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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 ?
As Christmas approached, the usual mysteries began to haunt the house, and Jo frequently convulsed the family by proposing utterly impossible or magnificently absurd ceremonies, in honor of this unusually merry Christmas.
It was when the face and figure of a great tragedian began to haunt her imagination and stir her senses.
His home would include the home of the dead and buried wizard, and would thus afford the ghost of the latter a kind of privilege to haunt its new apartments, and the chambers into which future bridegrooms were to lead their brides, and where children of the Pyncheon blood were to be born.
All three give glimpses of the shops of grocers, block-makers, slop-sellers, and ship-chandlers, around the doors of which are generally to be seen, laughing and gossiping, clusters of old salts, and such other wharf-rats as haunt the Wapping of a seaport.
The sequestered situation of this church seems always to have made it a favorite haunt of troubled spirits.
And equally fallacious seems the conceit, that because the so-called whale-bone whales no longer haunt many grounds in former years abounding with them, hence that species also is declining.
But then, little by little, as his strength came back and his senses cleared, he began to see beyond his momentary gratification; that he had nearly killed the boss would not help Ona--not the horrors that she had borne, nor the memory that would haunt her all her days.
It is one of the bitterest apportionments of a lot of slavery, that the negro, sympathetic and assimilative, after acquiring, in a refined family, the tastes and feelings which form the atmosphere of such a place, is not the less liable to become the bond-slave of the coarsest and most brutal,--just as a chair or table, which once decorated the superb saloon, comes, at last, battered and defaced, to the barroom of some filthy tavern, or some low haunt of vulgar debauchery.
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.
No; they occupy a range of smaller apartments to the back; no one ever sleeps here: one would almost say that, if there were a ghost at Thornfield Hall, this would be its haunt.
Then I hope his ghost will haunt you; and I hope Mr.
Spirits are supposed to haunt the places where their bodies most resorted, and Monseigneur without a guinea haunted the spot where his guineas used to be.