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"ghost" in British English

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ghostnoun

uk   /ɡəʊst/  us   /ɡoʊst/
  • ghost noun (SPIRIT)

B1 [C] the ​spirit of a ​deadperson, sometimes ​represented as a ​pale, ​almosttransparentimage of that ​person that some ​peoplebelieveappears 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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(Definition of ghost from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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ghostnoun [C]

 us   /ɡoʊst/
the ​spirit of a ​deadpersonimagined as ​visiting the ​living and usually ​appearing as a ​pale, ​almosttransparentform: There are ​lots of ​stories about ghosts.
(Definition of ghost from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “ghost”
in Korean 유령…
in Arabic شَبَح…
in Malaysian hantu…
in French fantôme…
in Russian привидение…
in Chinese (Traditional) 鬼魂, 鬼,幽靈…
in Italian fantasma, spirito…
in Turkish hayalet…
in Polish duch…
in Spanish fantasma…
in Vietnamese ma…
in Portuguese fantasma…
in Thai ผี…
in German der Geist…
in Catalan fantasma…
in Japanese 幽霊, 亡霊…
in Chinese (Simplified) 鬼魂, 鬼,幽灵…
in Indonesian hantu…
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