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ghost British & World English

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

ghost bat British & World English

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

ghost bike British & World English

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

ghost crab British & World 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 British & World English

An American Indian religious cult of the second half of the 19th century, based on the performance of a ritual dance, which, it was believed, would drive away white people and restore the traditional lands and way of life

ghost moth British & World English

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

ghost story British & World English

A story about ghosts, intended to be frightening

ghost town British & World English

A deserted town with few or no remaining inhabitants

ghost train British & World English

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

ghost word British & World English

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

Holy Ghost British & World English

Another term for Holy Spirit.

lay a ghost British & World English

Exorcise a ghost

ghost at the feast British & World English

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

the ghost in the machine British & World English

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

ghost at the feast in feast British & World English

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

ghostbuster British & World English

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

ghost swift in ghost moth British & World English

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

ghostwriter British & World English

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

the ghost in the machine in ghost British & World English

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

Galloping Ghost in Grange, Red British & World 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)

ghost or skeleton at the feast in feast British & World English

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

ghost English Thesaurus

it is said that his ghost still haunts the crypt

ghost English-Spanish

fantasma masculine, espíritu masculine

Holy Ghost English-Spanish

the Holy Ghost

ghost ship English-Spanish

buque masculine fantasma

ghost town English-Spanish

pueblo masculine fantasma

ghost train English-Spanish

tren masculine fantasma, tren masculine de la bruja Spain/España

the ghost of a smile in ghost English-Spanish

una sonrisa apenas esbozada, un amago de sonrisa

to give up the ghost in ghost English-Spanish

pasar a mejor vida colloquial/familiar, sonar* Southern Cone/Cono Surcolloquial/familiar

to ghost sb's speech/book in ghost English-Spanish

escribir* el discurso/libro de algn

the ghost rattled its chains in rattle English-Spanish

el fantasma sacudía sus cadenas

you look as if you've seen a ghost! in ghost English-Spanish

¡parece que hubieras visto un fantasma!


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