ghostghost1 /ɡəʊst $ ɡoʊst/ ●●●S3 noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1spiritRF the spirit of a dead person that some people think they can feel or see in a placeghost of 🔊 the ghost of Old Tom Morris 🔊 They say the young girl’s ghost still haunts (=often appears in) the house. 🔊 He looked as if he’d seen a ghost (=he looked very frightened). →Holy Ghost, the2memory/effect the memory or effect of someone or something bad that lived, existed, or happened in the pastghost of 🔊 The ghost of Stalinism still affects life in Russia today.3 →the ghost of a smile/sound etc4television/computerAMT a secondimage that is not clear on a television or computerscreen5 →give up the ghost6 →(not) a ghost of a chanceTHESAURUSghost the spirit of a dead person that some people think they can feel or see in a placeHis ghost is believed to haunt the house.spirit a creature without a physical body, such as an angel or ghostevil spiritsthe spirit worldapparition an image of a dead person that someone sees suddenly for a short timeHe claimed to have seen an apparition in the church.poltergeist a ghost that people cannot see, which throws things or moves things aroundThe house was haunted by a poltergeist that makes things move around all by themselves, sometimes quite big things like beds or wardrobes. spook informal a ghostI’m not scared of spooks.phantom literary a frightening and unclear image of a dead personThey had seen phantoms gliding on the surface of the water.spectre British English, specter American English literary a ghost, especially a frightening oneShe had looked like a spectre.The following night, the spectre appeared again.
ghost• The formerreporterghosted Reagan's autobiography.• Moving soundlessly on his thickrubbersoles, he ghosted swiftly down to the lowestplatform.From Longman Business Dictionaryghostghost1 /gəʊstgoʊst/ noun [countable]HUMAN RESOURCESpeople who are listed as workers on a company’s books and PAYROLL, but who do not do any work for the companySome contractors, in the interest of labor harmony, hire ghosts.Exhibitors complained that their bills are inflated byghost workers supposedly employed by the exhibition centre.ghostghost2 verb [transitive]to write something as a GHOSTWRITERShe received a generous advance fee for the book she’s ghosting.→ See Verb table