ghost: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (gōst), [key]
- the soul of a dead person, a disembodied spirit imagined, usually as a vague, shadowy or evanescent form, as wandering among or haunting living persons.
- a mere shadow or semblance; a trace: He's a ghost of his former self.
- a remote possibility: He hasn't a ghost of a chance.
- (sometimes cap.) a spiritual being.
- the principle of life; soul; spirit.
- a secondary image, esp. one appearing on a television screen as a white shadow, caused by poor or double reception or by a defect in the receiver.
- Also calleda faint secondary or out-of-focus image in a photographic print or negative resulting from reflections within the camera lens.
- an oral word game in which each player in rotation adds a letter to those supplied by preceding players, the object being to avoid ending a word.
- a series of false spectral lines produced by a diffraction grating with unevenly spaced lines.
- a streak appearing on a freshly machined piece of steel containing impurities.
- a red blood cell having no hemoglobin.
- a fictitious employee, business, etc., fabricated esp. for the purpose of manipulating funds or avoiding taxes: Investigation showed a payroll full of ghosts.
- to die.
- to cease to function or exist.
- to ghostwrite (a book, speech, etc.).
- to haunt.
- to lighten the background of (a photograph) before engraving.
- to ghostwrite.
- to go about or move like a ghost.
- (of a sailing vessel) to move when there is no perceptible wind.
- to pay people for work not performed, esp. as a way of manipulating funds.
- fabricated for purposes of deception or fraud: We were making contributions to a ghost company.
- ghost (Thesaurus)