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Deity vs. Ghost

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Deity

A deity or god is a supernatural being considered divine or sacred. The Oxford Dictionary of English defines deity as a god or goddess (in a polytheistic religion), or anything revered as divine.
Apr 22, 2022

Ghost

In folklore, a ghost is the soul or spirit of a dead person or animal that can appear to the living. In ghostlore, descriptions of ghosts vary widely from an invisible presence to translucent or barely visible wispy shapes, to realistic, lifelike forms.
Apr 22, 2022

Deity

A god or goddess.
Apr 22, 2022

Ghost

An apparition of a dead person which is believed to appear or become manifest to the living, typically as a nebulous image
A ghost ship
The building is haunted by the ghost of a monk
Apr 22, 2022

Deity

The essential nature or condition of being a god; divinity.
Apr 22, 2022
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Ghost

Act as ghostwriter of (a work)
His memoirs were smoothly ghosted by a journalist
Apr 22, 2022

Deity

Deity God. Used with the.
Apr 22, 2022

Ghost

Glide smoothly and effortlessly
They ghosted up the river
Apr 22, 2022

Deity

Synonym of divinity: the state, position, or fact of being a god.
Apr 22, 2022

Ghost

End a personal relationship with (someone) by suddenly and without explanation withdrawing from all communication
I didn't want to ghost her, so we ended up having ‘the talk’ and it was horrible
People who ghost are primarily focused on avoiding their own emotional discomfort
Being ghosted is one of the toughest ways to be dumped
Apr 22, 2022

Deity

A supernatural divine being; a god or goddess.
Apr 22, 2022

Ghost

The spirit of a dead person, especially one that is believed to appear to the living in bodily form or to haunt specific locations.
Apr 22, 2022

Deity

The collection of attributes which make up the nature of a god; divinity; godhead; as, the deity of the Supreme Being is seen in his works.
They declared with emphasis the perfect deity and the perfect manhood of Christ.
Apr 22, 2022

Ghost

A person's spirit or soul
Was sick for months and finally gave up the ghost.
Apr 22, 2022

Deity

A god or goddess; a heathen god.
To worship calves, the deitiesOf Egypt.
This great poet and philosopher [Simonides], the more he contemplated the nature of the Deity, found that he waded but the more out of his depth.
Apr 22, 2022

Ghost

A returning or haunting memory or image.
Apr 22, 2022

Deity

Any supernatural being worshipped as controlling some part of the world or some aspect of life or who is the personification of a force
Apr 22, 2022

Ghost

A slight or faint trace
Just a ghost of a smile.
Apr 22, 2022

Ghost

The tiniest bit
Not a ghost of a chance.
Apr 22, 2022

Ghost

An unwanted image on a television or radar screen caused by reflected waves.
Apr 22, 2022

Ghost

A displaced image in a photograph caused by the optical system of the camera.
Apr 22, 2022

Ghost

An unwanted spectral line caused by imperfections in a diffraction grating.
Apr 22, 2022

Ghost

A displaced image in a mirror caused by reflection from the front of the glass.
Apr 22, 2022

Ghost

(Informal) A ghostwriter.
Apr 22, 2022

Ghost

A nonexistent publication listed in bibliographies.
Apr 22, 2022

Ghost

A fictitious employee or business.
Apr 22, 2022

Ghost

(Physiology) A red blood cell having no hemoglobin.
Apr 22, 2022

Ghost

(Informal) To engage in ghostwriting.
Apr 22, 2022

Ghost

To move noiselessly like a ghost
“Two young deer ghosted out of the woods” (Nancy M. Debevoise).
Apr 22, 2022

Ghost

(Informal) To cut off all communication with someone, especially a romantic or sexual partner, without providing an explanation
Ghosted on him after two dates.
Apr 22, 2022

Ghost

To haunt.
Apr 22, 2022

Ghost

(Informal) To ghostwrite
Was hired to ghost the memoirs of a famous executive.
Apr 22, 2022

Ghost

(Informal) To cut off all communication with (someone), especially a romantic or sexual partner, without providing an explanation
“In some point in nearly every young millennial's life, they will be ghosted. And not by sad dead bodies from the graveyard, but by idiot living ones from the Internet” (Heather Dockray).
Apr 22, 2022

Ghost

The spirit; the human soul.
Apr 22, 2022

Ghost

The disembodied soul; the soul or spirit of a deceased person; a spirit appearing after death.
Everyone believed that the ghost of an old lady haunted the crypt.
Apr 22, 2022

Ghost

Any faint shadowy semblance; an unsubstantial image.
Not a ghost of a chance
The ghost of an idea
Apr 22, 2022

Ghost

A false image formed in a telescope, camera, or other optical device by reflection from the surfaces of one or more lenses.
Apr 22, 2022

