intr.
To recur or visit often, especially as a ghost.
n.
1. A place much frequented.
2. also hant or ha'nt (hănt) or haint (hānt) Chiefly Southern US A ghost or other supernatural being.

[Middle English haunten, to frequent, from Old French hanter; see tkei- in Indo-European roots.]

haunt′er n.

haunt

(hɔːnt)
vb
1. (European Myth & Legend) to visit (a person or place) in the form of a ghost
2. (tr) to intrude upon or recur to (the memory, thoughts, etc): he was haunted by the fear of insanity.
3. to visit (a place) frequently
4. to associate with (someone) frequently
n
5. (often plural) a place visited frequently: an old haunt of hers.
6. (Agriculture) a place to which animals habitually resort for food, drink, shelter, etc
[C13: from Old French hanter, of Germanic origin; compare Old Norse heimta to bring home, Old English hāmettan to give a home to; see home]
ˈhaunter n

haunt

(hɔnt, hɑnt; for 10 also hænt)
v.t.
1. to visit habitually or appear to frequently as a spirit or ghost: to haunt a house; to haunt a person.
2. to recur persistently to the consciousness of; remain with: Memories of love haunted me.
3. to visit frequently; go to often: She haunted the art galleries.
4. to disturb or distress; cause to have anxiety: His youthful escapades came back to haunt him.
v.i.
5. to reappear continually as a spirit or ghost.
6. to remain persistently; stay; linger.
n.
7. Often, haunts. a place frequently visited: to return to one's old haunts.
8. Chiefly Midland and Southern U.S. a ghost.
[1200–50; Middle English < Old French hanter to frequent, probably < Old Norse heimta to lead home, derivative of heim homewards; see home]
haunt′er, n.

haunt


Past participle: haunted
Gerund: haunting

Imperative
haunt
haunt
Present
I haunt
you haunt
he/she/it haunts
we haunt
you haunt
they haunt
Preterite
I haunted
you haunted
he/she/it haunted
we haunted
you haunted
they haunted
Present Continuous
I am haunting
you are haunting
he/she/it is haunting
we are haunting
you are haunting
they are haunting
Present Perfect
I have haunted
you have haunted
he/she/it has haunted
we have haunted
you have haunted
they have haunted
Past Continuous
I was haunting
you were haunting
he/she/it was haunting
we were haunting
you were haunting
they were haunting
Past Perfect
I had haunted
you had haunted
he/she/it had haunted
we had haunted
you had haunted
they had haunted
Future
I will haunt
you will haunt
he/she/it will haunt
we will haunt
you will haunt
they will haunt
Future Perfect
I will have haunted
you will have haunted
he/she/it will have haunted
we will have haunted
you will have haunted
they will have haunted
Future Continuous
I will be haunting
you will be haunting
he/she/it will be haunting
we will be haunting
you will be haunting
they will be haunting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been haunting
you have been haunting
he/she/it has been haunting
we have been haunting
you have been haunting
they have been haunting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been haunting
you will have been haunting
he/she/it will have been haunting
we will have been haunting
you will have been haunting
they will have been haunting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been haunting
you had been haunting
he/she/it had been haunting
we had been haunting
you had been haunting
they had been haunting
Conditional
I would haunt
you would haunt
he/she/it would haunt
we would haunt
you would haunt
they would haunt
Past Conditional
I would have haunted
you would have haunted
he/she/it would have haunted
we would have haunted
you would have haunted
they would have haunted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.haunt - a frequently visited place
area, country - a particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography); "it was a mountainous area"; "Bible country"
gathering place - a favorite haunt where people gather
Verb1.haunt - follow stealthily or recur constantly and spontaneously to; "her ex-boyfriend stalked her"; "the ghost of her mother haunted her"
pursue, follow - follow in or as if in pursuit; "The police car pursued the suspected attacker"; "Her bad deed followed her and haunted her dreams all her life"
2.haunt - haunt like a ghost; pursue; "Fear of illness haunts her"
preoccupy - engage or engross the interest or attention of beforehand or occupy urgently or obsessively; "His work preoccupies him"; "The matter preoccupies her completely--she cannot think of anything else"
3.haunt - be a regular or frequent visitor to a certain place; "She haunts the ballet"
travel to, visit - go to certain places as for sightseeing; "Did you ever visit Paris?"
hang out - spend time in a certain location or with certain people; "She hangs out at the corner cafe"

haunt

verb
1. plague, trouble, obsess, torment, come back to, possess, stay with, recur, beset, prey on, weigh on The decision to leave her children now haunts her.
2. visit, hang around or about, frequent, linger in, resort to, patronize, repair to, spend time in, loiter in, be a regular in During the day he haunted the town's cinemas
3. appear in, materialize in His ghost is said to haunt some of the rooms.
noun
1. meeting place, resort, hangout (informal), den, rendezvous, stamping ground, gathering place a favourite summer haunt for yachtsmen

