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Type: noun
Pronunciation: ˈgōst
- the seat of life or intelligence
- a disembodied soul
- the soul of a dead person believed to be an inhabitant of the unseen world or to appear to the living in bodily likeness
- a faint shadowy trace
- the least bit
- a false image in a photographic negative or on a television screen caused especially by reflection
- one who
- a red blood cell that has lost its hemoglobin

Type: verb
- to haunt like a ghost
- to move silently like a ghost
- to sail quietly in light winds

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Definition: the soul of a dead person thought of especially as appearing to living people
Example: looked for ghosts in the graveyard on Halloween
Synonyms: apparition, bogey (also bogie or bogy), familiar spirit, hant [dialect], haunt [chiefly dialect], materialization, phantasm (also fantasm), phantom, poltergeist, shade, shadow, specter (or spectre), spirit, spook, sprite, vision, visitant, wraith
Related: angel, daimon, familiar, genie, genius, jinni (or jinn also djinni or djinn), shaitan; double, doppelgänger (or doppelganger), fetch; lemures, manes; incubus, lamia, succubus, vampire, zombie (also zombi); cacodemon, demon (or daemon), devil, fiend, ghoul, imp

Definition: the smallest amount or part imaginable
Example: she may be a good endurance runner, but she doesn't stand a ghost of a chance of winning in a sprint
Synonyms: beans, bubkes (also bupkes or bupkus), continental, damn, darn (also durn), diddly [slang], diddly-squat [slang], doodley-squat (or doodly-squat), fig, ghost, hoot, iota, lick, modicum, rap, squat [slang], syllable, tittle, whit, whoop
Related: ace, bit, crumb, dab, driblet, glimmer, hint, little, mite, nip, ounce, particle, peanuts, pin, ray, scrap, scruple, semblance, shade, shadow, shred, skosh, smidgen (also smidgeon or smidgin or smidge), snap, speck, spot, sprinkling, strain, streak, suspicion, touch, trace

Definition: a tiny often physical indication of something lost or vanished
Example: the down-at-the-heels town house is but a ghost of the neighborhood's former grandeur
Synonyms: echo, ghost, relic, shadow, trace
Related: memento, remembrance, reminder; artifact; afterimage, aftertaste; balance, corpse, hangover, leftover, oddment, remainder, remnant, scrap; dreg(s), leavings, remain(s), residual, residue, rest

Definition: an evil spirit
Example: the vengeful ghosts of seamen who were deliberately shipwrecked upon these shores
Synonyms: cacodemon, devil, fiend, ghost, ghoul, ghoulie, imp, shaitan
Related: hag [archaic], lamia, vampire; incubus, nightmare, succubus; afreet (or afrit), genie, jinni (or jinn also djinni or djinn); apparition, banshee, bogey (also bogie or bogy), bugbear, familiar, familiar spirit, genius, phantasm (also fantasm), phantom, poltergeist, shade, shadow, specter (or spectre), spirit, spook, vision, wraith; brownie, dwarf, elf, faerie (also faery), fairy, fay, gnome, goblin, gremlin, hobgoblin, kobold, leprechaun, pixie (also pixy), puck, sprite, troll; monster, ogre

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