wraithlike
adjective see wraith

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • wraithlike — wraith ► NOUN 1) a ghost or ghostly image of someone, especially one seen shortly before or after their death. 2) literary a wisp or faint trace. DERIVATIVES wraithlike adjective. ORIGIN of unknown origin …   English terms dictionary

  • wraithlike — adjective lacking in substance (Freq. 2) strange fancies of unreal and shadowy worlds W.A.Butler dim shadowy forms a wraithlike column of smoke • Syn: ↑shadowy • Similar to: ↑insubstantial, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • wraithlike — adjective Resembling a wraith; ghostly …   Wiktionary

  • wraithlike — adj. like a ghost, that lacks substance, shadowy …   English contemporary dictionary

  • wraith — wraithlike, adj. /rayth/, n. 1. an apparition of a living person supposed to portend his or her death. 2. a visible spirit. [1505 15; originally Scots; orig. uncert.] * * * …   Universalium

  • wraith — noun (plural wraiths) Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1513 1. a. the exact likeness of a living person seen usually just before death as an apparition b. ghost, specter 2. an insubstantial form or semblance ; shadow 3. a barely visible gaseous or …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Wraith — A wraith is an apparition of a person, living or dead, that may appear shortly before or after death. The appearance of a wraith is often considered to be an omen. History The word wraith is first attested in 1513, with the meaning of ghost or… …   Wikipedia

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