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ghostnoun

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.
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ghost noun (MEMORY)

[S] literary a memory, usually of something or someone bad: The ghost of the old dictator still lingers on.
Translations of “ghost”
in Arabic شَبَح…
in Korean 유령…
in Malaysian hantu…
in French fantôme…
in Turkish hayalet…
in Italian fantasma, spirito…
in Chinese (Traditional) 鬼魂, 鬼,幽靈…
in Russian привидение…
in Polish duch…
in Vietnamese ma…
in Spanish fantasma…
in Portuguese fantasma…
in Thai ผี…
in German der Geist…
in Catalan fantasma…
in Japanese 幽霊, 亡霊…
in Indonesian hantu…
in Chinese (Simplified) 鬼魂, 鬼,幽灵…
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