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Bible Usage:


  • Included in Eastons: Yes
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: Yes
  • Included in Smiths: No
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: Yes
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:

Easton's Bible Dictionary

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.)

Naves Topical Index

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

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.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

GHOSTLIKE, adjective Withered; having sunken eyes; ghastly.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

GHOSTLINESS, noun Spiritual tendency. [Little used.]

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

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.