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An old Saxon word equivalent to soul or spirit. It is the translation of the Hebrew nephesh and the Greek pneuma, both meaning "breath," "life," "spirit," the "living principle" (Job 11:20; Jeremiah 15:9; Matthew 27:50; John 19:30). The expression "to give up the ghost" means to die (Lamentations 1:19; Genesis 25:17; 35:29; 49:33; Job 3:11). (See HOLY GHOST.)
GHOST, noun [See Ghastly.]
1. Spirit; the soul of man.
In this sense seldom used. But hence,
2. The soul of a deceased person; the soul or spirit separate from the body; an apparition.
The mighty ghosts of our great Harrys rose.
To give up the ghost is to die; to yield up the breath or spirit; to expire.
The Holy ghost is the third person in the adorable Trinity.
GHOST, verb intransitive To die; to expire.
GHOST, verb transitive To haunt with an apparition.
GHOSTLIKE, adjective Withered; having sunken eyes; ghastly.
GHOSTLINESS, noun Spiritual tendency. [Little used.]
GHOSTLY, adjective Spiritual; relating to the soul; not carnal or secular.
Save and defend us from our ghostly enemies.
1. Spiritual; having a character from religion; as a ghostly father.
2. Pertaining to apparitions.