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  8  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ghost  \Ghost\,  n.  [OE.  gast,  gost,  soul,  spirit,  AS  g[=a]st 
  breath,  spirit,  soul;  akin  to  OS  g?st  spirit,  soul,  D. 
  geest,  G.  geist,  and  prob.  to  E.  gaze,  ghastly.] 
  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}  (Zo["o]l.),  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ghost  \Ghost\,  v.  i. 
  To  die;  to  expire.  [Obs.]  --Sir  P.  Sidney. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ghost  \Ghost\,  v.  t. 
  To  appear  to  or  haunt  in  the  form  of  an  apparition.  [Obs.] 
  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  ghost 
  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}, 
  {spectre}] 
  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;  "She  is  haunted  by  her  fear  of 
  illness"  [syn:  {haunt},  {obsess}] 
  3:  write  for  someone  else;  "How  many  books  have  you 
  ghostwritten  so  far?"  [syn:  {ghostwrite}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  ghost 
 
    (Or  "zombie")  The  image  of  a  user's  session  on  {IRC} 
  and  similar  systems,  left  when  the  session  has  been  terminated 
  (properly  or  often  improperly)  but  the  server  (or  the 
  network  at  large)  believes  the  connection  is  still  active  and 
  belongs  to  a  real  user. 
 
  Compare  {clonebot}. 
 
  (1997-04-07) 
 
 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Ghost 
  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}.) 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  GHOST 
  Goal  Hierarchy  and  Objectives  Structuring  Technique  (TUB) 
 
 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  GHOST,  n.  The  outward  and  visible  sign  of  an  inward  fear. 
 
  He  saw  a  ghost. 
  It  occupied  --  that  dismal  thing!  -- 
  The  path  that  he  was  following. 
  Before  he'd  time  to  stop  and  fly, 
  An  earthquake  trifled  with  the  eye 
  That  saw  a  ghost. 
  He  fell  as  fall  the  early  good; 
  Unmoved  that  awful  vision  stood. 
  The  stars  that  danced  before  his  ken 
  He  wildly  brushed  away  and  then 
  He  saw  a  post 
  Jared  Macphester 
 
  Accounting  for  the  uncommon  behavior  of  ghosts,  Heine  mentions 
  somebody's  ingenious  theory  to  the  effect  that  they  are  as  much 
  afraid  of  us  as  we  of  them  Not  quite,  if  I  may  judge  from  such 
  tables  of  comparative  speed  as  I  am  able  to  compile  from  memories  of 
  my  own  experience. 
  There  is  one  insuperable  obstacle  to  a  belief  in  ghosts.  A  ghost 
  never  comes  naked:  he  appears  either  in  a  winding-sheet  or  "in  his 
  habit  as  he  lived."  To  believe  in  him  then,  is  to  believe  that  not 
  only  have  the  dead  the  power  to  make  themselves  visible  after  there  is 
  nothing  left  of  them  but  that  the  same  power  inheres  in  textile 
  fabrics.  Supposing  the  products  of  the  loom  to  have  this  ability, 
  what  object  would  they  have  in  exercising  it?  And  why  does  not  the 
  apparition  of  a  suit  of  clothes  sometimes  walk  abroad  without  a  ghost 
  in  it?  These  be  riddles  of  significance.  They  reach  away  down  and 
  get  a  convulsive  grip  on  the  very  tap-root  of  this  flourishing  faith. 
 
 




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