|1.||[ noun ] a mental representation of some haunting experience|
|Synonyms:||specter spook wraith spectre shade|
"he looked like he had seen a ghost" "it aroused specters from his past"
|Related terms:||apparition spook|
|2.||[ verb ] move like a ghost|
"The masked men ghosted across the moonlit yard"
|3.||[ noun ] (writing) a writer who gives the credit of authorship to someone else|
|4.||[ verb ] (writing) write for someone else|
"How many books have you ghostwritten so far?"
|Related terms:||author writing|
|5.||[ verb ] haunt like a ghost; pursue|
"Fear of illness haunts her"
|Related terms:||preoccupy preoccupy|
|6.||[ noun ] (religion) the visible disembodied soul of a dead person|
|Related terms:||soul ringer revenant doppelgänger poltergeist|
|7.||[ noun ] a suggestion of some quality|
"there was a touch of sarcasm in his tone" "he detected a ghost of a smile on her face"