1. Like a ghost in appearance; deathlike; pale; pallid; dismal.
Each turned his face with a ghastly pang.Coleridge.
His face was so ghastly that it could scarcely be recognized.Macaulay.
2. Horrible; shocking; dreadful; hideous.
Mangled with ghastly wounds through plate and mail.Milton.
(Ghast"ly), adv. In a ghastly manner; hideously.
Staring full ghastly like a strangled man.Shak.
(Ghast"ness), n. Ghastliness. [Obs.] Shak.
(||Ghat Ghaut) n. [Hind. ghat.]
1. A pass through a mountain. [India] J. D. Hooker.
2. A range of mountains. Balfour
3. Stairs descending to a river; a landing place; a wharf. [India] Malcom.
(||Gha*wa"zi) n. pl. [Etymol. uncertain.] Egyptian dancing girls, of a lower sort than the almeh.
(Ghe"ber Ghe"bre) n. [Pers. ghebr: cf. F. Guèbre. Cf. Giaour.] A worshiper of fire; a
Zoroastrian; a Parsee.
(Ghee) n. [Hind. ghi clarified butter, Skr. gh&rsdotta.] Butter clarified by boiling, and thus
converted into a kind of oil. [India] Malcom.
(Gher"kin) n. [D. agurkje, a dim. akin to G. gurke, Dan. agurke; cf. Pol. ogórek, Bohem.
okurka, LGr. 'aggoy`rion watermelon, Ar. al-khiyar, Per. khiyar.]
1. (Bot.) A kind of small, prickly cucumber, much used for pickles.
2. (Zoöl.) See Sea gherkin.
(Ghess) v. t. & i. See Guess. [Obs.]
(||Ghet"to) n. [It.] The Jews'quarter in an Italian town or city.
I went to the Ghetto, where the Jews dwell.Evelyn.
(Ghib"el*line) n. [It. Ghibellino; of German origin.] (It. Hist.) One of a faction in Italy, in the
12th and 13th centuries, which favored the German emperors, and opposed the Guelfs, or adherents of
the poses. Brande & C.
(Ghole) n. See Ghoul.
(Ghost) n. [OE. gast, gost, soul, spirit, AS. gast breath, spirit, soul; akin to OS. gst spirit, soul,
D. geest, G. geist, and prob. to E. gaze, ghastly.]
1. The spirit; the soul of man. [Obs.]
Then gives her grieved ghost thus to lament.Spenser.