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Pronunciation : Ghost
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [OE. gast, gost, soul, spirit, AS. gast breath, spirit, soul; akin to OS. g spirit, soul, D. geest, G. geist, and prob. to E. gaze, ghastly.]
Definition : 1. The spirit; the soul of man. [Obs.] Then gives her grieved ghost thus to lament. Spenser.

2. The disembodied soul; the soul or spirit of a deceased person; a spirit appearing after death; an apparition; a specter. The mighty ghosts of our great Harrys rose. Shak. I thought that I had died in sleep, And was a blessed ghost. Coleridge.

3. Any faint shadowy semblance; an unsubstantial image; a phantom; a glimmering; as, not a ghost of a chance; the ghost of an idea. Each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor. Poe.

4. A false image formed in a telescope by reflection from the surfaces of one or more lenses. Ghost moth (Zoöl.), 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 or yield up the ghost, to die; to expire. And he gave up the ghost full softly. Chaucer. Jacob . . . yielded up the ghost, and was gathered unto his people. Gen. xlix. 33.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Ghost
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : Defn: To die; to expire. [Obs.] Sir P. Sidney.

i.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Ghost
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : Defn: To appear to or haunt in the form of an apparition. [Obs.] Shak.

t.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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