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Synonyms for ghost

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Wiktionary3.5 / 2 votes

  1. ghostnoun

    An understudy.

    suggestion, hint, ghostwriter, phantom, apparition, haint, spectre, spark, glimmer, spirit, glimmering, spook, revenant, specter, glimpse, inkling, soul, wraith

  2. ghostnoun

    A covert (and deniable) agent.

    spectre, spook, glimmer, spark, haint, soul, wraith, revenant, suggestion, phantom, apparition, hint, inkling, ghostwriter, specter, glimmering, glimpse, spirit

  3. ghostnoun


  4. ghostnoun

    To haunt.

    Then gives her grieved ghost thus to lament. Spenser

    specter, spirit, spark, glimpse, spook, suggestion, phantom, apparition, ghostwriter, revenant, haint, soul, inkling, glimmering, wraith, spectre, glimmer, hint

  5. ghostnoun

    To ghostwrite.

    specter, ghostwriter, spectre, revenant, spook, suggestion, glimmer, apparition, soul, hint, glimpse, glimmering, inkling, haint, spark, phantom, wraith, spirit

  6. ghostnoun

    to copy a file or hard drive image.

    specter, inkling, spook, spectre, soul, glimmering, revenant, apparition, wraith, hint, glimmer, haint, spirit, ghostwriter, spark, suggestion, phantom, glimpse

  7. ghostnoun

    A false image formed in a telescope, camera, or other optical device by reflection from the surfaces of one or more lenses.

    glimmering, wraith, haint, ghostwriter, spook, revenant, spectre, phantom, apparition, specter, spirit, hint, glimmer, spark, inkling, glimpse, suggestion, soul

  8. ghostnoun

    An unwanted image similar to and overlapping or adjacent to the main one on a television screen, caused by the transmitted image being received both directly and via reflection.

    apparition, wraith, spook, soul, glimmering, spark, inkling, specter, ghostwriter, revenant, suggestion, haint, glimpse, spirit, spectre, glimmer, hint, phantom

  9. ghostnoun

    A ghostwriter.

    spectre, revenant, suggestion, spook, soul, spark, haint, ghostwriter, glimmer, phantom, glimpse, hint, specter, wraith, spirit, inkling, glimmering, apparition

  10. ghostnoun

    A nature spirit, ancestor or house spirit (see brownie ) revered in Heathenry.

    Before all else, we speak to the land to the ghosts and spirits of this place known to many as pixies, fairies, brownies, or elfs. (Math Jones)

    glimmer, wraith, suggestion, spirit, spectre, specter, hint, spook, revenant, glimpse, haint, apparition, soul, phantom, glimmering, ghostwriter, inkling, spark

  11. ghostnoun

    An unresponsive user on IRC, resulting from the user's client disconnecting without notifying the server.

    soul, revenant, spirit, inkling, apparition, haint, ghostwriter, wraith, hint, glimmer, spook, glimmering, glimpse, specter, phantom, suggestion, spectre, spark

  12. ghostnoun

    an image of a file or hard disk.

    specter, glimpse, spark, glimmer, soul, suggestion, spirit, revenant, phantom, glimmering, haint, wraith, ghostwriter, inkling, spook, spectre, hint, apparition

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. ghost

    spectre, apparition, spirit, vision, shade, phantom

    body, animal, organism

Princeton's WordNet2.5 / 2 votes

  1. ghost, shade, spook, wraith, specter, spectrenoun

    a mental representation of some haunting experience

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

    phantasma, phantom, wraith, shade, shadowiness, shadiness, touch, weirdo, weirdy, nuance, weirdie, specter, tincture, ghostwriter, tint, nicety, apparition, trace, phantasm, tad, spectre, spook, subtlety, tone, creep, fantasm, refinement

  2. ghostwriter, ghostnoun

    a writer who gives the credit of authorship to someone else

    ghostwriter, trace, touch, shade, specter, spook, wraith, spectre

  3. ghostnoun

    the visible disembodied soul of a dead person

    ghostwriter, trace, touch, shade, specter, spook, wraith, spectre

  4. touch, trace, ghostverb

    a suggestion of some quality

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

    ghostwriter, jot, wraith, cutaneous senses, shade, touch sensation, tactual sensation, touch modality, touching, specter, shadow, signature, sense of touch, skin senses, tincture, soupcon, touch, speck, hint, trace, feeling, pinch, vestige, spectre, spook, mite, tinge, tracing, spot, tactile sensation, contact, suggestion

  5. ghostverb

    move like a ghost

    "The masked men ghosted across the moonlit yard"

    ghostwrite, obsess, haunt

  6. haunt, obsess, ghostverb

    haunt like a ghost; pursue

    "Fear of illness haunts her"

    frequent, ghostwrite, stalk, obsess, haunt

  7. ghost, ghostwriteverb

    write for someone else

    "How many books have you ghostwritten so far?"

    ghostwrite, obsess, haunt

Editors Contribution3.0 / 1 vote

  1. goste

    old english spelling.

