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ghost

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noun \ˈgōst\

Simple Definition of ghost

  • : 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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of ghost

  1. 1 :  the seat of life or intelligence :  soul <give up the ghost>

  2. 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. 3 :  spirit, demon

  4. 4 a :  a faint shadowy trace <a ghost of a smile> b :  the least bit <not a ghost of a chance>

  5. 5 :  a false image in a photographic negative or on a television screen caused especially by reflection

  6. 6 :  one who ghostwrites

  7. 7 :  a red blood cell that has lost its hemoglobin

ghostlike play \-ˌlīk\ adjective
ghosty play \ˈgō-stē\ adjective

Examples of ghost in a sentence

  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

Rhymes with ghost


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ghost

verb

Definition of ghost

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to haunt like a ghost

  3. 2 :  ghostwrite

  4. intransitive verb
  5. 1 a :  to move silently like a ghost b :  to sail quietly in light winds

  6. 2 :  ghostwrite



Examples of ghost in a sentence

  1. She ghosted the mayor's autobiography.



1606

First Known Use of ghost

1606



GHOST Defined for Kids

ghost

play
noun \ˈgōst\

Definition of ghost for Students

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




Medical Dictionary

ghost

play
noun \ˈgōst\

Medical Definition of ghost

  1. :  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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