Definition of Ghost

1. Noun. A mental representation of some haunting experience. "It aroused specters from his past"

Exact synonyms: Shade, Specter, Spectre, Spook, Wraith
Generic synonyms: Apparition, Fantasm, Phantasm, Phantasma, Phantom, Shadow
Derivative terms: Spook



2. Verb. Move like a ghost. "The masked men ghosted across the moonlit yard"
Generic synonyms: Go, Locomote, Move, Travel

3. Noun. A writer who gives the credit of authorship to someone else.
Exact synonyms: Ghostwriter
Generic synonyms: Author, Writer
Derivative terms: Ghostwrite

4. Verb. Haunt like a ghost; pursue. "The good news will ghost her"; "Fear of illness haunts her"
Exact synonyms: Haunt, Obsess
Generic synonyms: Preoccupy
Derivative terms: Obsession

5. Noun. The visible disembodied soul of a dead person.
Specialized synonyms: Poltergeist, Revenant
Generic synonyms: Psyche, Soul
Derivative terms: Ghostly

6. Verb. Write for someone else. "Did he ghost his major works over a short period of time?"; "How many books have you ghostwritten so far?"
Exact synonyms: Ghostwrite
Category relationships: Authorship, Composition, Penning, Writing
Generic synonyms: Author
Derivative terms: Ghostwriter

7. Noun. A suggestion of some quality. "He detected a ghost of a smile on her face"
Exact synonyms: Touch, Trace
Generic synonyms: Proffer, Proposition, Suggestion

Definition of Ghost

1. n. The spirit; the soul of man.

2. v. i. To die; to expire.

3. v. t. To appear to or haunt in the form of an apparition.

Definition of Ghost

1. Noun. (obsolete) The spirit; the soul of man. ¹

2. Noun. The disembodied soul; the soul or spirit of a deceased person; a spirit appearing after death; an apparition; a specter. ¹

3. Noun. Any faint shadowy semblance; an unsubstantial image; a phantom; a glimmering. ¹

4. Noun. A false image formed in a telescope, camera, or other optical device by reflection from the surfaces of one or more lenses. ¹

5. Noun. An unwanted image similar to and overlapping or adjacent to the main one on a television screen, caused by the transmitted image being received both directly and via reflection. ¹

6. Noun. A ghostwriter. ¹

7. Noun. (context: paganism) A nature spirit, ancestor or house spirit (see brownie ) revered in Heathenry. ¹

8. Noun. (Internet) An unresponsive user on IRC, resulting from the user's client disconnecting without notifying the server. ¹

9. Noun. (computing) an image of a file or hard disk. ¹

10. Noun. (theater) An understudy. ¹

11. Noun. (espionage) A covert (and deniable) agent. ¹

12. Verb. (obsolete transitive) To haunt; to appear to in the form of an apparition. ¹

13. Verb. (ambitransitive) To ghostwrite. ¹

14. Verb. (computing) to copy a file or hard drive image. ¹

15. Verb. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ghost

1. to haunt [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: haunt

Medical Definition of Ghost

1. 1. The spirit; the soul of man. "Then gives her grieved ghost thus to lament." (Spenser) 2. The disembodied soul; the soul or spirit of a deceased person; a spirit appearing after death; an apparition; a specter. "The mighty ghosts of our great Harrys rose." (Shak) "I thought that I had died in sleep, And was a blessed ghost." (Coleridge) 3. Any faint shadowy semblance; an unsubstantial image; a phantom; a glimmering; as, not a ghost of a chance; the ghost of an idea. "Each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor." (Poe) 4. A false image formed in a telescope by reflection from the surfaces of one or more lenses. Ghost moth the third person in the Trinity. To give up or yield up the ghost, to die; to expire. "And he gave up the ghost full softly." (Chaucer) "Jacob . . . Yielded up the ghost, and was gathered unto his people". (Gen. Xlix. 33) Origin: OE. Gast, gost, soul, spirit, AS. Gast breath, spirit, soul; akin to OS. Gst spirit, soul, D. Geest, G. Geist, and prob. To E. Gaze, ghastly. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Ghost

ghi
ghibli
ghiblis
ghilgai
ghilgais
ghillie
ghillie suit
ghillied
ghillies
ghis
ghit
ghits
ghoast
ghole
gholes
ghost (current term)
ghost-town
ghost at the feast
ghost band
ghost bands
ghost car
ghost cars
ghost cell
ghost cell glaucoma
ghost corpuscle
ghost crab
ghost crabs
ghost dance
ghost frog
ghost gum

Literary usage of Ghost

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"This was an abuse to which Pius II put an end by appropriating these prebends of the Holy ghost to a new order founded by him in 1459 under the ..."

2. Punch by Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, Shirley Brooks, Francis Cowley Burnand, Owen Seaman (1883)
"0, the Family ghost ! There 's a room where the ghost is given to keep So in that ... Should the Host any Stranger away there stow, The ghost of the Family ..."

3. The Poetical Works of Thomas Moore by Thomas Moore (1910)
"THE ghost of Miltiades came at night, And he stood by the bed of the Benthamite, And he said, in a voice, that thrill'd the frame, ' If ever the sound of ..."

4. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1865)
"“ But as it is, the ghost still continues to practise as before, amid in some measure remains undetected ; and it is probable that she will thus continue ..."

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