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 ghost ghost

noun

  • ( ) a mental representation of some haunting experience  ( ghost, shade, specter, spectre, spook, wraith )
    a mental representation of some haunting experience
     he looked like he had seen a ghost
    he looked like he had seen a ghost
     it aroused specters from his past
    it aroused specters from his past
  • a suggestion of some quality  ( ghost, touch, trace )
    a suggestion of some quality
     there was a touch of sarcasm in his tone
    there was a touch of sarcasm in his tone
     he detected a ghost of a smile on her face
    he detected a ghost of a smile on her face
  • the visible disembodied soul of a dead person  ( ghost )
    the visible disembodied soul of a dead person
  • a writer who gives the credit of authorship to someone else  ( ghost, ghostwriter )
    a writer who gives the credit of authorship to someone else
  • verb

  • ( ) move like a ghost  ( ghost )
    move like a ghost
     The masked men ghosted across the moonlit yard
    The masked men ghosted across the moonlit yard
  • write for someone else  ( ghost, ghostwrite )
    write for someone else
     How many books have you ghostwritten so far?
    How many books have you ghostwritten so far?
  • haunt like a ghost; pursue  ( ghost, haunt, obsess )
    haunt like a ghost; pursue
     Fear of illness haunts her
    Fear of illness haunts her


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