Ghost

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.
Apr 22, 2022

Ghost

A ghostwriter.
Apr 22, 2022

Ghost

A nonexistent person invented to obtain some fraudulent benefit.
Apr 22, 2022

Ghost

A dead person whose identity is stolen by another. See ghosting.
Apr 22, 2022

Ghost

(Internet) An unresponsive user on IRC, resulting from the user's client disconnecting without notifying the server.
Apr 22, 2022

Ghost

(computing) An image of a file or hard disk.
Apr 22, 2022

Ghost

(theatre) An understudy.
Apr 22, 2022

Ghost

(espionage) A covert (and deniable) agent.
Apr 22, 2022

Ghost

The faint image that remains after an attempt to remove graffiti.
Apr 22, 2022

Ghost

(video games) An opponent in a racing game that follows a previously recorded route, allowing players to compete against previous best times.
Apr 22, 2022

Ghost

Someone whose identity cannot be established because there are no records of him/her.
Apr 22, 2022

Ghost

(quantum physics) An unphysical state in a gauge theory.
Apr 22, 2022

Ghost

A formerly nonexistent character that was at some point mistakenly encoded into a character set standard, which might have since become used opportunistically for some genuine purpose.
Apr 22, 2022

Ghost

(countable) ghost pepper
Apr 22, 2022

Ghost

(uncountable) A game in which players take turns to add a letter to a possible word, trying not to complete a word.
Apr 22, 2022

Ghost

White or pale.
Ghost slug
Apr 22, 2022

Ghost

Transparent or translucent.
Ghost ant
Ghost catfish
Apr 22, 2022

Ghost

(attributive) Abandoned.
Ghost town
Ghost ship
Apr 22, 2022

Ghost

(attributive) Remnant; the remains of a(n).
Ghost cell
Ghost crater
Ghost image
Apr 22, 2022

Ghost

(attributive) Perceived or listed but not real.
Ghost cellphone vibration
Ghost pain
Ghost island
Ghost voter
Apr 22, 2022

Ghost

(attributive) Of cryptid, supernatural or extraterrestrial nature.
Ghost rocket
Ghost deer
Apr 22, 2022

Ghost

(attributive) Substitute.
Ghost writer
Ghost singer
Apr 22, 2022

Ghost

To haunt; to appear to in the form of an apparition.
Apr 22, 2022

Ghost

(obsolete) To die; to expire.
Apr 22, 2022

Ghost

(literary) To imbue with a ghost-like hue or effect.
Apr 22, 2022

Ghost

(ambitransitive) To ghostwrite.
Apr 22, 2022

Ghost

(nautical) To sail seemingly without wind.
Apr 22, 2022

Ghost

(computing) To copy a file or hard drive image.
Apr 22, 2022

Ghost

(GUI) To gray out (a visual item) to indicate that it is unavailable.
Apr 22, 2022

Ghost

To forcibly disconnect an IRC user who is using one's reserved nickname.
Apr 22, 2022

Ghost

(intransitive) To appear or move without warning, quickly and quietly; to slip.
Apr 22, 2022

Ghost

(transitive) To transfer (a prisoner) to another prison without the prior knowledge of other inmates.
Apr 22, 2022

Ghost

(slang) To kill.
Apr 22, 2022

Ghost

To perform an act of ghosting: to break up with someone without warning or explanation; to ignore someone, especially on social media.
Apr 22, 2022

Ghost

(film) To provide the speaking or singing voice for another actor, who is lip-syncing.
Apr 22, 2022

Ghost

The spirit; the soul of man.
Then gives her grieved ghost thus to lament.
Apr 22, 2022

Ghost

The disembodied soul; the soul or spirit of a deceased person; a spirit appearing after death; an apparition; a specter.
The mighty ghosts of our great Harrys rose.
I thought that I had died in sleep,And was a blessed ghost.
Apr 22, 2022

Ghost

Any faint shadowy semblance; an unsubstantial image; a phantom; a glimmering; as, not a ghost of a chance; the ghost of an idea.
Each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor.
Apr 22, 2022

Ghost

A false image formed in a telescope by reflection from the surfaces of one or more lenses.
And he gave up the ghost full softly.
Jacob . . . yielded up the ghost, and was gathered unto his people
Apr 22, 2022

Ghost

To die; to expire.
Apr 22, 2022

Ghost

To appear to or haunt in the form of an apparition.
Apr 22, 2022

Ghost

A mental representation of some haunting experience;
He looked like he had seen a ghost
It aroused specters from his past
Apr 22, 2022

Ghost

A writer who gives the credit of authorship to someone else
Apr 22, 2022

Ghost

The visible disembodied soul of a dead person
Apr 22, 2022

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
Apr 22, 2022

Ghost

Move like a ghost;
The masked men ghosted across the moonlit yard
Apr 22, 2022

Ghost

Haunt like a ghost; pursue;
Fear of illness haunts her
Apr 22, 2022

Ghost

Write for someone else;
How many books have you ghostwritten so far?
Apr 22, 2022

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