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Zombie vs. Ghost — What's the Difference?

Zombie vs. Ghost — What's the Difference?

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Zombie

A zombie (Haitian French: zombi, Haitian Creole: zonbi) is a mythological undead corporeal revenant created through the reanimation of a corpse. Zombies are most commonly found in horror and fantasy genre works.
Apr 30, 2021

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 30, 2021

Zombie

A corpse said to be revived by witchcraft, especially in certain African and Caribbean religions.
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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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Zombie

A cocktail consisting of several kinds of rum, liqueur, and fruit juice.
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Ghost

Act as ghostwriter of (a work)
His memoirs were smoothly ghosted by a journalist
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Zombie

In voodoo belief and popular folklore, a corpse that has been reanimated, especially by means of a supernatural power or spell.
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Ghost

Glide smoothly and effortlessly
They ghosted up the river
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Zombie

One who looks or behaves like an automaton.
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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
Apr 30, 2021

Zombie

A computer connected to the internet and controlled by a remote unauthorized user to perform malicious tasks, without the owner being aware.
Apr 30, 2021

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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Zombie

A bank or business that cannot meet its financial obligations or make new loans but has been allowed to continue operating by the government.
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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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Zombie

A snake god of voodoo cults in West Africa, Haiti, and the southern United States.
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Ghost

A returning or haunting memory or image.
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Zombie

A tall mixed drink made of various rums, liqueurs, and fruit juices.
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Ghost

A slight or faint trace
Just a ghost of a smile.
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Zombie

A person, usually undead, animated by unnatural forces (such as magic), with no soul or will of his/her own.
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Ghost

The tiniest bit
Not a ghost of a chance.
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Zombie

(figuratively) An apathetic or slow-witted person.
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Ghost

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

(figuratively) A human being in a state of extreme mental exhaustion.
After working for 18 hours on the computer, I was a zombie.
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Ghost

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

An information worker who has signed a nondisclosure agreement.
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Ghost

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

(computing) A process or task which has terminated but has not been removed from the list of processes, typically because it has an unresponsive parent process.
Apr 30, 2021

Ghost

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

(computing) A computer affected by malware which causes it to do whatever the attacker wants it to do without the user's knowledge.
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Ghost

(Informal) A ghostwriter.
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Zombie

A cocktail of rum and fruit juices.
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Ghost

A nonexistent publication listed in bibliographies.
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Zombie

A conscripted member of the Canadian military during World War II who was assigned to home defence rather than to combat in Europe.
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Ghost

A fictitious employee or business.
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Zombie

Marijuana, or similar drugs.
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Ghost

(Physiology) A red blood cell having no hemoglobin.
Apr 30, 2021

Zombie

(philosophy) A hypothetical being that is indistinguishable from a normal human being except in that it lacks conscious experience, qualia, or sentience.
Apr 30, 2021

Ghost

(Informal) To engage in ghostwriting.
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Zombie

A dead body that has been brought back to life by a supernatural force
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Ghost

To move noiselessly like a ghost
“Two young deer ghosted out of the woods” (Nancy M. Debevoise).
Apr 30, 2021

Zombie

(voodooism) a spirit or supernatural force that reanimates a dead body
Apr 30, 2021

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 30, 2021

Zombie

A god of voodoo cults of African origin worshipped especially in West Indies
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Ghost

To haunt.
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Zombie

Someone who acts or responds in a mechanical or apathetic way;
Only an automaton wouldn't have noticed
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Ghost

(Informal) To ghostwrite
Was hired to ghost the memoirs of a famous executive.
Apr 30, 2021

Zombie

Several kinds of rum with fruit juice and usually apricot liqueur
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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.
Apr 30, 2021

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.
Apr 30, 2021

Ghost

(Internet) An unresponsive user on IRC, resulting from the user's client disconnecting without notifying the server.
Apr 30, 2021

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.
Apr 30, 2021

Ghost

(film) To provide the speaking or singing voice for another actor, who is lip-syncing.
Apr 30, 2021

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.
Apr 30, 2021

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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