What is the meaning of ghost?


  • A mental representation of some haunting experience.
    • usage: "he looked like he had seen a ghost"; "it aroused specters from his past"
  • A writer who gives the credit of authorship to someone else.
  • The visible disembodied soul of a dead person.
  • A suggestion of some quality.
    • usage: "there was a touch of sarcasm in his tone"; "he detected a ghost of a smile on her face"


  • Move like a ghost.
    • usage: "The masked men ghosted across the moonlit yard"
  • Haunt like a ghost; pursue.
    • usage: "Fear of illness haunts her"
  • Write for someone else.
    • usage: "How many books have you ghostwritten so far"
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