Crossword clues for ghost
- See circled letters
- Quickie Halloween costume
- Classic word game
- A suggestion of some quality
- The visible disembodied soul of a dead person
- A writer who gives the credit of authorship to someone else
- A mental representation of some haunting experience
- Marley, e.g.
- Wolf Larsen's ship
- Scrooge's visitor
- Word game
- "The Galloping ___" (Red Grange)
- Hamlet's father in Act I
- Kind of town
- Marley in "A Christmas Carol"
- Popular word game
- Hamlet's father, e.g.
- Basic Halloween costume
- Mere semblance
- Possible cause of goose bumps
- Write (for)
- Word game popularized by James Thurber
- Write for another
- See 44-Across
- Pac-Man enemy
- Word game ... or a word that can precede the starts of 18-, 26-, 43- and 54-Across
- House haunter
- Dead man walking?
- Costume for [circled letters] on Halloween
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Ghost \Ghost\ (g[=o]st), n. [OE. gast, gost, soul, spirit, AS. g[=a]st breath, spirit, soul; akin to OS. g[=e]st spirit, soul, D. geest, G. geist, and prob. to E. gaze, ghastly.]
The spirit; the soul of man. [Obs.]
Then gives her grieved ghost thus to lament.
The disembodied soul; the soul or spirit of a deceased person; a spirit appearing after death; an apparition; a specter.
The mighty ghosts of our great Harrys rose.
I thought that I had died in sleep, And was a blessed ghost.
Any faint shadowy semblance; an unsubstantial image; a phantom; a glimmering; as, not a ghost of a chance; the ghost of an idea.
Each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor.
A false image formed in a telescope by reflection from the surfaces of one or more lenses.
Ghost moth (Zo["o]l.), a large European moth ( Hepialus humuli); so called from the white color of the male, and the peculiar hovering flight; -- called also great swift.
Holy Ghost, the Holy Spirit; the Paraclete; the Comforter; (Theol.) the third person in the Trinity.
To give up the ghost or To yield up the ghost, to die; to expire.
And he gave up the ghost full softly.
Jacob . . . yielded up the ghost, and was gathered unto his people.
--Gen. xlix. 33.
Ghost \Ghost\, v. i.
To die; to expire. [Obs.]
--Sir P. Sidney.
Ghost \Ghost\, v. t.
To appear to or haunt in the form of an apparition. [Obs.]
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Old English gast "soul, spirit, life, breath; good or bad spirit, angel, demon," from Proto-Germanic *ghoizdoz (cognates: Old Saxon gest, Old Frisian jest, Middle Dutch gheest, Dutch geest, German Geist "spirit, ghost"), from PIE root *gheis- "to be excited, amazed, frightened" (cognates: Sanskrit hedah "wrath;" Avestan zaesha- "horrible, frightful;" Gothic usgaisjan, Old English gæstan "to frighten"). This was the usual West Germanic word for "supernatural being," and the primary sense seems to have been connected to the idea of "to wound, tear, pull to pieces." The surviving Old English senses, however, are in Christian writing, where it is used to render Latin spiritus (see spirit (n.)), a sense preserved in Holy Ghost. Modern sense of "disembodied spirit of a dead person" is attested from late 14c. and returns the word toward its ancient sense.\n
\nMost Indo-European words for "soul, spirit" also double with reference to supernatural spirits. Many have a base sense of "appearance" (such as Greek phantasma; French spectre; Polish widmo, from Old Church Slavonic videti "to see;" Old English scin, Old High German giskin, originally "appearance, apparition," related to Old English scinan, Old High German skinan "to shine"). Other concepts are in French revenant, literally "returning" (from the other world), Old Norse aptr-ganga, literally "back-comer." Breton bugelnoz is literally "night-child." Latin manes probably is a euphemism.\n
\nThe gh- spelling appeared early 15c. in Caxton, influenced by Flemish and Middle Dutch gheest, but was rare in English before mid-16c. Sense of "slight suggestion" (in ghost image, ghost of a chance, etc.) is first recorded 1610s; that in ghost writing is from 1884, but that term is not found until 1919. Ghost town is from 1908. To give up the ghost "die" was in Old English. Ghost in the machine was Gilbert Ryle's term (1949) for "the mind viewed as separate from the body."
