"ghost" Definition

Definitions for the word "ghost" from multiple English dictionaries.

1. n.
The spirit; the soul of man.
Source: The 1913 Webster Unabridged Dictionary, 1913
2. n.
The disembodied soul; the soul or spirit of a deceased person; a spirit appearing after death; an apparition; a specter.
Source: The 1913 Webster Unabridged Dictionary, 1913
3. n.
Any faint shadowy semblance; an unsubstantial image; a phantom; a glimmering; as, not a ghost of a chance; the ghost of an idea.
Source: The 1913 Webster Unabridged Dictionary, 1913
4. n.
A false image formed in a telescope by reflection from the surfaces of one or more lenses.
Source: The 1913 Webster Unabridged Dictionary, 1913
5. v. i.
To die; to expire.
Source: The 1913 Webster Unabridged Dictionary, 1913
6. v. t.
To appear to or haunt in the form of an apparition.
Source: The 1913 Webster Unabridged Dictionary, 1913
7. n.
1 supposed apparition of a dead person or animal; disembodied spirit. 2 shadow or semblance (not a ghost of a chance). 3 secondary image in a defective telescope or television picture. v. (often foll. By for) act as ghost-writer of (a work). ghostliness n. Ghostly adj. (-ier, -iest). [old english]
Source: Oxford English Dictionary, 1884
8. slang
“the GHOST doesn’t walk,” a theatrical term which implies that there is no money about, and that there will be no “treasury.”
Source: The Slang Dictionary, 1864

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