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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ghost /ˈgost/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 ghost /ˈgost/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ghost n.
 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 Zool., 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.
    And he gave up the ghost full softly.   --Chaucer.
    Jacob . . . yielded up the ghost, and was gathered unto his people.   --Gen. xlix. 33.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ghost, v. i. To die; to expire. [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ghost, v. t. To appear to or haunt in the form of an apparition. [Obs.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a mental representation of some haunting experience; "he
           looked like he had seen a ghost"; "it aroused specters
           from his past" [syn: shade, spook, wraith, specter,
      2: a writer who gives the credit of authorship to someone else
         [syn: ghostwriter]
      3: the visible disembodied soul of a dead person
      4: a suggestion of some quality; "there was a touch of sarcasm
         in his tone"; "he detected a ghost of a smile on her face"
         [syn: touch, trace]
      v 1: move like a ghost; "The masked men ghosted across the
           moonlit yard"
      2: haunt like a ghost; pursue; "Fear of illness haunts her"
         [syn: haunt, obsess]
      3: write for someone else; "How many books have you
         ghostwritten so far?" [syn: ghostwrite]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    an old Saxon word equivalent to soul or spirit. It is the
    translation of the Hebrew _nephesh_ and the Greek _pneuma_, both
    meaning "breath," "life," "spirit," the "living principle" (Job
    11:20; Jer. 15:9; Matt. 27:50; John 19:30). The expression "to
    give up the ghost" means to die (Lam. 1:19; Gen. 25:17; 35:29;
    49:33; Job 3:11). (See HOLY GHOST.)