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ghost US English

An apparition of a dead person that is believed to appear or become manifest to the living, typically as a nebulous image

ghost US Thesaurus

his ghost haunts the crypt

ghost bat US English

Any of a number of bats with mainly white or grey fur, in particular:

ghost bike US English

A bicycle painted white and left as a memorial at a site where a cyclist was fatally injured by a collision with a motor vehicle

ghost crab US English

A pale yellowish crab that lives in a burrow in the sand above the high-water mark and goes down to the sea at night to feed

Ghost Dance US English

An American Indian religious cult of the second half of the 19th century, based on the performance of a ritual dance that, it was believed, would drive away white people and restore the traditional lands and way of life. Advocated by the Sioux chief Sitting Bull, the cult was central to the uprising that was crushed at the Battle of Wounded Knee

ghost image US English

A faint secondary image produced by a fault in an optical system or on a television or other display screen

ghost moth US English

A medium to large swift moth, the male of which has white wings

ghost site US English

A website that is no longer maintained or updated but that remains available online

ghost story US English

A story involving ghosts or ghostly circumstances, intended to be suspenseful and scary

ghost town US English

A deserted town with few or no remaining inhabitants

ghost train US English

A miniature train at a funfair designed to scare its passengers with eerie sights and sounds

ghost word US English

A word that is not actually used but is recorded in a dictionary or other reference work

Holy Ghost US English

Another term for Holy Spirit.

lay a ghost US English

Exorcise a ghost

the ghost in the machine US English

The mind viewed as distinct from the body (usually used in a derogatory fashion by critics of dualism)

not stand a ghost of a chance US English

Have no chance at all

skeleton at the feast US English

A person or thing that brings gloom or sadness to an otherwise pleasant or celebratory occasion

look as if you have seen a ghost US English

Look very pale and shocked

lay a ghost in lay1 US English

Exorcise a ghost

ghostbuster US English

A person who claims to be able to banish ghosts and poltergeists

ghost swift in ghost moth US English

A medium to large swift moth, the male of which has white wings

ghostwriter US English

A person whose job it is to write material for someone else who is the named author

skeleton at the feast in feast US English

A person or thing that brings gloom or sadness to an otherwise pleasant or celebratory occasion

Galloping Ghost in Grange, Red US English

(1903–91), US football player; born Harold Edward Grange; known as the Galloping Ghost. He played professionally, mostly with the Chicago Bears, from 1925 until he retired in 1934. Football Hall of Fame (1963)

lay a or the ghost in lay1 US English

Exorcise a ghost

the ghost in the machine in ghost US English

The mind viewed as distinct from the body (usually used in a derogatory fashion by critics of dualism)

look as if you have seen a ghost in ghost US English

Look very pale and shocked