n. 1 (context rare English) The spirit; the soul of man. 2 The disembodied soul; the soul or spirit of a deceased person; a spirit appearing after death; an apparition; a specter. 3 Any faint shadowy semblance; an unsubstantial image; a phantom; a glimmering. vb. 1 (context obsolete transitive English) To haunt; to appear to in the form of an apparition. 2 (context obsolete English) To die; to expire. 3 (context ambitransitive English) To ghostwrite. 4 (context nautical English) To sail seemingly without wind. 5 (context computing English) To copy a file or hard drive image. 6 (context GUI English) To gray out (a visual item) to indicate that it is unavailable. 7 (context internet transitive English) To forcibly disconnect an IRC user who is using one's reserved nickname. 8 (rfdef: English)
a writer who gives the credit of authorship to someone else [syn: ghostwriter]
the visible disembodied soul of a dead person
A ghost is a spirit of a dead person that may appear to the living.
Ghost or Ghosts may also refer to:
Ghost (an acronym for general hardware-oriented system transfer) is a disk cloning and backup tool originally developed by Murray Haszard in 1995 for Binary Research. The technology was acquired in 1998 by Symantec.
The backup and recovery functionality has been replaced by Symantec System Recovery (SSR), although the Ghost imaging technology is still actively developed and is available as part of Symantec Ghost Solution Suite.
Ghost is a written or spoken word game in which players take turns adding letters to a growing word fragment, trying not to be the one to complete a valid word. Each fragment must be the beginning of an actual word, and usually some minimum is set on the length of a word that counts, such as three or four letters. The player who completes a word loses the round and earns a "letter" (as in the basketball game horse), with players being eliminated when they have been given all five letters of the word "ghost".
Ghost can be played by two or more players of any age and requires no equipment, although it can be played with pencil and paper instead of being spoken aloud.
In folklore and mythology, a ghost (sometimes known as a spectre British English, specter American English, phantom, apparition, spirit, spook, or haunt) is the soul or spirit of a dead human or animal that can appear to the living. Descriptions of ghosts vary widely from an invisible presence to translucent or barely visible wispy shapes, to realistic, lifelike visions. The deliberate attempt to contact the spirit of a deceased person is known as necromancy, or in spiritism as a séance.
The belief in manifestations of the spirits of the dead is widespread, dating back to animism or ancestor worship in pre-literate cultures. Certain religious practices—funeral rites, exorcisms, and some practices of spiritualism and ritual magic—are specifically designed to rest the spirits of the dead. Ghosts are generally described as solitary essences that haunt particular locations, objects, or people they were associated with in life, though stories of phantom armies, trains, ships, and even the ghosts of animals have also been recounted.
Ghost is a 1990 American romantic fantasy thriller film starring Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg, Tony Goldwyn, and Rick Aviles. It was written by Bruce Joel Rubin and directed by Jerry Zucker.
The plot centers on a young woman in jeopardy (Moore), the ghost of her murdered lover (Swayze) and a reluctant psychic (Goldberg) who assists him in saving her although the psychic had previously been faking her powers.
The film was an outstanding commercial success, grossing over $505.7 million at the box office on a budget of $22 million. It was the highest-grossing film of 1990. Adjusted for inflation, Ghost was the 93rd-highest-grossing film of all time domestically.
The film was nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Score and Best Film Editing. It won the awards for Best Supporting Actress for Goldberg and Best Original Screenplay. Swayze and Moore both received Golden Globe Award nominations for their performances, while Goldberg won the BAFTA, Golden Globe, and Saturn Awards in addition to the Oscar.
Ghost is the fictional superhero of an eponymous comic book published by American company Dark Horse Comics. The character appeared in specials and monthly titles detailing the afterlife of Elisa Cameron and her search for the truth surrounding her (apparent) death.
Ghost first appeared in Comics' Greatest World, week three, in 1993. After a popular special in 1994, a monthly title devoted to the character began publication in 1995. It ran for 36 issues, followed by a six-month break and a second series of 22 issues. The second series was a continuation of the first with a number of changes, including new details about Ghost's origin. The stories in both series were based in (and around) the city of Arcadia, in a self-contained fictional universe outlined in Dark Horse's Comics' Greatest World.
