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English noun: ghost

1. ghost (cognition) a mental representation of some haunting experience


SamplesHe looked like he had seen a ghost.
It aroused specters from his past.


Synonymsshade, specter, spectre, spook, wraith


Broader (hypernym)apparition, fantasm, phantasm, phantasma, phantom, shadow

2. ghost (person) a writer who gives the credit of authorship to someone else


Synonymsghostwriter


Broader (hypernym)author, writer

3. ghost (person) the visible disembodied soul of a dead person


Broader (hypernym)psyche, soul


Narrower (hyponym)poltergeist, revenant

4. ghost (communication) a suggestion of some quality


SamplesThere was a touch of sarcasm in his tone.
He detected a ghost of a smile on her face.


Synonymstouch, trace


Broader (hypernym)proffer, proposition, suggestion


English verb: ghost

1. ghost (motion) move like a ghost


SamplesThe masked men ghosted across the moonlit yard.


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)go, locomote, move, travel

2. ghost (emotion) haunt like a ghost; pursue


SamplesFear of illness haunts her.


ExamplesThe good news will ghost her


Synonymshaunt, obsess


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)preoccupy

3. ghost (creation) write for someone else


SamplesHow many books have you ghostwritten so far?.


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


Synonymsghostwrite


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)author


Domain categoryauthorship, composition, penning, writing









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