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.
Any faint shadowy semblance; an unsubstantial image; a phantom; a glimmering; as, not a ghost of a chance; the ghost of an idea.
A false image formed in a telescope by reflection from the surfaces of one or more lenses.
Also known as ghosting, this is when an image moved across a computer screen leaves a brief lingering shadow of itself where it had just been, creating a kind of smear or blur. Lower quality computer screens often leave ghosts. Technically, the secondary visual signal has been created and received either earlier or later than the primary signal itself.
a false physical appearance of the person when he/she was alive
Generic term to describe a deceased person or image appearing to the living. Animals and even inanimate objects, like buildings, can also be ghosts.
Ghost was a comic book superhero published by Dark Horse Comics. The character appeared in a number of specials and monthly titles that chronicled the "after-life" of Elisa Cameron and her attempts to regain her lost memories as a result of her apparent death.
Ghost is a freeform rock/improvisation group formed in Tokyo, Japan, in 1984.
The actual rulers of the sector. The shalk think they are gods and most everyone else doesn't know they exist. It was the ghosts who gave the shalk their shields and batons. We know of two ideological groups amongst the ghosts, the investigators and the enforcers. Ghosts can possess members of the other races, but they must train heavily to do so. Only the investigators have bothered to learn to possess humans.
a person who does not know how to walk
a person who does not know that they have passed away
a when you're not actually connected, but the IRC server believes is still online for one reason or another
the anonymous person in chat who doesn't even have a "guest_name" listed. This is one of the things Cato can do to users. Sometimes the tagline after the blank space will reveal the ghost's identity.
a chat room member who never speaks, usually because he/she just wants to observe.
A "ghost" in slot machine terminology means a blank stop on a slot machine reel, containing no symbol.
n. 1) A deckjockey who assists a `physical entry team' by entered and controlling the computer of the target site. 2) The personality, consciousness or conscience; the humanity of the cyborg. Often referred to as if it were a tangible, distinct and separate body part. Used similar to 'gut' in gut feeling: "I hear whispers in my ghost...".
a consciousness whose body has dropped but not the mind
a Guilty Conscience
a love story, at least on one level
Ghost is the framing story in Larry Niven's 1994 fixup Crashlander that lightly connects and extends the other Beowulf Shaeffer stories published up to that time.
In video games, a ghost is a feature included in time attack or time trial modes allowing the player to review their previous rounds. In racing games, for example, a ghost car follows the path a player took around the track. In fighting games, the ghost is an opponent that the computer AI player can train against outside of normal player versus player or story mode.
a shell of someone who died but is still tied to a particular place by unfinished business in this plane of existence
A prime who visits the planes via astral spell. Since it involves little physical risk on the prime's part, it's often considered cowardly and even distasteful by planars (the prime hasn't even deigned to come to the planes with his actual body). The term "cord babies" is also used, though less frequently.
The astral body of a being who has died.