Ghost continued appearing in her own titles (and others) into the 2000s, including several crossovers unrelated to Comics' Greatest World. Most notable among these were a two-issue crossover with Dark Horse's Hellboy ( Ghost/Hellboy), and a four-issue crossover with DC Comics' Batgirl (Ghost/Batgirl: The Resurrection Machine). Ghost was ranked 15th on the Comics Buyer's Guide's "100 Sexiest Women in Comics" list.
The ghost of Hamlet's late father is a character from William Shakespeare's play Hamlet, also known as The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark. In the stage directions he is referred to as "Ghost." His name is also Hamlet, and he is referred to as King Hamlet to distinguish him from the Prince.
He is loosely based on a legendary Jutish chieftain, named Horwendill, who appears in Chronicon Lethrense and in Saxo Grammaticus' Gesta Danorum. According to oral tradition, the Ghost was originally played by Shakespeare himself.
Ghost was an experimental rock group formed in Tokyo, Japan, in 1984.
The Ghost is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. He originated as one of Iron Man's foes, and appeared as a member of the Thunderbolts during the " Dark Reign" and " Heroic Age" eras.
The Ghost mansion is one of the Twenty-eight mansions of the Chinese constellations. It is one of the southern mansions of the Vermilion Bird.
Ghost, in comics, may refer to:
- Ghost (Dark Horse Comics), a superhero and star of her own series, published in the 1990s and revived in 2012
- Ghosts (comics), an anthology of tales of the supernatural
- Ghost (Marvel Comics), a supervillain and foe of Iron Man
- Ghost (Nedor Comics), a Nedor Comics superhero from the Golden Age of Comics
- Ghost, a foe of Captain Atom in Charlton and later DC Comics
It may also refer to:
- Ghost Girl, a Marvel Comics character
- Ghost Girl (Marvel Comics), another Marvel Comics character
- Ghost Rider (comics)
- Gentleman Ghost, or the Ghost, a DC Comics villain
Ghost is a music producer, born in Glasgow, but now living in London, who primarily deals in British hip hop. His stage name is a reference to his tendency to spend a lot of time working in his studio, rather than being seen in public. He is regarded as one the UK's top hip hop producers. His debut album Seldom Seen Often Heard was described by Rapnews as "a great release which certainly provides value of money and a lot of playback moments". A single from the album, 2006's "Basic Instinct" featured vocals from Abstract Rude.
Ghost also presented the Midweek Session programme on London's Itch FM radio station.
Ghost is the debut album by the Japanese band Ghost. It was originally released in 1990 and reissued by Drag City in 1997. The song Sun is Tangging also appeared on the compilation Tokyo Flashback Vol. 2 (1992).
The Ghost is a fictional character, a superhero that appeared in comic books published by Nedor Comics. His first appearance was in Thrilling Comics #3 (April 1940). The character is loosely based on the pulp hero published by "Thrilling" at the same time that was called The Ghost/Ghost Detective/Green Ghost.
The character was later revived by writer Alan Moore for America's Best Comics.
Ghost is the official soundtrack, on the Milan Records label, of the 1990 Academy Award- and Golden Globe-winning film Ghost starring Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore and Whoopi Goldberg (who won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as "Oda Mae Brown" in this film) and Tony Goldwyn. The score was composed by Maurice Jarre.
The album was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Score.
Ghost is an album by American progressive rock band Crack the Sky.
Ghost (often stylized as GHOST) was a visual kei rock band from Japan. They started activity in 2004, and changed lineup several times.
Ghost is the second release by the Australian band In Fiction.
Ghost debuted at number 14 on the Australian Aria Charts and stayed in the top 20 for 5 weeks.
Ghost is a Malaysian supernatural mystery thriller television drama series produced by Popiah Pictures. The first season of ten episodes starred Nazrudin Rahman, Cheryl Samad, Carmen Soo, Reefa and Razif Hashim, and aired on 8TV beginning 3 February 2008. The second season of thirteen episodes began airing on 19 April 2009 and stars Cheryl Samad, Anding Indrawani, Isma Hanum, Colin Kirton and Melissa Campbell.
