Definition of “ghost” - English Dictionary

“ghost” in British English

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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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(Definition of “ghost” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“ghost” in American English

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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.

(Definition of “ghost” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)