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Phantasm vs. Ghost

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Phantasm

Something apparently seen but having no physical reality; a phantom or an apparition. Also called phantasma.
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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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Phantasm

An illusory mental image. Also called phantasma.
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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
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Phantasm

In Platonic philosophy, objective reality as perceived and distorted by the five senses.
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Ghost

act as ghostwriter of (a work)
his memoirs were smoothly ghosted by a journalist
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Phantasm

Something seen but having no physical reality; a phantom or apparition.
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Ghost

glide smoothly and effortlessly
they ghosted up the river
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Phantasm

(philosophy) A impression as received by the senses, especially an image, often prior to any interpretation by the intellect.
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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
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Phantasm

An image formed by the mind, and supposed to be real or material; a shadowy or airy appearance; sometimes, an optical illusion; a phantom; a dream.
They be but phantasms or apparitions.
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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.
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Phantasm

A mental image or representation of a real object; a fancy; a notion.
Figures or little features, of which the description had produced in you no phantasm or expectation.
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Ghost

A person's spirit or soul
was sick for months and finally gave up the ghost.
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Phantasm

a ghostly appearing figure;
we were unprepared for the apparition that confronted us
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Ghost

A returning or haunting memory or image.
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Phantasm

something existing in perception only;
a ghostly apparition at midnight
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Ghost

A slight or faint trace
just a ghost of a smile.
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Ghost

The tiniest bit
not a ghost of a chance.
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Ghost

An unwanted image on a television or radar screen caused by reflected waves.
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Ghost

A displaced image in a photograph caused by the optical system of the camera.
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Ghost

An unwanted spectral line caused by imperfections in a diffraction grating.
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Ghost

A displaced image in a mirror caused by reflection from the front of the glass.
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Ghost

(Informal) A ghostwriter.
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Ghost

A nonexistent publication listed in bibliographies.
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Ghost

A fictitious employee or business.
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Ghost

(Physiology) A red blood cell having no hemoglobin.
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Ghost

(Informal) To engage in ghostwriting.
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Ghost

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

To haunt.
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Ghost

(Informal) To ghostwrite
was hired to ghost the memoirs of a famous executive.
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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).
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Ghost

The spirit; the human soul.
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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.
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Ghost

Any faint shadowy semblance; an unsubstantial image.
not a ghost of a chance
the ghost of an idea
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Ghost

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

A ghostwriter.
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Ghost

A nonexistent person invented to obtain some fraudulent benefit.
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Ghost

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

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

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

(theatre) An understudy.
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Ghost

(espionage) A covert (and deniable) agent.
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Ghost

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

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

Someone whose identity cannot be established because there are no records of him/her.
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Ghost

(quantum physics) An unphysical state in a gauge theory.
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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.
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Ghost

(countable) ghost pepper
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Ghost

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

White or pale.
ghost slug
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Ghost

Transparent or translucent.
ghost ant
ghost catfish
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Ghost

(attributive) Abandoned.
ghost town
ghost ship
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Ghost

(attributive) Remnant; the remains of a(n).
ghost cell
ghost crater
ghost image
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Ghost

(attributive) Perceived or listed but not real.
ghost cellphone vibration
ghost pain
ghost island
ghost voter
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Ghost

(attributive) Of cryptid, supernatural or extraterrestrial nature.
ghost rocket
ghost deer
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Ghost

(attributive) Substitute.
ghost writer
ghost singer
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Ghost

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

(obsolete) To die; to expire.
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Ghost

(literary) To imbue with a ghost-like hue or effect.
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Ghost

(ambitransitive) To ghostwrite.
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Ghost

(nautical) To sail seemingly without wind.
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Ghost

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

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

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

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

(transitive) To transfer (a prisoner) to another prison without the prior knowledge of other inmates.
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Ghost

(slang) To kill.
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Ghost

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

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

The spirit; the soul of man.
Then gives her grieved ghost thus to lament.
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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.
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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.
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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
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Ghost

To die; to expire.
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Ghost

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

a mental representation of some haunting experience;
he looked like he had seen a ghost
it aroused specters from his past
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Ghost

a writer who gives the credit of authorship to someone else
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Ghost

the visible disembodied soul of a dead person
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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
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Ghost

move like a ghost;
The masked men ghosted across the moonlit yard
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Ghost

haunt like a ghost; pursue;
Fear of illness haunts her
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Ghost

write for someone else;
How many books have you ghostwritten so far?
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