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Ghost vs. Monster

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Ghostnoun

(dated) The spirit; the soul of man.

Monsternoun

A terrifying and dangerous creature.

Ghostnoun

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.’;

Monsternoun

A bizarre or whimsical creature.

‘The children decided Grovyle was a cuddly monster.’;

Ghostnoun

Any faint shadowy semblance; an unsubstantial image

‘not a ghost of a chance; the ghost of an idea’;

Monsternoun

An extremely cruel or antisocial person, especially a criminal.

‘Get away from those children, you meatheaded monster!’;

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Ghostnoun

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

Monsternoun

A horribly deformed person.

Ghostnoun

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.

Monsternoun

(figuratively) A badly behaved child, a brat.

‘Sit still, you little monster!’;

Ghostnoun

A ghostwriter.

Monsternoun

(informal) Something unusually large.

‘Have you seen those powerlifters on TV? They're monsters.’;

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Ghostnoun

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

Monsternoun

(informal) A prodigy; someone very talented in a specific domain.

‘That dude playing guitar is a monster.’;

Ghostnoun

(computing) An image of a file or hard disk.

Monsternoun

(gaming) a non-player character that player(s) fight against in role-playing game

Ghostnoun

(theatre) An understudy.

Monsteradjective

(informal) Very large; worthy of a monster.

‘He has a monster appetite.’;

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Ghostnoun

(espionage) A covert (and deniable) agent.

Monsteradjective

(informal) Great; very good; excellent.

Ghostnoun

The faint image that remains after an attempt to remove graffiti.

Monsterverb

To make into a monster; to categorise as a monster; to demonise.

Ghostnoun

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

Monsterverb

To behave as a monster to; to terrorise.

Ghostnoun

A dead person whose identity is stolen by another. See ghosting.

Monsterverb

To harass.

Ghostnoun

White or pale.

‘ghost slug; ghostberry; ghostflower; ghost crab; ghost bat’;

Monsternoun

Something of unnatural size, shape, or quality; a prodigy; an enormity; a marvel.

‘A monster or marvel.’;

Ghostnoun

Transparent or translucent.

‘ghost ant; ghost catfish; ghost nipper; ghost nudibranch’;

Monsternoun

Specifically , an animal or plant departing greatly from the usual type, as by having too many limbs.

Ghostnoun

(attributive) Abandoned.

‘ghost town; ghost net; ghost ramp; ghost ship’;

Monsternoun

Any thing or person of unnatural or excessive ugliness, deformity, wickedness, or cruelty.

Ghostnoun

(attributive) The remains of.

‘ghost cell; ghost crater; ghost image’;

Monsteradjective

Monstrous in size.

Ghostnoun

(attributive) Perceived or listed but not real.

‘ghost pain; ghost cellphone vibration; ghost island; ghost voter’;

Monsteradjective

Enormous or very powerful.

Ghostnoun

(attributive) Of cryptid, supernatural or extraterrestrial nature.

‘ghost rocket; ghost deer; ghost cat’;

Monsterverb

To make monstrous.

Ghostnoun

(attributive) Substitute.

‘ghost writer; ghost band; ghost singer’;

Monsternoun

an imaginary creature usually having various human and animal parts

Ghostverb

To haunt; to appear to in the form of an apparition.

Monsternoun

someone or something that is abnormally large and powerful

Ghostverb

(obsolete) To die; to expire.

Monsternoun

a person or animal that is markedly unusual or deformed

Ghostverb

(ambitransitive) To ghostwrite.

Monsternoun

a cruel wicked and inhuman person

Ghostverb

(nautical) To sail seemingly without wind.

Monsternoun

(medicine) a grossly malformed and usually nonviable fetus

Ghostverb

(computing) To copy a file or hard drive image.

Monsternoun

a large, ugly, and frightening imaginary creature

‘a monster with the head of a hyena and hindquarters of a wolf’; ‘a world of fable, inhabited by other-worldly monsters’;

Ghostverb

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

Monsternoun

an inhumanly cruel or wicked person

‘he was an unfeeling, treacherous monster’;

Ghostverb

To forcibly disconnect an IRC user who is using one's reserved nickname.

Monsternoun

a rude or badly behaved person, typically a child

‘he's only a year old, but already he is a little monster’;

Ghostverb

To appear without warning; to move quickly and quietly; to slip.

Monsternoun

a thing of extraordinary or daunting size

‘this is a monster of a book, almost 500 pages’; ‘a monster 36lb carp’;

Ghostverb

To kill.

Monsternoun

a congenitally malformed or mutant animal or plant.

Ghostverb

(slang) To break up with someone without warning or explanation; to perform an act of ghosting.

Monsterverb

criticize or reprimand severely

‘my mum used to monster me for coming home so late’;

Ghostnoun

The spirit; the soul of man.

‘Then gives her grieved ghost thus to lament.’;

Ghostnoun

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.’;

Ghostnoun

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.’;

Ghostnoun

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’;

Ghostverb

To die; to expire.

Ghostverb

To appear to or haunt in the form of an apparition.

Ghostnoun

a mental representation of some haunting experience;

‘he looked like he had seen a ghost’; ‘it aroused specters from his past’;

Ghostnoun

a writer who gives the credit of authorship to someone else

Ghostnoun

the visible disembodied soul of a dead person

Ghostnoun

a suggestion of some quality;

‘there was a touch of sarcasm in his tone’; ‘he detected a ghost of a smile on her face’;

Ghostverb

move like a ghost;

‘The masked men ghosted across the moonlit yard’;

Ghostverb

haunt like a ghost; pursue;

‘Fear of illness haunts her’;

Ghostverb

write for someone else;

‘How many books have you ghostwritten so far?’;

Ghostnoun

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’;

Ghostnoun

a slight trace or vestige of something

‘she gave the ghost of a smile’;

Ghostnoun

a faint secondary image caused by a fault in an optical system, duplicate signal transmission, etc.

Ghostverb

act as ghostwriter of (a work)

‘his memoirs were smoothly ghosted by a journalist’;

Ghostverb

glide smoothly and effortlessly

‘they ghosted up the river’;

Ghostverb

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’;

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.

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