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Definition 1: a mental representation of some haunting experience - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where ghost or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he looked like he had seen a ghost
  • it aroused specters from his past

Synonyms for ghost in the sense of this definition

(ghost is a kind of ...) something existing in perception only

"a ghostly apparition at midnight"

Definition 2: a suggestion of some quality - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where ghost or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • there was a touch of sarcasm in his tone
  • he detected a ghost of a smile on her face

Synonyms for ghost in the sense of this definition

(ghost is a kind of ...) a proposal offered for acceptance or rejection

"it was a suggestion we couldn't refuse"

Definition 3: the visible disembodied soul of a dead person - [noun denoting person]

(ghost is a kind of ...) the immaterial part of a person; the actuating cause of an individual life

(... is a kind of ghost ) a ghost that announces its presence with rapping and the creation of disorder

(... is a kind of ghost ) someone who has returned from the dead

Definition 4: a writer who gives the credit of authorship to someone else - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for ghost in the sense of this definition

(ghost is a kind of ...) writes (books or stories or articles or the like) professionally (for pay)

Definition 5: write for someone else - [verb of creation]

Samples where ghost or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • How many books have you ghostwritten so far?

Synonyms for ghost in the sense of this definition

(ghost is a kind of ...) be the author of

"She authored this play"

(ghost belongs to category ...) the act of creating written works

"writing was a form of therapy for him" "it was a matter of disputed authorship"

Definition 6: haunt like a ghost; pursue - [verb of emotion]

Samples where ghost or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Fear of illness haunts her

Synonyms for ghost in the sense of this definition

(ghost is a kind of ...) engage or engross the interest or attention of beforehand or occupy urgently or obsessively

"His work preoccupies him" "The matter preoccupies her completely--she cannot think of anything else"

Definition 7: move like a ghost - [verb of motion]

Samples where ghost or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The masked men ghosted across the moonlit yard

(ghost is a kind of ...) change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

"How fast does your new car go?" "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus" "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect" "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell" "news travelled fast"

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