The outward and visible sign of an inward fear. He saw a ghost. It occupied -- that dismal thing! -- The path that he was following. Before he'd time to stop and fly, An earthquake trifled with the eye That saw a ghost. He fell as fall the early good; Unmoved that awful vision stood. The stars that danced before his ken He wildly brushed away, and then He saw a post. Jared Macphester Accounting for the uncommon behavior of ghosts, Heine mentions somebody's ingenious theory to the effect that they are as much afraid of us as we of them. Not quite, if I may judge from such tables of comparative speed as I am able to compile from memories of my own experience. There is one insuperable obstacle to a belief in ghosts. A ghost never comes naked: he appears either in a winding-sheet or "in his habit as he lived." To believe in him, then, is to believe that not only have the dead the power to make themselves visible after there is nothing left of them, but that the same power inheres in textile fabrics. Supposing the products of the loom to have this ability, what object would they have in exercising it? And why does not the apparition of a suit of clothes sometimes walk abroad without a ghost in it? These be riddles of significance. They reach away down and get a convulsive grip on the very tap-root of this flourishing faith.
The spirit; the soul of man.
The disembodied soul; the soul or spirit of a deceased person; a spirit appearing after death; an apparition; a specter.
To appear to or haunt in the form of an apparition.
Originally derived form the Flemish "gheest". This is a human, animal, or nonhuman essence, soul, or spirit which survives after death.
A form of spirit being. Many faiths, from Aboriginal religion to some groups within Christianity believe that they are the spirits of dead people. Hard evidence of their existence is scant or non-existent.
the disembodied spirit of a formerly living being.
Old English gast, German geist, soul or spirit; supposedly the disembodied spirit of the deceased that appears to the living as a shadowy, haunting apparition.
a spirit of a dead person that wanders around on the Earth because they didn't know where to go or what to do after they died - ghosts are negative because they've lost their knowledge; don't trust them, even if they seem friendly, lonely or funny
The dictionary explanation of a ghost is: “apparition of dead person or animal, disembodied spirit, emaciated or pale person; shadow or semblance, secondary or duplicate image". There is however a lot of misconception on the subject of ghosts. Ghosts are merely residual energies which have been permeated into the surrounding furniture, carpets, walls etc; which can then be perceived by a sensitive person; ghosts CAN NOT interact with our surroundings.
The presence of a deceased person or thing in many forms.......orb, apparition,voices, etc.
a spirit of a dead person when visable in some form to a living person [OE gast
Loosely defined as the spirit of a deceased person.
a mental representation of some haunting experience; "he looked like he had seen a ghost"; "it aroused specters from his past"
the visible disembodied soul of a dead person
haunt like a ghost; pursue; "Fear of illness haunts her"
a dead person's soul or spirit that is not at rest
a disembodied spirit of a once living person that hasn't quite made the transition from this world to the next usually due to an untimely death such as murder, suicide or an accident
a disembodied spirit, often of a vague evanescent form, among the living
a human spirit that has remained on the Earthly plane
an alleged disembodied spirit of a dead persons
an alleged noncorporeal manifestation of a dead individual
an alleged non-corporeal manifestation of a dead person (or, rarely, an animal)
an alleged noncorporeal manifestation of a dead person (or, rarely, an animal or object)
an appropriate symbol for a holiday that honors the dead
an earthbound entity that hangs around a familiar place, either hoping to be noticed or refusing to believe that he/she is dead in the first place
an unhappy spirit
a soul of a dead person, which for some reason can't go to the afterworld where they belong, so who usually becomes bitter or evil when they remain in this reality
a soul that has remained on earth, and a spirit is a soul that has crossed over to the other side
a soul that is trapped in an earth-bound state, often acting out a regular routine (like a tape playing over and over)
a Spirit, and a Spirit is like the Wind
a spirit of a dead (in some cases alive, thanks to astral projection etc
a spirit of a dead person that visits the living
a spirit of a human who survives on the earth after death
a spiritual entity that, instead of joining its fellow spiritual entities in the little heaven, and becoming part of a miniature version of The One, gets trapped in an earthbound existence
a trapped spirits
a visual manifestation of a soul, spirit, life force, or life energy
See Recurrent Localized Apparition.
