Ghost moth
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.] [1913 Webster] 1. The spirit; the soul of man. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Then gives her grieved ghost thus to lament. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

2. The disembodied soul; the soul or spirit of a deceased person; a spirit appearing after death; an apparition; a specter. [1913 Webster]

The mighty ghosts of our great Harrys rose. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

I thought that I had died in sleep, And was a blessed ghost. --Coleridge. [1913 Webster]

3. Any faint shadowy semblance; an unsubstantial image; a phantom; a glimmering; as, not a ghost of a chance; the ghost of an idea. [1913 Webster]

Each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor. --Poe. [1913 Webster]

4. A false image formed in a telescope by reflection from the surfaces of one or more lenses. [1913 Webster]

{Ghost moth} (Zo["o]l.), 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. [1913 Webster]

And he gave up the ghost full softly. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

Jacob . . . yielded up the ghost, and was gathered unto his people. --Gen. xlix. 33. [1913 Webster]


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  • ghost moth — /ˈgoʊst mɒθ/ (say gohst moth) noun → swift moth …   Australian English dictionary

  • ghost moth — swift (def. 9). [1825 35] * * * …   Universalium

  • 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.] [1913 Webster] 1. The spirit; the soul of man. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Then gives… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Holy Ghost — 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.] [1913 Webster] 1. The spirit; the soul of man. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To give up the ghost — 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.] [1913 Webster] 1. The spirit; the soul of man. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To yield up the ghost — 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.] [1913 Webster] 1. The spirit; the soul of man. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • swift moth — /ˈswɪft mɒθ/ (say swift moth) noun any of various moths of the family Hepialidae, having reduced mouth parts, short antennae and larvae which tunnel in trees or soil and are agricultural and forestry pests. Also, ghost moth …   Australian English dictionary

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