Definitions English

  • A demon or spirit.
  • A returning or haunting memory or image.
  • A slight or faint trace: just a ghost of a smile.
  • The tiniest bit: not a ghost of a chance.
  • A faint, false image, as:
  • A secondary image on a television or radar screen caused by reflected waves.
  • A displaced image in a photograph caused by the optical system of the camera.
  • A false spectral line caused by imperfections in the diffraction grating.
  • A displaced image in a mirror caused by reflection from the front of the glass.
  • Informal A ghostwriter.
  • A nonexistent publication listed in bibliographies.
  • A fictitious employee or business.
  • Physiology A red blood cell having no hemoglobin.
  • Informal To engage in ghostwriting.
  • To move noiselessly like a ghost: "Two young deer ghosted out of the woods” ( Nancy M. Debevoise).
  • To haunt.
  • Informal To ghostwrite: was hired to ghost the memoirs of a famous executive.