Definition of ghost

Definition of ghost
  1. ghost Noun The spirit; the soul of man.
  2. ghost Noun The disembodied soul; the soul or spirit of a deceased person; a spirit appearing after death; an apparition; a specter.
  3. ghost Noun Any faint shadowy semblance; an unsubstantial image; a phantom; a glimmering.
  4. ghost Noun A false image formed in a telescope, camera, or other optical device by reflection from the surfaces of one or more lenses.
  5. ghost Noun An unwanted image similar to and overlapping or adjacent to the main one on a television screen, caused by the transmitted image being received both directly and via reflection.
  6. ghost Noun A ghostwriter.
  7. ghost Noun A nature spirit, ancestor or house spirit (see brownie ) revered in Heathenry.
  8. ghost Noun An unresponsive user on IRC, resulting from the user's client disconnecting without notifying the server.
  9. ghost Noun an image of a file or hard disk.
  10. ghost Verb To haunt.
  11. ghost Verb To ghostwrite.
  12. ghost Verb to copy a file or hard drive image.
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