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]

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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