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ghost

  

      n  
1    the disembodied spirit of a dead person, supposed to haunt the living as a pale or shadowy vision; phantom  
   Related adj       spectral  
2    a haunting memory  
the ghost of his former life rose up before him     
3    a faint trace or possibility of something; glimmer  
a ghost of a smile     
4    the spirit; soul (archaic, except in the phrase the Holy Ghost)  
5      (Physics)  
a    a faint secondary image produced by an optical system  
b    a similar image on a television screen, formed by reflection of the transmitting waves or by a defect in the receiver  
6       See       ghost word  
7      (Also called)    ghost edition   an entry recorded in a bibliography of which no actual proof exists  
8       See       ghostwriter  
9    modifier   falsely recorded as doing a particular job or fulfilling a particular function in order that some benefit, esp. money, may be obtained  
a ghost worker     
10    give up the ghost  
a    to die  
b    (of a machine) to stop working  
      vb  
11       See       ghostwrite  
12    tr   to haunt  
     (Old English gast; related to Old Frisian jest, Old High German geist spirit, Sanskrit heda fury, anger)  
  ghostlike      adj  


ghost dance  
      n   a religious dance of certain North American Indians, connected with a political movement (from about 1888) that looked to reunion with the dead and a return to an idealized state of affairs before Europeans came  
ghost gum  
      n     (Austral)   a eucalyptus tree with white trunk and branches  
ghost moth  
      n   any of various large pale moths of the family Hepialidae that are active at dusk  
ghost town  
      n   a deserted town, esp. one in the western U.S. that was formerly a boom town  
ghost word  
      n   a word that has entered the language through the perpetuation, in dictionaries, etc., of an error  
Holy Ghost  
      n      another name for the       Holy Spirit  
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ghostwrite  
      vb   , -writes, -writing, -wrote, -written   to write (an autobiographical or other article) on behalf of a person who is then credited as author,   (Often shortened to)    ghost         
  ghostwriter      n  


ghost         
      n  
1    the disembodied spirit of a dead person, supposed to haunt the living as a pale or shadowy vision; phantom  
   Related adj       spectral  
2    a haunting memory  
the ghost of his former life rose up before him     
3    a faint trace or possibility of something; glimmer  
a ghost of a smile     
4    the spirit; soul (archaic, except in the phrase the Holy Ghost)  
5      (Physics)  
a    a faint secondary image produced by an optical system  
b    a similar image on a television screen, formed by reflection of the transmitting waves or by a defect in the receiver  
6       See       ghost word  
7      (Also called)    ghost edition   an entry recorded in a bibliography of which no actual proof exists  
8       See       ghostwriter  
9    modifier   falsely recorded as doing a particular job or fulfilling a particular function in order that some benefit, esp. money, may be obtained  
a ghost worker     
10    give up the ghost  
a    to die  
b    (of a machine) to stop working  
      vb  
11       See       ghostwrite  
12    tr   to haunt  
     (Old English gast; related to Old Frisian jest, Old High German geist spirit, Sanskrit heda fury, anger)  
  ghostlike      adj  
ghost dance  
      n   a religious dance of certain North American Indians, connected with a political movement (from about 1888) that looked to reunion with the dead and a return to an idealized state of affairs before Europeans came  
ghost gum  
      n     (Austral)   a eucalyptus tree with white trunk and branches  
ghost moth  
      n   any of various large pale moths of the family Hepialidae that are active at dusk  
ghost town  
      n   a deserted town, esp. one in the western U.S. that was formerly a boom town  
ghost word  
      n   a word that has entered the language through the perpetuation, in dictionaries, etc., of an error  
Holy Ghost  
      n      another name for the       Holy Spirit  

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Holy Spirit   , Ghost         
      n     (Christianity)   the third person of the Trinity  


ghost  
      n  
1    the disembodied spirit of a dead person, supposed to haunt the living as a pale or shadowy vision; phantom  
   Related adj       spectral  
2    a haunting memory  
the ghost of his former life rose up before him     
3    a faint trace or possibility of something; glimmer  
a ghost of a smile     
4    the spirit; soul (archaic, except in the phrase the Holy Ghost)  
5      (Physics)  
a    a faint secondary image produced by an optical system  
b    a similar image on a television screen, formed by reflection of the transmitting waves or by a defect in the receiver  
6       See       ghost word  
7      (Also called)    ghost edition   an entry recorded in a bibliography of which no actual proof exists  
8       See       ghostwriter  
9    modifier   falsely recorded as doing a particular job or fulfilling a particular function in order that some benefit, esp. money, may be obtained  
a ghost worker     
10    give up the ghost  
a    to die  
b    (of a machine) to stop working  
      vb  
11       See       ghostwrite  
12    tr   to haunt  
     (Old English gast; related to Old Frisian jest, Old High German geist spirit, Sanskrit heda fury, anger)  
  ghostlike      adj  
ghost dance  
      n   a religious dance of certain North American Indians, connected with a political movement (from about 1888) that looked to reunion with the dead and a return to an idealized state of affairs before Europeans came  
ghost gum  
      n     (Austral)   a eucalyptus tree with white trunk and branches  
ghost moth  
      n   any of various large pale moths of the family Hepialidae that are active at dusk  
ghost town  
      n   a deserted town, esp. one in the western U.S. that was formerly a boom town  
ghost word  
      n   a word that has entered the language through the perpetuation, in dictionaries, etc., of an error  
Holy Ghost  
      n      another name for the       Holy Spirit  

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ghost

  
1    apparition, eidolon, manes, phantasm, phantom, revenant, shade     (literary)   soul, spectre, spirit, spook     (informal)   wraith  
2    glimmer, hint, possibility, semblance, shadow, suggestion, trace  

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jamaican slang for ghost
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