|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (v. t.) To frequent; to resort to frequently; to visit pertinaciously or intrusively; to intrude upon.
2. (v. t.) To inhabit or frequent as a specter; to visit as a ghost or apparition.
3. (v. t.) To practice; to devote one's self to.
4. (v. t.) To accustom; to habituate.
5. (v. i.) To persist in staying or visiting.
6. (n.) A place to which one frequently resorts; as, drinking saloons are the haunts of tipplers; a den is the haunt of wild beasts.
7. (n.) The habit of resorting to a place.
8. (n.) Practice; skill.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
hont, hant: The verb in Old English was simply "to resort to," "frequent"; a place of dwelling or of business was a haunt. The noun occurs in 1 Samuel 23:22 as the translation of reghel, "foot," "See his place where his haunt is," the Revised Version margin, Hebrew `foot' "; the verb is the translation of yashabh, "to sit down," "to dwell" (Ezekiel 26:17, "on all that haunt it," the Revised Version (British and American) "dwelt there," margin "inhabited her"), and of halakh, "to go," or "live" (1 Samuel 30:31, "all the places where David himself and his men were wont to haunt").
Haunt (11 Occurrences)
Revelation 18:2 He cried with a mighty voice, saying, "Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great, and she has become a habitation of demons, a prison of every unclean spirit, and a prison of every unclean and hateful bird! (See RSV NIV)
1 Samuel 23:22 Please go make yet more sure, and know and see his place where his haunt is, and who has seen him there; for it is told me that he deals very subtly. (WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS NAS RSV)
1 Samuel 30:31 And to them which were in Hebron, and to all the places where David himself and his men were wont to haunt. (KJV JPS ASV)
Psalms 44:19 Though you have crushed us in the haunt of jackals, and covered us with the shadow of death. (WEB NIV)
Isaiah 34:13 And thorns will come up in her fair houses, and waste plants in her strong towers: and foxes will make their holes there, and it will be a meeting-place for ostriches. (See NAS RSV NIV)
Isaiah 35:7 And the burning sand will become a pool, and the dry earth springs of waters: the fields where the sheep take their food will become wet land, and water-plants will take the place of grass. (See NAS RSV NIV)
Jeremiah 9:11 And I will make Jerusalem a mass of broken stones, the living-place of jackals; and I will make the towns of Judah a waste, with no man living there. (See NAS NIV)
Jeremiah 10:22 The voice of news, behold, it comes, and a great commotion out of the north country, to make the cities of Judah a desolation, a dwelling place of jackals. (See NAS NIV)
Jeremiah 49:33 Hazor shall be a dwelling place of jackals, a desolation forever: no man shall dwell there, neither shall any son of man sojourn therein. (See NAS RSV NIV)
Jeremiah 51:37 Babylon shall become heaps, a dwelling place for jackals, an astonishment, and a hissing, without inhabitant. (See NAS RSV NIV)
Ezekiel 26:17 And they shall take up a lamentation for thee, and say to thee, How art thou destroyed, that wast inhabited of seafaring men, the renowned city, which wast strong in the sea, she and her inhabitants, which cause their terror to be on all that haunt it! (KJV WBS)