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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
ghost (noun)
1.
the seat of life or intelligence - soul give up the ghost
2.
a disembodied soul , especially the soul of a dead person believed to be an inhabitant of the unseen world or to appear to the living in bodily likeness
3.
- spirit demon
4.
a) a faint shadowy trace - a ghost of a smile
b) the least bit - not a ghost of a chance
5.
a false image in a photographic negative or on a television screen caused especially by reflection
6.
one who - ghostwrites
7.
a red blood cell that has lost its hemoglobin
ghost (verb)
transitive verb
1.
to haunt like a ghost
2.
intransitive verb
- ghostwrite
1.
a) to move silently like a ghost
b) to sail quietly in light winds
2.
- ghostwrite
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
ghost (noun)
1.
the soul of a dead person thought of especially as appearing to living people
SYNONIMS:
apparition, bogey ( bogie bogy), familiar spirit, hant, haunt, materialization, phantasm ( fantasm), phantom, poltergeist, shade, shadow, specter ( spectre), spirit, spook, sprite, vision, visitant, wraith
RELATED WORDS:
angel, daimon, familiar, genie, genius, jinni ( jinn djinni djinn), shaitan; double, doppelgänger ( doppelganger), fetch; lemures, manes; incubus, lamia, succubus, vampire, zombie ( zombi); cacodemon, demon ( daemon), devil, fiend, ghoul, imp
ghost (noun)
2.
the smallest amount or part imaginable
SYNONIMS:
beans, bubkes ( bupkes bupkus), continental, damn, darn ( durn), diddly, diddly-squat, doodley-squat ( doodly-squat), fig, ghost, hoot, iota, lick, modicum, rap, squat, syllable, tittle, whit, whoop
RELATED WORDS:
ace, bit, crumb, dab, driblet, glimmer, hint, little, mite, nip, ounce, particle, peanuts, pin, ray, scrap, scruple, semblance, shade, shadow, shred, skosh, smidgen ( smidgeon smidgin smidge), snap, speck, spot, sprinkling, strain, streak, suspicion, touch, trace
ghost (noun)
3.
a tiny often physical indication of something lost or vanished
SYNONIMS:
echo, ghost, relic, shadow, trace
RELATED WORDS:
memento, remembrance, reminder; artifact; afterimage, aftertaste; balance, corpse, hangover, leftover, oddment, remainder, remnant, scrap; dreg(s), leavings, remain(s), residual, residue, rest
ghost (noun)
4.
an evil spirit
SYNONIMS:
cacodemon, devil, fiend, ghost, ghoul, ghoulie, imp, shaitan
RELATED WORDS:
hag [], lamia, vampire; incubus, nightmare, succubus; afreet ( afrit), genie, jinni ( jinn djinni djinn); apparition, banshee, bogey ( bogie bogy), bugbear, familiar, familiar spirit, genius, phantasm ( fantasm), phantom, poltergeist, shade, shadow, specter ( spectre), spirit, spook, vision, wraith; brownie, dwarf, elf, faerie ( faery), fairy, fay, gnome, goblin, gremlin, hobgoblin, kobold, leprechaun, pixie ( pixy), puck, sprite, troll; monster, ogre
NEAR ANTONYMS:
angel
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