haunt

verb
1. To visit regularly:
Slang: hang out.
2. To come to mind continually:
noun
1. A frequently visited place:
Slang: hangout.
2. The natural environment of an animal or plant:
3. Regional. A supernatural being, such as a ghost:
Informal: spook.
Translations
مُلْتَقى، مكان يتردد إليه الإنْسانيَتَرَدَّد إلىيزور تكرارا، يُلازِميَنْتاب، يتردَّد إلى
často navštěvované místočasto navštěvovatpronásledovatstále se vracetstrašit
forfølgehjemsøgehjemsted
gyakran látogatkísérttörzshely
ásækja, ganga afturásækja; sækja aîathvarf, bækistöîsækja oft
kuriame vaidenasimėgstama vietavaidentis
bieži apmeklētiemīļota uzturēšanās vietarēgotiesspokotiesvajāt
často navštevované miestočasto navštevovaťstrašiť
preganjatistrašiti
aklından çıkmamakdadanmaksık sık belirmek/gözükmeksık sık gidilen yersık sık gitmek/ziyaret etmek

haunt

[hɔːnt]
A. N [of animal, criminals] → guarida f; [of person] → lugar m predilecto
I know his usual/favourite hauntssé dónde suele ir/cuáles son sus lugares predilectos
it's a haunt of artistses lugar de encuentro de artistas
B. VT
1. [ghost] [+ castle etc] → aparecerse en, rondar
the house is haunteden la casa hay fantasmas, la casa está encantada or embrujada
2. [person] [+ place] (= frequent) → frecuentar, rondar
3. [idea, fear] [+ person] → obsesionar
he is haunted by the thought thatle obsesiona el pensamiento de que ...
he is haunted by memoriesle persiguen los recuerdos

haunt

[ˈhɔːnt]
vt
[ghost, spirit] → hanter
[memory, thought] → hanter
to come back to haunt sb [decision, fact, comment] → revenir hanter qn
(= visit often) → fréquenter
n (= place) → repaire m
to be a favourite haunt for sb → être un lieu de prédilection pour qn
to revisit one's old haunts → retrouver ses lieux de prédilection

haunt

vt
(ghost) house, placespuken in (+dat), → umgehen in (+dat)
personverfolgen; (memory) → nicht loslassen, verfolgen; (fear, decision) → quälen; the nightmares which haunted himdie Albträume or Alpträume, die ihn heimsuchten; lack of money haunted successive projectsmehrere aufeinanderfolgende Projekte waren vom Geldmangel verfolgt
(= frequent)verkehren in (+dat), → frequentieren, häufig besuchen; (animal) → vorkommen, auftreten
n (of person, = pub etc) → Stammlokal nt; (= favourite resort)Lieblingsort or -platz m; (of criminals)Treff(punkt) m; (of animal)Heimat f; the riverbank is the haunt of a variety of animalseine Vielzahl von Tieren lebt an Flussufern; to revisit the haunts of one’s youthdie Stätten seiner Jugend wieder aufsuchen; her usual childhood hauntsStätten, die sie in ihrer Kindheit oft aufsuchte; a haunt of literary exilesein Treffpunkt mfür Exilliteraten

haunt

[hɔːnt]
1. n (of criminals) → covo
it's one of his favourite haunts → è un dei suoi posticini favoriti
2. vt (subj, ghost) → abitare (fig) (memory) → perseguitare; (fear) → pervadere
he haunts the local bars → frequenta assiduamente i bar della zona
a ghost haunts this house → questa casa è abitata da un fantasma

haunt

(hoːnt) verb
1. (of a ghost) to inhabit. A ghost is said to haunt this house.
2. (of an unpleasant memory) to keep coming back into the mind of. Her look of misery haunts me.
3. to visit very often. He haunts that café.
noun
a place one often visits. This is one of my favourite haunts.
ˈhaunted adjective
inhabited by ghosts. a haunted castle; The old house is said to be haunted.
References in classic literature ?
The sequestered situation of this church seems always to have made it a favorite haunt of troubled spirits.
The dominant spirit, however, that haunts this enchanted region, and seems to be commander-in-chief of all the powers of the air, is the apparition of a figure on horseback, without a head.
Her eyes as stars of Twilight fair; Like Twilight's, too, her dusky hair; But all things else about her drawn From May-time and the cheerful Dawn; A dancing Shape, an Image gay, To haunt, to startle, and way-lay.
May it haunt their houses pleasantly, and no one wish to lay it.
By what mad road, through what passages of mystery and darkness known to him alone had Erik dragged that pure-souled child to the awful haunt, with the Louis-Philippe room, opening out on the lake?
Does it not haunt in the neighborhood to this very day?
He passed the greater part of his time on and in the water, particularly about Hell Gate, and might have been taken, in bad weather, for one of the hobgoblins that used to haunt that strait.
Let the gentle, kindly phantoms haunt us as they will; we are not afraid of them.
They haunt the empty chambers of our lives, they throng around us like dead leaves whirled in the autumn wind.
And the ghost of a little murdered child haunts the corner up by Idlewild; it creeps up behind you and lays its cold fingers on your hand--so.
The rugged defiles and deep valleys of this vast chain form sheltering places for restless and ferocious bands of savages, many of them the remnants of tribes, once inhabitants of the prairies, but broken up by war and violence, and who carry into their mountain haunts the fierce passions and reckless habits of desperadoes.
The Clew, meanwhile, sauntered among the busy haunts of men, arm in arm with an Ingenious Theory.