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GHOST

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does ghost mean? 

GHOST (noun)
  The noun GHOST has 4 senses:

1. a mental representation of some haunting experience
2. a writer who gives the credit of authorship to someone else
3. the visible disembodied soul of a dead person
4. a suggestion of some quality

  Familiarity information: GHOST used as a noun is uncommon.


GHOST (verb)
  The verb GHOST has 3 senses:

1. move like a ghost
2. haunt like a ghost; pursue
3. write for someone else

  Familiarity information: GHOST used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


GHOST (noun)


Sense 1ghost [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A mental representation of some haunting experience

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

ghost; specter; wraith; spectre; spook; shade

Context examples:

he looked like he had seen a ghost / it aroused specters from his past

Hypernyms ("ghost" is a kind of...):

apparition; fantasm; phantasm; phantasma; phantom; shadow (something existing in perception only)


Sense 2ghost [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A writer who gives the credit of authorship to someone else

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

ghostwriter; ghost

Hypernyms ("ghost" is a kind of...):

author; writer (writes (books or stories or articles or the like) professionally (for pay))


Sense 3ghost [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The visible disembodied soul of a dead person

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("ghost" is a kind of...):

psyche; soul (the immaterial part of a person; the actuating cause of an individual life)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "ghost"):

poltergeist (a ghost that announces its presence with rapping and the creation of disorder)

revenant (someone who has returned from the dead)


Sense 4ghost [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A suggestion of some quality

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

touch; trace; ghost

Context examples:

there was a touch of sarcasm in his tone / he detected a ghost of a smile on her face

Hypernyms ("ghost" is a kind of...):

proffer; proposition; suggestion (a proposal offered for acceptance or rejection)


GHOST (verb)


Sense 1ghost [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Move like a ghost

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Context example:

The masked men ghosted across the moonlit yard

Hypernyms (to "ghost" is one way to...):

go; locomote; move; travel (change location; move, travel, or proceed)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s


Sense 2ghost [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Haunt like a ghost; pursue

Classified under:

Verbs of feeling

Synonyms:

obsess; ghost; haunt

Context example:

Fear of illness haunts her

Hypernyms (to "ghost" is one way to...):

preoccupy (engage or engross the interest or attention of beforehand or occupy urgently or obsessively)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody

Sentence example:

The good news will ghost her


Sense 3ghost [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Write for someone else

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Synonyms:

ghostwrite; ghost

Context example:

How many books have you ghostwritten so far?

Hypernyms (to "ghost" is one way to...):

author (be the author of)

Domain category:

authorship; composition; penning; writing (the act of creating written works)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Sentence example:

Did he ghost his major works over a short period of time?


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