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ghost

ghost

 
pronunciation:
gost
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb & intransitive verb
phrases:
give up the ghost
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the spirit of someone who has died, esp. one that is believed to have returned to earth to haunt a place or living people.
synonyms:
apparition, phantom, shade, specter, spirit, spook, wraith
similar words:
doppelgänger, manifestation, soul
definition 2: anything that recurs persistently or haunts, such as an idea, thought, or recollection.
synonyms:
obsession, phantom
similar words:
delusion, fixation, illusion
definition 3: a mere possibility or trace.
the ghost of an idea
synonyms:
semblance, shade, shadow, suggestion, trace
similar words:
hint, possibility
definition 4: a false, shadowy, unwanted image, as on film or a television screen.
similar words:
image, picture, shadow
definition 5: (sometimes cap.) a supernatural entity.
the Holy Ghost
similar words:
spirit
phrase: give up the ghost
 
part of speech: transitive verb & intransitive verb
inflections: ghosted, ghosting, ghosts
definition 1: to write (a book such as an autobiography) under the name of and as the agent for another person; ghostwrite.
synonyms:
ghostwrite
similar words:
write
definition 2: of a ghost, to appear persistently in (a place) or to (a person); haunt.
synonyms:
haunt
similar words:
shadow
derivation: ghostlike (adj.)
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