Definition of Barghest

1. n. A goblin, in the shape of a large dog, portending misfortune.



Definition of Barghest

1. Noun. (British) A legendary monstrous black dog with huge teeth and claws. ¹

2. Noun. (British) A ghost, elf, or spirit. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Barghest

1. a goblin [n -S] - See also: goblin

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Barghest

bargellos
bargeman
bargemaster
bargemasters
bargemen
bargepole
bargepoles
barger
bargers
barges
barges in
bargest
bargests
bargewoman
bargewomen
barghest (current term)
barghests
barging
barging in
bargirl
bargirls
bargoer
bargoers
bargoose
barguest
barguests
barhop
barhopped
barhopper
barhoppers

Literary usage of Barghest

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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"The barghest was essentially a nocturnal spectre, and its appearance was regarded as ... The barghest has a kinsman in the Rondeur d'Os of Norman folklore. ..."

2. The Quarterly Review by John Gibson Lockhart, George Walter Prothero, William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, Baron Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle, Sir William Smith (1907)
"The barghest is ' a frightful goblin with eyes as big as saucers'; in some cases it is loaded with chains which rattle horribly, or it shrieks in the night, ..."

3. The Quarterly Review by William Gifford, George Walter Prothero, John Gibson Lockhart, John Murray, Whitwell Elwin, John Taylor Coleridge, Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle, William Macpherson, William Smith (1907)
"The barghest is ' a frightful goblin with eyes as big as saucers ' ; in some cases it is loaded with chains which rattle horribly, or it shrieks in the ..."

4. A Glossary of Words Used in the Wapentakes of Manley and Corringham by Edward Peacock (1889)
"Murray, Diet , barghest. BARING.—The process of removing the upper soil previous to digging stone, clay, or iron-stone. BARKED, B ARK LED, //. ..."

5. The Dialect of Craven: In the West-Riding of the County of York by William Carr (1828)
"barghest, ) A sprite that haunts towns and populous BAR-GUEST,/ places. BELG. berg and geest, a ghost. AS burge. ..."

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