ghast
adjective Date: 1622 archaic ghastly

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  • ghast — ghast; ghast·ful; ghast·li·ly; ghast·li·ness; ghast·ly; ghast·ful·ly; ghast·i·ly; …   English syllables

  • Ghast — Ghast, v. t. [OE. gasten. See {Ghastly}, a.] To strike aghast; to affright. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Ghasted by the noise I made. Full suddenly he fled. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ghast — The word ghast may either be a recent back formation, arising from either the word , which came from Anglo Saxon gāstlīc = like a ghost ; or the word , from the Middle English gāstēn to frighten. Or alternatively Lovecraft may have derived it… …   Wikipedia

  • ghast — /gast, gahst/, adj. Archaic. ghastly. [1350 1400; ME gast afraid, orig. ptp. of gasten GAST; cf. AGHAST] * * * …   Universalium

  • ghast — ˈgast, aa(ə) , ai , ȧ adjective Etymology: by shortening archaic : ghastly …   Useful english dictionary

  • ghast´li|ness — ghast|ly «GAST lee, GAHST », adjective, li|er, li|est, adverb. –adj. 1. causing terror; horrible; frightful; shocking: »Murder is a ghastly crime. 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • ghast´li|ly — ghast|ly «GAST lee, GAHST », adjective, li|er, li|est, adverb. –adj. 1. causing terror; horrible; frightful; shocking: »Murder is a ghastly crime. 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • ghast|ly — «GAST lee, GAHST », adjective, li|er, li|est, adverb. –adj. 1. causing terror; horrible; frightful; shocking: »Murder is a ghastly crime. 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • ghast|ful — «GAST fuhl, GAHST », adjective. Archaic. 1. dreadful; terrible. 2. fearful; scared. Also, gastful …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ghast (Dungeons & Dragons) — Infobox D D creature name=Ghast alignment=chaotic evil type=Undead subtype= source= first= mythical= based= wizards image URL=http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/MM35 gallery/MM35 PG119.jpg OGL stats URL=http://www.d20srd.org/srd/monsters/ghoul.htmI… …   Wikipedia

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