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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 the soul of a dead person thought of especially as appearing to living people
  • looked for ghosts in the graveyard on Halloween

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2 the smallest amount or part imaginable
  • she may be a good endurance runner, but she doesn't stand a ghost of a chance of winning in a sprint

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3 a tiny often physical indication of something lost or vanished
  • the down-at-the-heels town house is but a ghost of the neighborhood's former grandeur

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4 an evil spirit
  • the vengeful ghosts of seamen who were deliberately shipwrecked upon these shores

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Synonyms of ghost (Entry 2 of 2)

as in pad, tiptoe

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The first known use of ghost was before the 12th century

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“Ghost.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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