"Ghost" is the twenty-ninth single by Japanese musical artist Gackt, released on January 28, 2009.
"Ghost" is a song by Canadian singer–songwriter Fefe Dobson from her second (released) studio album, Joy. It was produced by Kevin Rudolf, and co-written by Dobson, Rudolf, Kara DioGuardi and J. Kasher. The song officially impacted mainstream radio on May 11, 2010 and was released as a single on June 21, 2010 by 21 Music and Island Records. The song has achieved success in Canada, in sales and airplay, attaining the peak position of #14 on the Canadian Hot 100. "Ghost" appears on the MuchDance 2011 compilation that was released on November 2, 2010.
Ghost is a London fashion label founded in 1984 by Tanya Sarne. It is known for classic vintage clothing-influenced viscose crêpe, satin and georgette designs, which are modified slightly each season to keep them up to date, but do not follow trends. The Design Museum in London described the introduction of the Ghost dress as "one of those quiet revolutions" where the significance of an event in fashion history goes almost unnoticed at first.
The Ghost of the B is a joke mainly used by sports fans in Latin America to fans of rival club in danger of descending into "B" Division.
The popularity of the character led to the inclusion of the mascot in a TV spot of Claudio Lozano for the 2013 elections in Argentina, this time as a joke for the candidate Daniel Filmus.
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Ghost is the 13th album by English folk singer Kate Rusby, released in August 2014.
Ghost is a live album first released by British musician Gary Numan in 1988. It was recorded live at the Hammersmith Odeon in London on 25 and 26 September 1987 during Numan's Exhibition Tour (an 18-month concert tour that promoted the compilation album Exhibition). The original release was only available as a fan club mail order double LP. It went on general release in the United Kingdom as a double CD in May 1992 before being released in the United States in 1999.
Ghost features live versions of several songs from Numan's Strange Charm (1986), an album that had not been promoted with a live concert tour.
Some Numa CD copies suffer from CD bronzing, though other copies (the discs are printed 'Mastered by Mayking') do not.
Ghost is a Swedish record producing and songwriting team, composed of Ulf Lindström and Johan Ekhé, based in New York City. They are perhaps best known for writing and producing Swedish singer Robyn's three first studio albums, Robyn Is Here (1996), My Truth (1999), and Don't Stop the Music (2002). Robyn's " Keep This Fire Burning" from 2003 was the fourth most played song by Swedish songwriters on Swedish radio from 2000–2009. It was later covered by British soul singer Beverley Knight.
In 2005 Darin released " Money for Nothing", written by Ghost, Robyn and Danish songwriter Remee, which won a Swedish Grammis award for "Song of the Year". Additional credits included Sadie, Orup, Ana Johnsson, No Angels, Laura Pausini, and Thomas Helmig. Ghost co-produced Darin's two albums The Anthem and the self-titled Darin. Co-producers included RedOne, Jörgen Elofsson, Arnthor Birgisson, Johan Brorson and George Samuelson for the first album and RedOne, Samuelson and Elofsson for the second.
Ghost is a Swedish heavy metal band that was formed in Linköping in 2008. In 2010, they released a 3-track demo followed by a 7" vinyl titled " Elizabeth", and later their debut full-length album Opus Eponymous. The Grammis-nominated album was widely praised and increased their popularity significantly. Their second album and major label debut Infestissumam was released in 2013, debuted at number one in Sweden, and won the Grammis Award for Best Hard Rock/Metal Album. The band released their third studio album, Meliora, in 2015, to much critical acclaim and high record sales, reaching number one in their home country of Sweden and number eight in the United States. Its lead single, " Cirice", earned them the 2016 Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance.
Ghost is easily recognizable because of its eccentric on-stage presence. Five of the group's six members wear virtually identical, face-concealing costumes. The most distinguishable member is the vocalist, who wears a prosthetic face with skull face paint, appearing as what can be described as a "demonic anti-Pope". Each album cycle has brought about a change in the band's appearance. The vocalist is always portrayed as the same archetype character, but has slight appearance changes and even personality traits are altered from former versions. The band members' true identities are kept anonymous, as their actual names have not been publicly disclosed. The vocalist calls himself Papa Emeritus, and the musicians are referred to only as Nameless Ghouls.
