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Noun: ghost  gowst
  1. A mental representation of some haunting experience
    "he looked like he had seen a ghost";
    - shade, spook, wraith, specter [US], spectre [Brit, Cdn]
     
  2. A writer who gives the credit of authorship to someone else
    - ghostwriter
     
  3. The visible disembodied soul of a dead person
     
  4. A suggestion of some quality
    "he detected a ghost of a smile on her face";
    - touch, trace
     
  5. A faint false image formed in an optical or display device, e.g. by reflection from the surfaces of one or more lenses
Verb: ghost  gowst
  1. Move like a ghost
    "The masked men ghosted across the moonlit yard"
     
  2. Haunt like a ghost; pursue
    - haunt, obsess
     
  3. Write for someone else
    - ghostwrite
     
  4. End a personal relationship by stopping all contact without explanation
    "a way to reduce the chances of being ghosted is to only date people that you get to know in person first"

Derived forms: ghosts, ghosted, ghosting

Type of: apparition, author, fantasm, go, locomote, move, phantasm, phantasma, phantom, preoccupy, proffer, proposition, psyche, shadow, soul, suggestion, travel, writer

Encyclopedia: Ghost, Interrupted