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.
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In Old English the place occupied by any one as a dwelling or in his business was called a haunt.
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Often used figuratively.
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The household nook,
The haunt of all affections pure.
Keble.
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The feeble soul, a haunt of fears.
Tennyson.
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2. The habit of resorting to a place. [Obs.]
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The haunt you have got about the courts.
Arbuthnot.
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3. Practice; skill. [Obs.]
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Of clothmaking she hadde such an haunt.
Chaucer.
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