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Meaning of GHOST

Pronunciation:  gowst

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a mental representation of some haunting experience; "he looked like he had seen a ghost"; "it aroused specters from his past"
  2. [n]  a suggestion of some quality; "there was a touch of sarcasm in his tone"; "he detected a ghost of a smile on her face"
  3. [n]  the visible disembodied soul of a dead person
  4. [n]  a writer who gives the credit of authorship to someone else
  5. [v]  write for someone else; "How many books have you ghostwritten so far?"
  6. [v]  haunt like a ghost; pursue; "Fear of illness haunts her"
  7. [v]  move like a ghost; "The masked men ghosted across the moonlit yard"

GHOST is a 5 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: ghostwrite, ghostwriter, haunt, obsess, shade, specter, spectre, spook, touch, trace, wraith
 See Also: apparition, author, author, go, locomote, move, phantom, poltergeist, preoccupy, proffer, proposition, psyche, shadow, soul, suggestion, travel, writer



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ghost\, n. [OE. gast, gost, soul, spirit, AS. g[=a]st
    breath, spirit, soul; akin to OS. g?st spirit, soul, D.
    geest, G. geist, and prob. to E. gaze, ghastly.]
    1. The spirit; the soul of man. [Obs.]
             Then gives her grieved ghost thus to lament.
    2. The disembodied soul; the soul or spirit of a deceased
       person; a spirit appearing after death; an apparition; a
             The mighty ghosts of our great Harrys rose. --Shak.
             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; as, 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 by reflection from the
       surfaces of one or more lenses.
    {Ghost moth} (Zo["o]l.), a large European moth {(Hepialus
       humuli)}; so called from the white color of the male, and
       the peculiar hovering flight; -- called also {great
    {Holy Ghost}, the Holy Spirit; the Paraclete; the Comforter;
       (Theol.) the third person in the Trinity.
    {To} {give up or yield up} {the ghost}, to die; to expire.
             And he gave up the ghost full softly. --Chaucer.
             Jacob . . . yielded up the ghost, and was gathered
             unto his people.                      --Gen. xlix.
  2. \Ghost\, v. i.
    To die; to expire. [Obs.] --Sir P. Sidney.
  3. \Ghost\, v. t.
    To appear to or haunt in the form of an apparition. [Obs.]
Computing Dictionary

(Or "zombie") The image of a user's session on irc and similar systems, left when the session has been terminated (properly or, often, improperly) but the server (or the network at large) believes the connection is still active and belongs to a real user.

Compare clonebot.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: In general, ghosts symbolizes aspects of yourself that you fear. This may involve a painful memory, guilt, or some repressed thoughts. You may be afraid of death and dying. Alternatively, ghosts are representative of something that is no longer obtainable or within reach. It indicates a feeling of disconnection from life and society. This dream may be a calling for you to move on and abandon your outdated modes of thinking and behavior. Dreaming that you reach out to touch a ghost, but it disappears indicates that you are taking steps to acknowledging some painful or repressed thoughts even though you are not ready to fully confront them. Seeing the ghost of a living relative or friend in your dream means that you are in danger of malice acts by that person. Seeing the ghost of a dead friend/relative in your dream, suggests guilt and regrets concerning the past relationships with that particular person.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: A red blood cell which has had all of its cytoplasmic contents removed by cell lysis so that only its outer cytoplasmic membrane remains.
Easton Bible Dictionary

an old Saxon word equivalent to soul or spirit. It is the translation of the Hebrew _nephesh_ and the Greek _pneuma_, both meaning "breath," "life," "spirit," the "living principle" (Job 11:20; Jer. 15:9; Matt. 27:50; John 19:30). The expression "to give up the ghost" means to die (Lam. 1:19; Gen. 25:17; 35:29; 49:33; Job 3:11). (See HOLY GHOST.)

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