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NOUN (1)

1. a frequently visited place;
[syn: haunt, hangout, resort, repair, stamping ground]


VERB (3)

1. follow stealthily or recur constantly and spontaneously to;
- Example: "her ex-boyfriend stalked her"
- Example: "the ghost of her mother haunted her"
[syn: haunt, stalk]

2. haunt like a ghost; pursue;
- Example: "Fear of illness haunts her"
[syn: haunt, obsess, ghost]

3. be a regular or frequent visitor to a certain place;
- Example: "She haunts the ballet"
[syn: frequent, haunt]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Haunt \Haunt\ (h[aum]nt; 277), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Haunted; p. pr. & vb. n. Haunting.] [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). [root]36.] 1. To frequent; to resort to frequently; to visit pertinaciously or intrusively; to intrude upon. [1913 Webster] You wrong me, sir, thus still to haunt my house. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Those cares that haunt the court and town. --Swift. [1913 Webster] 2. To inhabit or frequent as a specter; to visit as a ghost or apparition; -- said of spirits or ghosts, especially of dead people; as, the murdered man haunts the house where he died. [1913 Webster] Foul spirits haunt my resting place. --Fairfax. [1913 Webster] 3. To practice; to devote one's self to. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] That other merchandise that men haunt with fraud . . . is cursed. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Leave honest pleasure, and haunt no good pastime. --Ascham. [1913 Webster] 4. To accustom; to habituate. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Haunt thyself to pity. --Wyclif. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Haunt \Haunt\, v. i. To persist in staying or visiting. [1913 Webster] I've charged thee not to haunt about my doors. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Haunt \Haunt\, n. 1. A place to which one frequently resorts; as, drinking saloons are the haunts of tipplers; a den is the haunt of wild beasts. [1913 Webster] Note: In Old English the place occupied by any one as a dwelling or in his business was called a haunt. [1913 Webster] Note: Often used figuratively. [1913 Webster] The household nook, The haunt of all affections pure. --Keble. [1913 Webster] The feeble soul, a haunt of fears. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster] 2. The habit of resorting to a place. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] The haunt you have got about the courts. --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster] 3. Practice; skill. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Of clothmaking she hadde such an haunt. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

haunt n 1: a frequently visited place [syn: haunt, hangout, resort, repair, stamping ground] v 1: follow stealthily or recur constantly and spontaneously to; "her ex-boyfriend stalked her"; "the ghost of her mother haunted her" [syn: haunt, stalk] 2: haunt like a ghost; pursue; "Fear of illness haunts her" [syn: haunt, obsess, ghost] 3: be a regular or frequent visitor to a certain place; "She haunts the ballet" [syn: frequent, haunt]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

106 Moby Thesaurus words for "haunt": Masan, affect, apparition, appearance, astral, astral spirit, banshee, baths, beset, burden, casino, club, clubhouse, control, crush one, departed spirit, disembodied spirit, dog, duppy, dybbuk, eidolon, exhaust, form, frequent, fret, gambling house, gathering place, ghost, grateful dead, guide, habituate, hang about, hang around, hang out, hang out at, hangout, hant, harass, harry, haunt the memory, health resort, home, hound, idolum, immateriality, incorporeal, incorporeal being, incorporeity, larva, lemures, locality, manes, materialization, meeting place, obsess, oni, oppress, persecute, phantasm, phantasma, phantom, plague, poltergeist, possess, presence, prey on, purlieu, rallying point, range, rendezvous, resort, resort to, revenant, shade, shadow, shape, shrouded spirit, site, spa, specter, spectral ghost, spirit, spook, springs, sprite, stamping, stamping ground, theophany, tire, torment, trouble, unsubstantiality, vex, vision, visit, walking dead man, wandering soul, watering place, wear out, wear upon one, weary, weigh upon, weight down, worry, wraith, zombie