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Definition of "ghost" []

  • The spirit of a dead person, especially one believed to appear in bodily likeness to living persons or to haunt former habitats. (noun)
  • The center of spiritual life; the soul. (noun)
  • A demon or spirit. (noun)
  • A returning or haunting memory or image. (noun)
  • A slight or faint trace: just a ghost of a smile. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "ghost" in a sentence
  • "The term "ghost winery" refers to places that were started in the mid- to late 19th century, a time when the California wine industry was booming, but were abandoned in the early 20th century."
  • "“As God is my witness,” I growl, “if you say the word ghost again, I will find a way to drown you in my shot glass.”"
  • "ANDERSON COOPER, CNN ANCHOR: John, well, you guys have used the term ghost town."