What does SPOOK mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. creep, weirdo, weirdie, weirdy, spooknoun

    someone unpleasantly strange or eccentric

  2. ghost, shade, spook, wraith, specter, spectreverb

    a mental representation of some haunting experience

    "he looked like he had seen a ghost"; "it aroused specters from his past"

  3. spookverb

    frighten or scare, and often provoke into a violent action

    "The noise spooked the horse"

Wiktionary

  1. spooknoun

    A spirit returning to haunt a place.

    The visit to the old cemetery brought scary visions of spooks and ghosts.

    Etymology: From spook.

  2. spooknoun

    A ghost or an apparition.

    Etymology: From spook.

  3. spooknoun

    A hobgoblin.

    Etymology: From spook.

  4. spooknoun

    A spy.

    Etymology: From spook.

  5. spooknoun

    A scare or fright.

    The big spider gave me a spook.

    Etymology: From spook.

  6. spooknoun

    A black person.

    Etymology: From spook.

  7. spookverb

    To scare or frighten.

    Etymology: From spook.

  8. spookverb

    To startle or frighten an animal

    The movement in the bushes spooked the deer and they ran.

    Etymology: From spook.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Spooknoun

    a spirit; a ghost; an apparition; a hobgoblin

    Etymology: [D. spook; akin to G. spuk, Sw. spke, Dan. spgelse a specter, spge to play, sport, joke, spg a play, joke.]

  2. Spooknoun

    the chimaera

    Etymology: [D. spook; akin to G. spuk, Sw. spke, Dan. spgelse a specter, spge to play, sport, joke, spg a play, joke.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Spook

    spōōk, n. a ghost.—v.i. to play the spook.—adjs. Spook′ish, Spook′y, like a ghost, haunted by ghosts: sensitive to the dread of ghosts, suggesting the presence of ghosts. [Dut. spook; Ger. (obs.) spuch, Sw. spöke; not related to puck.]

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Spook

    Expresses the Dutch for “ghost.” Introduced to the United States by the early settlers of New York, this term has obtained currency on both sides of the Atlantic in connection with Spiritualism.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of SPOOK in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of SPOOK in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of SPOOK in a Sentence

  1. Kamran Bokhari:

    The perpetrators don't have to attack in a large way to spook people who are trying to visit the country. All they need to do is have a few incidents here and there to shape perceptions, oNE-OFF.

  2. Laura Cha:

    Sometimes we spook ourselves, so it remains to be seen how slow is slow, how bad is bad, let's see how the first quarter looks.

  3. Michael Piwowar:

    I fear that many traps for the unwary are hidden in the regulations, creating potential nightmares for small business owners that fail to place regulatory compliance at the top of their business plans. Such burdens will spook many small businesses from pursuing crowdfunding as a viable path to raising capital.

  4. Karine Hirn:

    Chinese authorities wouldn't want to trigger a meltdown which would spook investors and we may see more market stabilising measures on the way.

  5. Karine Hirn:

    There is still too much uncertainty in the markets and investors would be watching developments in Greece and China very carefully before jumping in, chinese authorities wouldn't want to trigger a meltdown which would spook investors and we may see more market stabilising measures on the way.

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