Gast vs Ghast - What's the difference?

gast | ghast |


As a noun gast

is a guest.

As a verb ghast is

.

As an adjective ghast is

having a ghastly appearance; weird.

gast

English

Verb

(en verb)
  • (obsolete) To frighten
  • And be not so a-gast, for shame! —Geoffrey Chaucer, The House of Fame
    Or whether gasted by the noise I made, full suddenly he fled. —William Shakespeare, King Lear

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    ghast

    English

    Etymology 1

    Variation of gast, from (etyl) gasten, from (etyl) . More at (l).

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • Derived terms
    * (l) * (l) * (l) * (l) * (l)

    Etymology 2

    Poetic abbreviation of ghastly.

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Having a ghastly appearance; weird.