Synonyms of ghost

  • as in apparition
  • as in relic
  • as in demon
  • as in to pad
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Thesaurus Definition of ghost

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Synonyms & Similar Words

  • poltergeist
  • materialization
  • familiar spirit
  • doppelganger
  • doppelgänger
  • continental
  • doodly - squat
  • doodley - squat
  • remembrance

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Thesaurus Definition of ghost  (Entry 2 of 2)

Phrases Containing ghost

  • give up the ghost

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noun as in spirit of the dead

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  • poltergeist

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  • ethereal being
  • incorporeal being

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Words related to ghost are not direct synonyms, but are associated with the word ghost . Browse related words to learn more about word associations.

noun as in composer of written work

  • ghostwriter
  • ink slinger
  • prose writer
  • word slinger
  • work-for-hire

verb as in create writing, artwork, or music

  • coin a phrase
  • fudge together
  • orchestrate
  • push pencil
  • put pen to paper

noun as in misconception, misbelief

  • deceptiveness
  • false impression
  • fool's paradise
  • hallucination
  • ignis fatuus
  • misapprehension
  • optical illusion
  • self-deception
  • speciousness
  • spuriousness

noun as in actual but not official author

noun as in illusion

  • figment of imagination
  • hocus-pocus
  • ignus fatuus
  • make believe
  • misconception
  • misimpression
  • virtual reality
  • will-o'-the-wisp

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The expansion of ghost kitchens was well underway before the pandemic.

The spread of third-party delivery apps and ghost kitchens means that many customers largely interact with restaurants through apps, not the restaurants directly.

New “ghost kitchens,” or delivery-only restaurants capitalizing on the rise of Grubhub and UberEats, popped up, many specializing in wings.

Last year police in New York state arrested an Army drone operator and alleged Boogaloo Boi on charges that he owned an illegal ghost gun.

Group Nine has been thinking about expanding further in this direction by leveraging the ghost kitchen it launched through Thrillist back in December.

The well, ghost or no ghost, is certainly a piece of history with a bold presence.

Now, she says, her coworkers are actively pranking each other and blaming it on the ghost.

First, the ghost of his departed partner, Jacob Marley, comes calling, his face emerging from the doorknob.

As Monday turned to Tuesday morning, five hostages had escaped and the Central Business District had turned into a ghost town.

The ghost writer in question is assumed to be one Siobhan Curham—an established author of both YA and adult fiction.

T least, thet's all I think 't wuz; though thar wuz those thet said 't wuz Claiborne's ghost.

Meanwhile Fleurette had her nourishing food, and grew more like the ghost of a lily every day.

Our poor planet will be but a silent ghost whirling on its dark path in the starlight.

For a moment there was no consciousness in their gaze; then a whimsical ghost of a smile crept about his mouth.

Now it will be as well here to inquire what good has ever resulted from this belief in what is commonly understood to be a ghost?

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On this page you'll find 44 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to ghost, such as: demon, devil, phantom, shadow, soul, and specter.

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