Definition for ghosts (2 of 2)
verb (used with object)
- to suddenly end all contact with (a person) without explanation, especially in a romantic relationship:The guy I’ve been dating ghosted me.
- to leave (a social event or gathering) suddenly without saying goodbye:My friend ghosted my birthday party.
verb (used without object)
- to suddenly end all contact with a person without explanation, especially in a romantic relationship:They dated for a month and then she ghosted.
- to leave a social event or gathering suddenly without saying goodbye:I'm getting tired so I think I might just ghost.
Origin of ghost
SYNONYMS FOR ghost
OTHER WORDS FROM ghostghost·i·ly, adverbghost·like, adjectivede·ghost, verb (used with object)un·ghost·like, adjective
Examples from the Web for ghosts
For more than a century, Americans have been fretting about these sorts of ghosts.
There are ghosts that may flutter above the stage at the Met.
In order to get the ghosts to glow, we had to do what was called a double burn.Garfield Television: The Cat Who Saved Primetime Cartoons|Rich Goldstein|November 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
By 2010, Hunter was directing a well received revival of Henrik Ibsen's Ghosts at Access Theatre on Broadway.
Today, a forlorn air hangs over Santa Maria degli Angeli, like a graveyard where ghosts are buried.The Venetian Nuns Who Ditched Their Habits for High Fashion|Liza Foreman|September 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Ghosts are variable with respect to sounds as well as appearance.The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction|Dorothy Scarborough
We parted and went our several ways, leaving the little cloisters to solitude and the ghosts that haunted them.Glories of Spain|Charles W. Wood
There was a profound silence about them, and these snow-covered men were like ghosts walking through cities of death.Now It Can Be Told|Philip Gibbs
It is colloquialism; but it is such colloquialism as ghosts or vampires would use.Visions and Revisions|John Cowper Powys
Hence it has its burial-place and its pious hearth for the sacrifices to be offered to their ghosts.The Belief in Immortality and the Worship of the Dead, Volume I (of 3)|Sir James George Frazer
British Dictionary definitions for ghosts
- a faint secondary image produced by an optical system
- a similar image on a television screen, formed by reflection of the transmitting waves or by a defect in the receiver
- to die
- (of a machine) to stop working
Derived forms of ghostghostlike, adjective
Word Origin for ghost
Idioms and Phrases with ghosts
In addition to the idiom beginning with ghost
- ghost town
- Chinaman's (ghost of a) chance
- give up the ghost