Word of the day
ghost
  1. Noun
    • (rare) The spirit; the soul of man.
    • The disembodied soul; the soul or spirit of a deceased person; a spirit appearing after death; an apparition; a specter.
    • Any faint shadowy semblance; an unsubstantial image; a phantom; a glimmering.
    • A false image formed in a telescope, camera, or other optical device by reflection from the surfaces of one or more lenses.
    • 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.
    • A ghostwriter.
    • (Internet) An unresponsive user on IRC, resulting from the user's client disconnecting without notifying the server.
    • (computing) An image of a file or hard disk.
    • (theater) An understudy.
    • (espionage) A covert (and deniable) agent.
    • The faint image that remains after an attempt to remove graffiti.
    • (video games) An opponent in a racing game that follows a previously recorded route, allowing players to compete against previous best times.
    • A dead person whose identity is stolen by another. See ghosting.
    • (attributive, in names of species) White or pale.
    • (attributive, in names of species) Transparent or translucent.
    • (attributive) Abandoned.
    • (attributive) The remains of.
    • (attributive) Perceived or listed but not real.
    • (attributive) Of cryptid, supernatural or extraterrestrial nature.
    • (attributive) Substitute.
  2. Verb
    • (obsolete, transitive) To haunt; to appear to in the form of an apparition.
    • (obsolete) To die; to expire.
    • (transitive, intransitive) To ghostwrite.
    • (nautical) To sail seemingly without wind.
    • (computing) To copy a file or hard drive image.
    • (graphical user interface) To gray out (a visual item) to indicate that it is unavailable.
    • (Internet, transitive) To forcibly disconnect an IRC user who is using one's reserved nickname.
    • To appear without warning; To move quickly and quietly; to slip.
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