Ghost - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɡoʊst|  American pronunciation of the word ghost
Brit.  |ɡəʊst|  British pronunciation of the word ghost

noun

- a mental representation of some haunting experience(syn: shade, specter, spectre, spook, wraith)
- a writer who gives the credit of authorship to someone else (syn: ghostwriter)
- the visible disembodied soul of a dead person
- a suggestion of some quality(syn: touch, trace)

verb

- move like a ghost
- haunt like a ghost; pursue (syn: haunt, obsess)
- write for someone else(syn: ghostwrite)

Examples

...looked for ghosts in the graveyard on Halloween...

She ghosted the mayor's autobiography.

You don't have a ghost of a chance.

We ghosted into the harbour in the gloom of an autumn evening.

They say the young girl's ghost still haunts (=often appears in) the house.

He looked as if he'd seen a ghost (=he looked very frightened).

The ghost of Stalinism still affects life in Russia today.

he looked like he had seen a ghost

he detected a ghost of a smile on her face

The masked men ghosted across the moonlit yard

How many books have you ghostwritten so far?

Some people believe that the ghost of an old sea captain haunts the beach.

Here's a ghost story that will chill you.

...the nostalgic allure of America's Wild West still attracts vacationers to ghost towns...

My father's ghost still haunted our house.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: ghost
he/she/it: ghosts
present participle: ghosting
past tense: ghosted
past participle: ghosted
noun
singular: ghost
plural: ghosts
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