Undead vs Ghost - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between undead and ghost

is that undead is those creatures which are dead yet still moving while ghost is (rare) the spirit; the soul of man.

As an adjective undead

is pertaining to a corpse, though having qualities of life.

As a verb ghost is

(obsolete|transitive) to haunt; to appear to in the form of an apparition.

undead

English

Adjective

(-)
  • Pertaining to a corpse, though having qualities of life.
  • (horror fiction) Being animate, though non-living.
  • Noun

    (wikipedia undead) (en-noun)
  • Those creatures which are dead yet still moving.
  • In the zombie movie, an army of the undead accosted some nubile skinny-dipping teenagers.
  • * 1997 , Carol Margaret Davison, Paul Simpson-Housley, Bram Stoker's Dracula: sucking through the century, 1897-1997
  • Innocent VIII lent credibility to the actual existence of undeads , an action that perpetuated, and even stimulated, vampire hysteria.

    See also

    * zombie * vampire * mummy * living dead * Frankenstein * Frankenstein's monster

    ghost

    English

    Alternative forms

    * ghoast (obsolete)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (rare) The spirit; the soul of man.
  • * Spenser
  • Then gives her grieved ghost thus to lament.
  • The disembodied soul; the soul or spirit of a deceased person; a spirit appearing after death; an apparition; a specter.
  • Everyone showed that the ghost of an old lady haunted this crypt.
  • *
  • The mighty ghosts of our great Harries rose.
  • * Coleridge
  • I thought that I had died in sleep/And was a blessed ghost .
  • *
  • Hepaticology, outside the temperate parts of the Northern Hemisphere, still lies deep in the shadow cast by that ultimate "closet taxonomist," Franz Stephani—a ghost whose shadow falls over us all.
  • Any faint shadowy semblance; an unsubstantial image; a phantom; a glimmering.
  • * Poe
  • Each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor.
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=May-June, author= William E. Conner
  • , title= An Acoustic Arms Race , volume=101, issue=3, page=206-7, magazine=(American Scientist) , passage=Earless ghost swift moths become “invisible” to echolocating bats by forming mating clusters close (less than half a meter) above vegetation and effectively blending into the clutter of echoes that the bat receives from the leaves and stems around them.}}
  • A false image formed in a telescope, camera, or other optical device by reflection from the surfaces of one or more lenses.
  • An unwanted image similar to and overlapping or adjacent to the main one on a television screen, caused by the transmitted image being received both directly and via reflection.
  • A ghostwriter.
  • (Internet) An unresponsive user on IRC, resulting from the user's client disconnecting without notifying the server.
  • (computing) An image of a file or hard disk.
  • (theater) An understudy.
  • (espionage) A covert (and deniable) agent.
  • The faint image that remains after an attempt to remove graffiti.
  • * 1992 , Maurice J. Whitford, Getting Rid of Graffiti (page 45)
  • Regardless of GRM used, graffiti ghosts persist. Protect cladding with surface coating or replace with graffiti resistant paint or laminate.
  • (video games) An opponent in a racing game that follows a previously recorded route, allowing players to compete against previous best times.
  • * 2012 , Keith Burgun, Game Design Theory: A New Philosophy for Understanding Games
  • This is also the case for some racing games (Super Mario Kart is a good example) that allow you to compete against your ghosts , which are precise recordings of your performance.
  • (label)
  • (label) the of
  • (label) perceived or listed but not
  • (label) of nature
  • (label)
  • Synonyms

    * (soul) soul, spirit * (spirit appearing after death) apparition, haint, phantom, revenant, specter/spectre, spook, wraith. * (faint shadowy semblance) glimmer, glimmering, glimpse, hint, inkling, spark, suggestion. * (false image in an optical device) * (false image on a television screen) : echo * (ghostwriter) ghostwriter * See also

    Derived terms

    * antighost * * ghost band * ghost bat * ghost bike * ghost catshark * ghost chili * ghost condensate * ghost crab * ghost dance * ghost detainee * ghosten * Ghost Festival * ghost flathead * ghost fleet * ghost frog * ghost fungus * ghost goal * ghost gum * ghost hunting * ghost imaging * ghost insect * ghost island * ghost knifefish * ghost light * ghost mark * ghost moth * ghost net * ghost note * ghost of a chance * ghost orchid * ghostly * ghost pepper * ghost ramp * ghost-riding * ghost runner * ghost ship * ghost shrimp * ghost sickness * ghost sign * ghost skate * ghost slug * ghost station * ghost story * ghost town * ghost train * ghost voting * ghost world * ghostwriter * give up the ghost * grey ghost * Holy Ghost

    See also

    * apparition * banshee * barghest * bogeyman * boggart * bogie * channelling * chimera * demon * doppelganger * draugr * duppy * ectoplasm * eidolon * exorcism * fantom * fetch * ghoul * haint * hallucination * haunt * illusion * incubus * lamia * larva * lemur * manes * mare * medium * mirage * necromancy * nightmare * phantasm * phantom * poltergeist * revenant * shade * shadow * specter * spectre * spirit * Spiritism * spook * sprite * soul * things that go bump in the night * vampire * visitant * wendigo * wight * will-o'-the-wisp * wraith * zombie

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (obsolete) To haunt; to appear to in the form of an apparition.
  • * 1606 , , Act II, sc. 6, l. 1221
  • since Julius Caesar, / Who at Philippi the good Brutus ghosted
  • (obsolete) To die; to expire.
  • (Sir Philip Sidney)
  • (ambitransitive) To ghostwrite.
  • (nautical) To sail seemingly without wind.
  • (computing) To copy a file or hard drive image.
  • (GUI) To gray out (a visual item) to indicate that it is unavailable.
  • * 1991 , Amiga User Interface Style Guide (page 76)
  • Whenever a menu or menu item is inappropriate or unavailable for selection, it should be ghosted . Never allow the user to select something that does nothing in response.
  • (internet) To forcibly disconnect an IRC user who is using one's reserved nickname.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=September 24 , author=David Ornstein , title=Arsenal 3 - 0 Bolton , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , passage=Arsenal came into the match under severe pressure and nerves were palpable early on as Pratley was brilliantly denied by Szczesny after ghosting in front of Kieran Gibbs}}

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