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1ghost

noun \ˈgōst\

: the soul of a dead person thought of as living in an unseen world or as appearing to living people

: a very small amount or trace

Full Definition of GHOST

1
:  the seat of life or intelligence :  soul <give up the ghost>
2
:  a disembodied soul; especially :  the soul of a dead person believed to be an inhabitant of the unseen world or to appear to the living in bodily likeness
3
:  spirit, demon
4
a :  a faint shadowy trace <a ghost of a smile>
b :  the least bit <not a ghost of a chance>
5
:  a false image in a photographic negative or on a television screen caused especially by reflection
6
:  one who ghostwrites
7
:  a red blood cell that has lost its hemoglobin
ghost·like \-ˌlīk\ adjective
ghosty \ˈgō-stē\ adjective

Examples of GHOST

  1. a house haunted by ghosts
  2. <looked for ghosts in the graveyard on Halloween>

Origin of GHOST

Middle English gost, gast, from Old English gāst; akin to Old High German geist spirit, Sanskrit heḍa anger
First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Occult Terms

augury, censor, invocation, lucidity, metempsychosis, mojo, numinous, preternatural, weird, wraith

Rhymes with GHOST

2ghost

verb

Definition of GHOST

transitive verb
1
:  to haunt like a ghost
2
intransitive verb
1
a :  to move silently like a ghost
b :  to sail quietly in light winds
2

Examples of GHOST

  1. She ghosted the mayor's autobiography.

First Known Use of GHOST

1606

ghost

noun \ˈgōst\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of GHOST

:  a structure (as a cell or tissue) that does not stain normally because of degenerative changes; specifically :  a red blood cell that has lost its hemoglobin

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