I. noun Etymology: Middle English gost, gast, from Old English gāst; akin to Old High German geist spirit, Sanskrit heḍa anger Date: before 12th century 1. the seat of life or intelligence ; soul <
give up the ghost
2. a disembodied soul; especially the soul of a dead person believed to be an inhabitant of the unseen world or to appear to the living in bodily likeness 3. spirit, demon 4. a. a faint shadowy trace <
a ghost of a smile
b. the least bit <
not a ghost of a chance
5. a false image in a photographic negative or on a television screen caused especially by reflection 6. one who ghostwrites 7. a red blood cell that has lost its hemoglobin • ghostlike adjectiveghosty adjective II. verb Date: 1606 transitive verb 1. to haunt like a ghost 2. ghostwrite intransitive verb 1. a. to move silently like a ghost b. to sail quietly in light winds 2. ghostwrite

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