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ghost

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The happy think a lifetime short, but to the unhappy one night can be an eternity.
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Pronunciation

Etymology

From Middle English gost and gast, from Old English gāst

Noun

Singular
ghost

Plural
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  1. (obsolete) The spirit; the soul of man.
    Then gives her grieved ghost thus to lament. — Spenser
  2. The disembodied soul; the soul or spirit of a deceased person; a spirit appearing after death; an apparition; a specter.
    The mighty ghosts of our great Harrys rose. — Shakespeare.
    I thought that I had died in sleep/And was a blessed ghost. — Coleridge
  3. Any faint shadowy semblance; an unsubstantial image; a phantom; a glimmering.
    not a ghost of a chance
    the ghost of an idea
    Each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor. — Poe
  4. A false image formed in a telescope, camera, or other optical device by reflection from the surfaces of one or more lenses.
  5. An unwanted image similar to and overlapping or adjacent to the main one on a television screen, caused by the transmitted image being received both directly and via reflection.
  6. A ghostwriter.
  7. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A nature spirit, ancestor or house spirit (see brownie ) revered in Heathenry.
    Before all else, we speak to the land to the ghosts and spirits of this place known to many as pixies, fairies, brownies, or elfs. (Math Jones)
  8. (Internet) An unresponsive user on IRC, resulting from the user's client disconnecting without notifying the server.

Synonyms

Translations

soul
See soul

ghostwriter
See ghostwriter

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Verb

Infinitive
to ghost

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to ghost (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To haunt.
  2. (transitive) To ghostwrite.
  3. (intransitive) To ghostwrite.

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