haunt

英 [hɔːnt] 美 [hɔnt]
  • vt. 常出没于…;萦绕于…;经常去…
  • vi. 出没;作祟
  • n. 栖息地;常去的地方
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1. 形近易混单词:haunt, gaunt, daunt.
2. h(ome) + aunt. (小龙女姑姑的家).
3. 你姑姑家是你常去的地方。
haunt 鬼魂出没,萦绕

来自Proto-Germanic*haimaz,家,住所,词源同home.该词原指死后回家的灵魂,引申词义鬼魂出没,萦绕。拼写比较lamp,lantern.

haunt
haunt: [13] Etymologically, a ghost that haunts a building is only using the place as its ‘home’. The word’s distant ancestor is the prehistoric Germanic verb *khaimatjan, a derivative of the noun *khaimaz (source of English home). This was borrowed by Old French as hanter ‘frequent a place’, and passed on to English as haunt. Its main modern supernatural meaning did not develop until the 16th century (the first records of this sense come in Shakespeare’s plays).
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haunt (v.)
early 13c., "to practice habitually, busy oneself with, take part in," from Old French hanter "to frequent, resort to, be familiar with" (12c.), probably from Old Norse heimta "bring home," from Proto-Germanic *haimatjanan "to go or bring home," from *haimaz- "home" (see home (n.)). Meaning "to frequent (a place)" is c. 1300 in English. Use in reference to a spirit returning to the house where it had lived perhaps was in Proto-Germanic, but it was reinforced by Shakespeare's plays, and it is first recorded 1590 in "A Midsummer Night's Dream."
haunt (n.)
c. 1300, "place frequently visited," also in Middle English, "a habit, custom" (early 14c.), from haunt (v.) in its original sense of "to practice habitually." The meaning "spirit that haunts a place, ghost" is first recorded 1843, originally in stereotypical U.S. black speech, from the later meaning of the verb.
1. The place is the haunt of off-duty policemen.
这里是不当班的警察经常光顾的地方。

来自柯林斯例句

2. The area was a haunt of criminals.
这个地区是罪犯经常出没的地方.

来自《简明英汉词典》

3. They say ghosts haunt this house.
据说这所房子里常闹鬼.

来自《现代汉英综合大词典》

4. People say ghosts haunt that old house.
据说那座老宅子有鬼魂出没.

来自《现代汉英综合大词典》

5. The college library is a favorite haunt.
大学图书馆是人们喜欢的地方.

来自《现代英汉综合大词典》

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