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Synonyms for ghostgoʊst

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ghost, shade, spook, wraith, specter, spectre(noun)

    a mental representation of some haunting experience

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

    phantasma, phantom, wraith, shade, shadowiness, shadiness, touch, weirdo, weirdy, nuance, weirdie, specter, ghost, tincture, ghostwriter, tint, nicety, apparition, trace, phantasm, tad, spectre, spook, subtlety, tone, creep, fantasm, refinement

  2. ghostwriter, ghost(noun)

    a writer who gives the credit of authorship to someone else

    ghostwriter, trace, touch, shade, specter, ghost, spook, wraith, spectre

  3. ghost(noun)

    the visible disembodied soul of a dead person

    ghostwriter, trace, touch, shade, specter, spook, wraith, spectre

  4. touch, trace, ghost(verb)

    a suggestion of some quality

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

    ghostwriter, jot, wraith, cutaneous senses, shade, touch sensation, tactual sensation, touch modality, touching, specter, shadow, signature, sense of touch, skin senses, tincture, soupcon, touch, speck, hint, trace, feeling, pinch, vestige, spectre, spook, mite, tinge, ghost, tracing, spot, tactile sensation, contact, suggestion

  5. ghost(verb)

    move like a ghost

    "The masked men ghosted across the moonlit yard"

    ghostwrite, obsess, haunt

  6. haunt, obsess, ghost(verb)

    haunt like a ghost; pursue

    "Fear of illness haunts her"

    frequent, ghostwrite, stalk, ghost, obsess, haunt

  7. ghost, ghostwrite(verb)

    write for someone else

    "How many books have you ghostwritten so far?"

    ghostwrite, ghost, obsess, haunt


  1. ghost(noun)

    An understudy.

    suggestion, hint, ghostwriter, phantom, apparition, haint, spectre, spark, glimmer, spirit, glimmering, spook, revenant, specter, glimpse, inkling, soul, wraith

  2. ghost(noun)

    A covert (and deniable) agent.

    glimmering, glimpse, spirit, spectre, spook, glimmer, spark, haint, soul, wraith, revenant, suggestion, phantom, apparition, hint, inkling, ghostwriter, specter

  3. ghost(noun)


  4. ghost(noun)

    To haunt.

    specter, spirit, spark, glimpse, spook, suggestion, phantom, apparition, ghostwriter, revenant, haint, soul, inkling, glimmering, wraith, spectre, glimmer, hint

  5. ghost(noun)

    To ghostwrite.

    specter, ghostwriter, spectre, revenant, spook, suggestion, glimmer, apparition, soul, hint, glimpse, glimmering, inkling, haint, spark, phantom, wraith, spirit

  6. ghost(noun)

    to copy a file or hard drive image.

    specter, inkling, spook, spectre, soul, glimmering, revenant, apparition, wraith, hint, glimmer, haint, spirit, ghostwriter, spark, suggestion, phantom, glimpse

  7. ghost(noun)

    A false image formed in a telescope, camera, or other optical device by reflection from the surfaces of one or more lenses.

    glimmering, wraith, haint, ghostwriter, spook, revenant, spectre, phantom, apparition, specter, spirit, hint, glimmer, spark, inkling, glimpse, suggestion, soul

  8. ghost(noun)

    An unwanted image similar to and overlapping or adjacent to the main one on a television screen, caused by the transmitted image being received both directly and via reflection.

    apparition, wraith, spook, soul, glimmering, spark, inkling, specter, ghostwriter, revenant, suggestion, haint, glimpse, spirit, spectre, glimmer, hint, phantom

  9. ghost(noun)

    A ghostwriter.

    spectre, revenant, suggestion, spook, soul, spark, haint, ghostwriter, glimmer, phantom, glimpse, hint, specter, wraith, spirit, inkling, glimmering, apparition

  10. ghost(noun)

    A nature spirit, ancestor or house spirit (see brownie ) revered in Heathenry.

    glimmer, wraith, suggestion, spirit, spectre, specter, hint, spook, revenant, glimpse, haint, apparition, soul, phantom, glimmering, ghostwriter, inkling, spark

  11. ghost(noun)

    An unresponsive user on IRC, resulting from the user's client disconnecting without notifying the server.

    soul, revenant, spirit, inkling, apparition, haint, ghostwriter, wraith, hint, glimmer, spook, glimmering, glimpse, specter, phantom, suggestion, spectre, spark

  12. ghost(noun)

    an image of a file or hard disk.

    specter, glimpse, spark, glimmer, soul, suggestion, spirit, revenant, phantom, glimmering, haint, wraith, ghostwriter, inkling, spook, spectre, hint, apparition

Editors Contribution

  1. haint

    an invisible, dead person or spirit

    alaina claimed she had seen a ghost in her bedroom, but the police officer thought she was hallucinating.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. ghost(n.)

    spirit, soul

  2. ghost(n.)

    apparition, spectre, sprite, phantom, shade, GOBLIN, hobgoblin

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

phantom, ghosts, spectre, baneling, ghostbusters, specter, spook, bogey, shadow, apparition, spirit

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. ghost

    Haematology Erythrocyte ghost, ghost cell

Translations for ghost

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • روح, خيال, طيف, شبح, شَبَح, زولArabic
  • зданьBelarusian
  • duchCzech
  • genfærd, draug, sjæl, spøgelse, genganger, gespenst, åndDanish
  • Erscheinung, Schatten, Geist, Phantom, Spuk, GespenstGerman
  • φάντασμα, σκιάGreek
  • fantomoEsperanto
  • espíritu, aparecido, sombra, alma, fantasma, espectro, apariciónSpanish
  • شبحPersian
  • haamu, aave, haamukuva, henki, sielu, kangastus, kummitusFinnish
  • andi, spøkilsi, dreygurFaroese
  • fantôme, revenant, spectre, esprit, apparition, fantasmeFrench
  • spoekWestern Frisian
  • taibhseIrish
  • scaanjoon, scaa, scaanManx
  • רוח רפאיםHebrew
  • भूतHindi
  • szellemHungarian
  • ուրվական, հոգիArmenian
  • hantu, polong, roh, dedemitan, momokIndonesian
  • lemure, fantasma, spettro, apparizione, ombra, simulacro, fantasima, spirito, larva, animaItalian
  • רוּחַHebrew
  • 化け物, お化け, 怨霊, 魂魄, 妖魔, 変化, 物の怪, 死霊, 妖怪, 幽鬼, 精霊, 魂, 霊, ゴースト, 幽霊, 亡霊Japanese
  • ខ្មោចKhmer
  • 유령Korean
  • sanctusLatin
  • hantuMalay
  • gespens, geest, spook, verschijning, schim, spooksel, fantoomDutch
  • spøkelseNorwegian
  • chʼį́įdiiNavajo, Navaho
  • duchPolish
  • aventesma, avejão, simulacro, fantasma, sombra, alma, espírito, abantesma, abentesma, lêmure, larva, aparição, assombração, espectro, avantesmaPortuguese
  • spiert, spértRomansh
  • fantomăRomanian
  • фанто́м, привиде́ние, при́зрак, призракRussian
  • fantazmë, lugat, gogolAlbanian
  • spSwedish
  • ผีThai
  • hayaletTurkish
  • прима́ра, ма́рево, ма́ра, приви́д, фанто́м, привидUkrainian
  • گھوسٹUrdu
  • maVietnamese
  • Chinese

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