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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 that 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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ghostnoun [C]

 us   /ɡoʊst/
the spirit of a dead person imagined as visiting the living and usually appearing as a pale, almost transparent form: There are lots of stories about ghosts.
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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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