Haunt

Definition of Haunt

Pronunciation: hänt; 277
v. t.1.To frequent; to resort to frequently; to visit pertinaciously or intrusively; to intrude upon.
[imp. & p. p. Haunted; p. pr. & vb. n. Haunting.]
You wrong me, sir, thus still to haunt my house.
- Shak.
Those cares that haunt the court and town.
- Swift.
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.
Foul spirits haunt my resting place.
- Fairfax.
3.To practice; to devote one's self to.
That other merchandise that men haunt with fraud . . . is cursed.
- Chaucer.
Leave honest pleasure, and haunt no good pastime.
- Ascham.
4.To accustom; to habituate.
Haunt thyself to pity.
- Wyclif.
v. i.1.To persist in staying or visiting.
I've charged thee not to haunt about my doors.
- Shak.
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.
The household nook,
The haunt of all affections pure.
- Keble.
The feeble soul, a haunt of fears.
- Tennyson.
2.The habit of resorting to a place.
The haunt you have got about the courts.
- Arbuthnot.
3.Practice; skill.
Of clothmaking she hadde such an haunt.
- Chaucer.

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