ghost town

noun
|Updated on: 12 Jul 2018

Definition of ghost town

: a once-flourishing town wholly or nearly deserted usually as a result of the exhaustion of some natural resource

Examples of ghost town in a Sentence

  1. After all the gold was mined, the place became a ghost town.

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First Known Use of ghost town

1931

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GHOST TOWN Defined for English Language Learners

ghost town

Definition of ghost town for English Language Learners

  • : a town that no longer has any people living in it : an abandoned town


GHOST TOWN Defined for Kids

ghost town

noun

Definition of ghost town for Students

: a town where all the people have left


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