The soul or spirit of a dead person; a disembodied spirit; an apparition, a spook or phantasm. A non-physical entity.
A ghost is a spirit of a dead person that returns to haunt a person or place. Ghosts are often thought to be trying to communicate a message to the living.
A term applied to the alleged appearance of the spirit of one who has died. It can also be applied to a ghostly smell, an inanimate object, in fact anything that is ‘dead'. It is also applied to a ‘replay' (see below). Usually a ‘ghost' is ‘sentient' and interacts with the witness.
Spirit of the dead.
The visual appearance of a spirit or soul of a deceased being, human oranimal. The disembodied soul or lifeforce.
The disembodied spirit or image of a dead person appearing to be alive. Ghosts are the most common of the paranormal phenomenon.
1. Dreaming of a haunted house indicates that guilt from the past is holding you back from accomplishing something you really want. Actually seeing a ghost, however, is an omen of good luck. 2. If you are frightened by a ghost, this could mean that mistakes in your past have â€œcome back to haunt you.â€ It could also mean that intense pressure to do something against your principles could be put upon you by someone in a position of authority. 3. If the ghost is someone known to you who has passed on and who speaks to you, listen. The message is important. See Dying.
The spirit of a dead person, especially one believed to appear in bodily likeness to living persons or to haunt former habitats.
A form of apparition, usually the visual appearance of a deceased human'‘ spirit soul' or that of a crisis apparition.
Spirit energy that can move objects, open doors, make sounds. Ghosts are normally not connected to any certain place and can move freely. It is more common to hear this word used by the general public.
An astral body or spiritual entity showing itself as a human being, only hazy or less dense than a physical body. Most often a soul that has transitioned to death, but does not want or does not know they have passed. Seen always in full form from head to toe. Can also be called a phantom.
a deceasedperson or its image appearing to the living. It is a popular termwhich does not include apparitions of the living. See Apparitions, Double.
A generic term referring to a form of apparition or supernatural entity which is typically the visual appearance of a deceased human's spirit soul.
Usually the visual appearance of a deceased human's spirit soul or the spectre of a dead person. This is the most popular term used to describe paranormal oddities. Generally ghosts make there presence known through mysterious smells, noises, cold breezes, and the movement of objects.
dead person who can see, hear, talk, cry, walk through walls, and move things
( Middle English goste Old English gast, soul, spirit, demon; akin to German geist Indo-European base *gheizd-, to be excited or frightened) 1. originally, the spirit or soul. 2. the disembodied soul of a dead person, sometimes appearing to the living as a pale, shadowy apparition. 3. a haunting memory. 4. a faint, shadowy semblance, slight trace (not a ghost of a chance).
The spirit of a dead person returning.
The visual appearance of a spirit or soul of a deceased being, human or animal. The disembodied soul or life-force.
A ghost is usually defined as the apparition of a deceased person which frequently carries the deceased person's likeness and is experienced in association with the person's former habitats. The word "ghost" may also refer to the spirit or soul of a deceased person, or to any spirit or demon.http://www.parapsych.org/glossary_e_k.html#g Parapsychological Association, glossary of key words frequently used in parapsychology, Retrieved December 13 2006http://www.thefreedictionary.com/ghost Retrieved December 13 2006 Ghosts are often associated with haunting, which is, according to the Parapsychological Association, "The more or less regular occurrence of paranormal phenomena associated with a particular locality (especially a building) and usually attributed to the activities of a discarnate entity; the phenomena may include apparitions, poltergeist disturbances, cold drafts, sounds of steps and voices, and various odors."