1. (n.) The spirit; the soul of man.

2. (n.) The disembodied soul; the soul or spirit of a deceased person; a spirit appearing after death; an apparition; a specter.

3. (n.) Any faint shadowy semblance; an unsubstantial image; a phantom; a glimmering; as, not a ghost of a chance; the ghost of an idea.

4. (n.) A false image formed in a telescope by reflection from the surfaces of one or more lenses.

5. (v. i.) To die; to expire.

6. (v. t.) To appear to or haunt in the form of an apparition.

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