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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 English Thesaurus

it is said that his ghost still haunts the crypt

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 image British & World English

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

ghost moth British & World English

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

ghost site British & World English

A website that is no longer maintained or updated but that remains available online

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)

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

ghost at the feast in feast British & World English

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

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)

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)

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

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


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