Definition of "haunt" [haunt]

  • To inhabit, visit, or appear to in the form of a ghost or other supernatural being. (verb-transitive)
  • To visit often; frequent: haunted the movie theaters. (verb-transitive)
  • To come to the mind of continually; obsess: a riddle that haunted me all morning. (verb-transitive)
  • To be continually present in; pervade: the melancholy that haunts the composer's music. (verb-transitive)
  • To recur or visit often, especially as a ghost. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "haunt" in a sentence
  • "Do you think your house of Knowl down there is what you call haunt, my dear? '"
  • "South African-born Alessandro Talevi, making a bold Opera North debut, lets them haunt from the shadows."
  • "Hubby and I, now do our Christmas shopping on the square in Oxford and my favorite haunt is SB!"