Ghost is the fourteenth studio album by Canadian musician Devin Townsend, and the fourth of six albums in the Devin Townsend Project series. It was released on June 20, 2011, simultaneously with the third Devin Townsend Project album Deconstruction. Townsend has stated that the album "is the mellowest (by far) and prettiest record I've done so far".
Ghost was performed in its entirety once, on November 13, 2011, at the Union Chapel in London, England. The performance was filmed and recorded for the By a Thread – Live in London 2011 CD/DVD box set, along with performances of the other 3 Devin Townsend Project albums (up to that point).
The song "Drench", a leftover slated to appear on a second volume of Ghost, was shared by Townsend on his official SoundCloud account. Later, Mackie Gear posted the leftover track "Fall" on SoundCloud.
Ghost is a 1998 Iranian drama film written and directed by Hossein Shahabi (Persian: حسین شهابی)
Ghost is the third album by The Third Eye Foundation. It was released in 1997 under Domino and Merge record labels. Keith Farley of Allmusic reviewed the album briefly, saying "a focus on warped guitar noise and the odd, untraceable samples place Ghost in similar territory to earlier Third Eye material, though "Corpses as Bedmates" and "The Star's Gone Out" reveal a few interesting drum'n'bass patterns."
"Ghost" is a song performed by German singer Jamie-Lee Kriewitz. The song represented Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 in Stockholm, Sweden, and was written by Thomas Burchia (better known as DJ Thomilla), Anna Leyne, and Conrad Hensel. The song was released as a digital download on 12 December 2015 through Polydor and Island Records. It was also performed as Kriewitz's winner's single during season five of The Voice of Germany.
Ghost is a 2012 Indian horror film written and directed by Puja Jatinder Bedi, starring Shiney Ahuja and Sayali Bhagat in the lead roles and features Russian actress Julia Bliss who makes her Bollywood debut. Ghost was released on Friday 13 January 2012 and was critically panned, although the performance of Sayali Bhagat was well praised. The film performed moderately well at the Indian box office.
The story follows Bhagat as a doctor and Ahuja as a detective who together investigate strange happenings inside a hospital. The film was given an A certificate because of its extremely violent content and due to this, the film also landed into several controversies and criticisms, resulting in some scenes being edited and trimmed by the Indian censor board.
"Ghost" is a song from Phish's 1998 studio release The Story of the Ghost, in the key of A minor, Dorian mode. The song is characterized by a slow, funky groove and surrealist lyrics describing the narrator's relationship with a ghost.
"Ghost" is an historically important part of Phish's repertoire because its basic feel helped to define what many fans perceived as a change in emphasis from the cathartic, high-energy live performances of the early and mid-1990s, to the more pensive, sensual and rhythmically intense improvisations of the late-1990s. During this period, a number of the band's songs displayed a similar feel in live performance.
"Ghost" premiered during Phish's 1997 European tour, on June 13, 1997 in Dublin ( Ireland), and has been played over 120 times in concert.
Ghost is the second extended play (EP) by American recording artist Sky Ferreira, released on October 16, 2012 by Capitol Records. It was made available in place of her frequently delayed debut studio album, which eventually became Night Time, My Time (2013). Ghost represents a musical departure from Ferreira's earlier work, which explored more prominent elements of dance-pop. She collaborated with producers including Jon Brion, Dev Hynes, Greg Kurstin, Cass McCombs, and Ariel Rechtshaid to achieve her desired sound. Their efforts resulted in a primarily synthpop record, although it differs from her earlier work in that it sees additional influences from acoustic, indie pop and new wave music.
Ghost received mixed to positive reviews from music critics, who appreciated its diversity, but were ambivalent towards its overall cohesiveness. It peaked at numbers eight and 71 on the US Billboard Top Heatseekers and Alternative Albums record charts. Along with three other tracks, the extended play included prior single " Red Lips" and Ferreira's critically acclaimed " Everything Is Embarrassing".
Ghost was the first studio album released by Radical Face in March 2007 on Morr Music.
