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English definition of “ghost”

ghost

noun uk   /ɡəʊst/ us    /ɡoʊst/

ghost noun (SPIRIT)

B1 [C] the spirit of a dead person, sometimes represented as a pale, almost transparent image of that person, which some people believe appears to people who are alive: Do you believe in ghosts? The gardens are said to be haunted by the ghost of a child who drowned in the river.

ghost noun (MEMORY)

[S] literary a memory, usually of something or someone bad: The ghost of the old dictator still lingers on.
(Definition of ghost from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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