Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun ghost

4 senses of ghost

Sense 1
ghost, shade, spook, wraith, specter, spectre -- (a mental representation of some haunting experience; "he looked like he had seen a ghost"; "it aroused specters from his past")
       => apparition, phantom, phantasm, phantasma, fantasm, shadow -- (something existing in perception only; "a ghostly apparition at midnight")

Sense 2
ghostwriter, ghost -- (a writer who gives the credit of authorship to someone else)
       => writer, author -- (writes (books or stories or articles or the like) professionally (for pay))

Sense 3
ghost -- (the visible disembodied soul of a dead person)
       => soul, psyche -- (the immaterial part of a person; the actuating cause of an individual life)

Sense 4
touch, trace, ghost -- (a suggestion of some quality; "there was a touch of sarcasm in his tone"; "he detected a ghost of a smile on her face")
       => suggestion, proposition, proffer -- (a proposal offered for acceptance or rejection; "it was a suggestion we couldn't refuse")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb ghost

3 senses of ghost

Sense 1
ghost -- (move like a ghost; "The masked men ghosted across the moonlit yard")
       => travel, go, move, locomote -- (change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast")

Sense 2
haunt, obsess, ghost -- (haunt like a ghost; pursue; "Fear of illness haunts her")
       => preoccupy -- (engage or engross the interest or attention of beforehand or occupy urgently or obsessively; "His work preoccupies him"; "The matter preoccupies her completely--she cannot think of anything else")

Sense 3
ghost, ghostwrite -- (write for someone else; "How many books have you ghostwritten so far?")
       => author -- (be the author of; "She authored this play")

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