Ghost is a concept album based on the idea of houses retaining stories of what has happened in them. Each song is a story, some told from the house's point of view. Emeral Cooper cited an old house he lived in as one of the inspirations for Ghost. Most of his work on the album was done in an old tool shed behind his house. Cooper, Mark Hubbard, and Alex Kane collaborated with Ben Cooper for some tracks on the album.
Ghost has been compared to musical acts such as Pinback, The Mountain Goats, Sufjan Stevens, The Postal Service, Gorky's Zygotic Mynci, Paul Simon, and Animal Collective.
The concept of the Ghost platform was first floated publicly in November 2012 in a blog post by project founder John O'Nolan, which generated enough response to justify coding a prototype version with collaborator Hannah Wolfe.
The first public version of Ghost, released October 2013, was financed by a successful Kickstarter campaign which achieved its initial funding goal of £25,000 in 11 hours and went on to raise a final total of £196,362 during the 29-day campaign.
"Ghost" is the debut single by British singer and songwriter Ella Henderson. It was released on 8 June 2014 as the lead single from her debut studio album, Chapter One (2014). Henderson co-wrote the song with Kenan Williams and its producers, Ryan Tedder and Noel Zancanella.
The music video was filmed in New Orleans, Louisiana in March 2014. The song entered at number one on the UK Singles Chart, as well as in the Republic of Ireland. It has also peaked within the top ten of the charts in Australia, Belgium, Germany, Hungary and New Zealand. Since its release, it has sold over 1.2 million copies in the UK and in excess of 1 million in the US. It was also the sixth best-selling single of 2014 in the UK.
"Ghost" is a song written, recorded, produced and performed by American musician Luis Dubuc for his solo project Mystery Skulls. The track was released by Warner Bros. Records as the lead single off the project's debut album Forever described as an electro retro funk track, written, produced and performed by Dubuc, is about him wanting to "disappear completely and start over" after he didn't let anyone know about him moving from Dallas to Los Angeles, as reflected in the song's chorus. The official music video for the track, directed by Josh Thomas, was released in February 2014 by Vice Media's electronic music channel Thump. However, a fan-animated music video for the song, which garnered over two million views in less than a month, helped put the track in the top 20 of the American Billboard Dance/Electronic Songs chart. The song was also well-received critically.
Usage examples of "ghost".
I segued into the second movement, that sense of bright expectation replaced by the slow, haunting strains of the Adagio, at once lyrical and sad -- mirroring the turns my own life had taken, the shifting harmonies sounding to me like the raised voices of ghosts, of echoes.
Darby that no one need ever be afeared of ghosts if he only had the courage to face thim.
In the afterglow, a white ghost came wheeling through the sky below, on two wide sails.
In their afterwords, the authors described their favourite ghost stories.
The ghost of slavery had been banished from our national banquet: and, relieved of this terror, the American people began to show, more aggressively than ever before, their ability to provide and to consume a bountiful feast.
And Sir Alured rejoiced in the idea that when his ghost should look at the survey map, that hiatus of Barnton Spinnies would not trouble his spectral eyes.
The thing to do is treat ghosts as incidental, or the amahs vanish for good.
For the Amar, floating ghosts were the most horrible of monsters, creatures unkillable that sucked the souls from the bodies of helpless, hapless warriors foolish enough to venture within the mists.
Before Argent could move, he felt a chill wind ghost across the back of his neck.
And the wandering one, the inquisitive dreamer of dreams, The eternal asker of answers, stands in the street, And lifts his palms for the first cold ghost of rain.
A sound like the moaning in squadrons over Asphaltites of unforgiven ghosts of Gomorrah, ran shuddering through the air.
But then, avaunt, you ghost, back to the orifice, back and avaunt, avaunt, I say!
In the second place it marks a step in social progress because when the blame of a death is laid upon a ghost or a spirit instead of on a sorcerer, the death has not to be avenged by killing a human being, the supposed author of the calamity.
But as he tells us that all deaths are believed by these savages to be an effect of sorcery, we may conjecture that the sham fight is intended to delude the ghost into thinking that his death is being avenged on the sorcerer who killed him.
Haddon tells us, no doubt in past times acted as a wholesome deterrent on evil-doers and helped to keep the people from crime, though now-a-days they look rather to the law than to ghosts for the protection of their rights and the avenging of their wrongs.