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Ghost vs. Revenant

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Ghostnoun

(dated) The spirit; the soul of man.

Revenantnoun

Someone who returns from a long absence.

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.’;

Revenantnoun

A person or thing reborn.

Ghostnoun

Any faint shadowy semblance; an unsubstantial image

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

Revenantnoun

A supernatural being that returns from the dead; a zombie or ghost.

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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.

Revenantadjective

Returning.

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.

Revenantnoun

a person who returns after a lengthy absence

Ghostnoun

A ghostwriter.

Revenantnoun

someone who has returned from the dead

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Ghostnoun

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

Revenantadjective

of or relating to or typical of a revenant;

‘revenant shrieks and groans’;

Ghostnoun

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

Revenantadjective

coming back;

‘a revenant ghost’;

Ghostnoun

(theatre) An understudy.

Revenantnoun

a person who has returned, especially supposedly from the dead

‘he was three hundred years old, a terrible living revenant’;

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Ghostnoun

(espionage) A covert (and deniable) agent.

Revenant

In folklore, a revenant is an animated corpse that is believed to have revived from death to haunt the living. The word revenant is derived from the Old French word, revenant, the (see also the related French verb revenir, meaning ).

‘returning’; ‘to come back’;

Ghostnoun

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

Ghostnoun

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

Ghostnoun

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

Ghostnoun

White or pale.

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

Ghostnoun

Transparent or translucent.

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

Ghostnoun

(attributive) Abandoned.

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

Ghostnoun

(attributive) The remains of.

‘ghost cell; ghost crater; ghost image’;

Ghostnoun

(attributive) Perceived or listed but not real.

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

Ghostnoun

(attributive) Of cryptid, supernatural or extraterrestrial nature.

‘ghost rocket; ghost deer; ghost cat’;

Ghostnoun

(attributive) Substitute.

‘ghost writer; ghost band; ghost singer’;

Ghostverb

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

Ghostverb

(obsolete) To die; to expire.

Ghostverb

(ambitransitive) To ghostwrite.

Ghostverb

(nautical) To sail seemingly without wind.

Ghostverb

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

Ghostverb

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

Ghostverb

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

Ghostverb

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

Ghostverb

To kill.

Ghostverb

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

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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