Synonyms for (noun) ghost

Synonyms: wraith, ghost, shade, specter, spectre, spook

Definition: a mental representation of some haunting experience

Usage: he looked like he had seen a ghost; it aroused specters from his past

Similar words: apparition, shadow, phantasm, phantasma, phantom, fantasm

Definition: something existing in perception only

Usage: a ghostly apparition at midnight


Synonyms: ghost, touch, trace

Definition: a suggestion of some quality

Usage: there was a touch of sarcasm in his tone; he detected a ghost of a smile on her face

Similar words: proposition, proffer, suggestion

Definition: a proposal offered for acceptance or rejection

Usage: it was a suggestion we couldn't refuse


Synonyms: ghost

Definition: the visible disembodied soul of a dead person

Similar words: soul, psyche

Definition: the immaterial part of a person; the actuating cause of an individual life


Synonyms: ghost, ghostwriter

Definition: a writer who gives the credit of authorship to someone else

Similar words: writer, author

Definition: writes (books or stories or articles or the like) professionally (for pay)

Synonyms for (verb) ghost

Synonyms: ghost, ghostwrite

Definition: write for someone else

Usage: How many books have you ghostwritten so far?

Similar words: author

Definition: be the author of

Usage: She authored this play


Synonyms: obsess, ghost, haunt

Definition: haunt like a ghost; pursue

Usage: Fear of illness haunts her

Similar words: preoccupy

Definition: engage or engross the interest or attention of beforehand or occupy urgently or obsessively

Usage: His work preoccupies him; The matter preoccupies her completely--she cannot think of anything else


Synonyms: ghost

Definition: move like a ghost

Usage: The masked men ghosted across the moonlit yard

Similar words: go, locomote, travel, move

Definition: change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

Usage: How fast does your new car go?; We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus; The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect; The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell; news travelled fast