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GHOST, noun [See Ghastly.]

1. Spirit; the soul of man.

In this sense seldom used. But hence,

2. The soul of a deceased person; the soul or spirit separate from the body; an apparition.

The mighty ghosts of our great Harrys rose.

To give up the ghost is to die; to yield up the breath or spirit; to expire.

The Holy ghost is the third person in the adorable Trinity.

GHOST, verb intransitive To die; to expire.

GHOST, verb transitive To haunt with an apparition.