ghost


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Ghost \Ghost\ (g[=o]st), n. [OE. gast, gost, soul, spirit, AS.
   g[=a]st breath, spirit, soul; akin to OS. g[=e]st spirit,
   soul, D. geest, G. geist, and prob. to E. gaze, ghastly.]
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   1. The spirit; the soul of man. [Obs.]
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            Then gives her grieved ghost thus to lament.
                                                  --Spenser.
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   2. The disembodied soul; the soul or spirit of a deceased
      person; a spirit appearing after death; an apparition; a
      specter.
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            The mighty ghosts of our great Harrys rose. --Shak.
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            I thought that I had died in sleep,
            And was a blessed ghost.              --Coleridge.
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   3. Any faint shadowy semblance; an unsubstantial image; a
      phantom; a glimmering; as, not a ghost of a chance; the
      ghost of an idea.
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            Each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the
            floor.                                --Poe.
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   4. A false image formed in a telescope by reflection from the
      surfaces of one or more lenses.
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   Ghost moth (Zool.), a large European moth ({Hepialus
      humuli}); so called from the white color of the male, and
      the peculiar hovering flight; -- called also {great
      swift}.

   Holy Ghost, the Holy Spirit; the Paraclete; the Comforter;
      (Theol.) the third person in the Trinity.

   To give up the ghost or To yield up the ghost, to die; to
      expire.
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            And he gave up the ghost full softly. --Chaucer.
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            Jacob . . . yielded up the ghost, and was gathered
            unto his people.                      --Gen. xlix.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Ghost \Ghost\, v. i.
   To die; to expire. [Obs.] --Sir P. Sidney.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Ghost \Ghost\, v. t.
   To appear to or haunt in the form of an apparition. [Obs.]
   --Shak.
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