Holy Ghost


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Holy Ghost

n. Christianity
The Holy Spirit.

[Middle English holi gost, holy spirit, from Old English hālig gāst (translation of Latin spīritus sānctus) : hālig, holy; see holy + gāst, spirit.]

Holy Ghost

n
(Theology) another name for the Holy Spirit

Ho′ly Ghost′


n.
the third person of the Trinity. Also called Holy Spirit.
[before 900]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Holy Ghost - the third person in the TrinityHoly Ghost - the third person in the Trinity; Jesus promised the Apostles that he would send the Holy Spirit after his Crucifixion and Resurrection; it came on Pentecost
References in classic literature ?
This may seem like a ponderous weight of wisdom to descend upon the soul of a young woman of twenty-eight--perhaps more wisdom than the Holy Ghost is usually pleased to vouchsafe to any woman.
When he had named the Holy Ghost he breathed his last, and departed to the heavenly kingdom.
There are no "Christ's Churches" in Rome, and no "Churches of the Holy Ghost," that I can discover.
made me a knight of the Garter, and Queen Anne of Austria has given me the cordon of the Holy Ghost.
Surely this is to bring down the Holy Ghost, instead of the likeness of a dove, in the shape of a vulture or raven; and set, out of the bark of a Christian church, a flag of a bark of pirates, and assassins.
For Thou art the defense, the succor, and the victory of them that put their trust in Thee, and to Thee be all glory, to Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, now and forever, world without end.
For gracious and merciful art Thou, our Lord, and glory be to Thee, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, now and ever shall be.
Girls and boys, the former on the right, the latter on the left-hand side of the church, filled the stalls of the choir; the priest stood beside the reading-desk; on one stained window of the side-aisle the Holy Ghost hovered over the Virgin; on another one, Mary knelt before the Child Jesus, and behind the alter, a wooden group represented Saint Michael felling the dragon.
Then told'st her, doubting how these things could be To her a virgin, that on her should come The Holy Ghost, and the power of the Highest O'ershadow her.
Praise God from whom all blessings flow, Praise Him all creatures here below, Praise Him above ye Heavenly Host, Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
SORROW, I baptize thee in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Ghost.
Fortune, Minerva, Muse, Holy Ghost,--these are quaint names, too narrow to cover this unbounded substance.