Haunt·ed, a. Inhabited by, or subject to the visits of, apparitions; frequented by a ghost.
All houses wherein men have lived and died
Are haunted houses. --Longfellow.
Haunt v. t. [imp. & p. p. Haunted; p. pr. & vb. n. Haunting.]
1. To frequent; to resort to frequently; to visit pertinaciously or intrusively; to intrude upon.
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. [Obs.]
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. [Obs.]
Haunt thyself to pity. --Wyclif.
adj 1: having or showing excessive or compulsive concern with
something; "became more and more haunted by the stupid
riddle"; "was absolutely obsessed with the girl"; "got
no help from his wife who was preoccupied with the
children"; "he was taken up in worry for the old
woman" [syn: obsessed, preoccupied, taken up(p)]
2: showing emotional affliction or disquiet; "her expression
became progressively more haunted"
3: inhabited by or as if by apparitions; "a haunted house"