    Submitted by anonymous on January 17, 2021  
  2. haint

    an invisible, dead person or spirit

    alaina claimed she had seen a ghost in her bedroom, but the police officer thought she was hallucinating.

    Submitted by rinat on June 13, 2016  

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. ghostnoun

    spirit, soul

  2. ghostnoun

    apparition, spectre, sprite, phantom, shade, GOBLIN, hobgoblin

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. ghostnoun

    shade, phantom, apparition, spectre, spook, revenant, sprite, wraith, spirit

Nicknames0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of known nicknames for "Ghost":

    Carlton Hilton, Carlton Hylton

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD3.0 / 1 vote

  1. ghost

    Haematology Erythrocyte ghost, ghost cell

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  1. Hoshiyar Zebari:

    Definitely we will recommend strongly that there should be some serious deep-rooted reforms in the military security establishment to fight corruption, mismanagement, but at the same time, the military has to be cleaned of all these numbers, figures of ghost soldiers and other mismanagement.

  2. Wallace Chan:

    It is a sacred thing to create a face, it's like a ghost appearing in the gem as you work. The dialogue of gemstone, color and light gives it life.

  3. Kedar Joshi:

    History is like a ghost. It is as dead as alive.

  4. Hunter S. Thompson:

    A cap of good acid costs five dollars and for that you can hear the Universal Symphony with God singing solo and the Holy Ghost on drums.

  5. Finance Minister Hoshiyar Zebari:

    The military has to be cleaned of all these numbers, figures of ghost soldiers and other mismanagement.

Translations for ghost

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  • روح, خيال, طيف, شبح, شَبَح, زولArabic
  • зданьBelarusian
  • duchCzech
  • genfærd, draug, sjæl, spøgelse, genganger, gespenst, åndDanish
  • Erscheinung, Schatten, Geist, Phantom, Spuk, GespenstGerman
  • φάντασμα, σκιάGreek
  • fantomoEsperanto
  • espíritu, aparecido, sombra, alma, fantasma, espectro, apariciónSpanish
  • شبحPersian
  • haamu, aave, haamukuva, henki, sielu, kangastus, kummitusFinnish
  • andi, spøkilsi, dreygurFaroese
  • fantôme, revenant, spectre, esprit, apparition, fantasmeFrench
  • spoekWestern Frisian
  • taibhseIrish
  • scaanjoon, scaa, scaanManx
  • רוח רפאיםHebrew
  • भूतHindi
  • szellemHungarian
  • ուրվական, հոգիArmenian
  • hantu, polong, roh, dedemitan, momokIndonesian
  • lemure, fantasma, spettro, apparizione, ombra, simulacro, fantasima, spirito, larva, animaItalian
  • רוּחַHebrew
  • 化け物, お化け, 怨霊, 魂魄, 妖魔, 変化, 物の怪, 死霊, 妖怪, 幽鬼, 精霊, 魂, 霊, ゴースト, 幽霊, 亡霊Japanese
  • ខ្មោចKhmer
  • ಪ್ರೇತKannada
  • 유령Korean
  • sanctusLatin
  • hantuMalay
  • gespens, geest, spook, verschijning, schim, spooksel, fantoomDutch
  • spøkelseNorwegian
  • chʼį́įdiiNavajo, Navaho
  • duchPolish
  • aventesma, avejão, simulacro, fantasma, sombra, alma, espírito, abantesma, abentesma, lêmure, larva, aparição, assombração, espectro, avantesmaPortuguese
  • spiert, spértRomansh
  • fantomăRomanian
  • фанто́м, привиде́ние, при́зрак, призракRussian
  • fantazmë, lugat, gogolAlbanian
  • spSwedish
  • பேய்Tamil
  • దెయ్యంTelugu
  • ผีThai
  • hayaletTurkish
  • прима́ра, ма́рево, ма́ра, приви́д, фанто́м, привидUkrainian
  • گھوسٹUrdu
  • maVietnamese
  • גייַסטYiddish
  • Chinese

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