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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ghost, shade, spook, wraith, specter, spectre(noun)

    a mental representation of some haunting experience

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


  1. wraith(Noun)

    A ghost or specter, especially seen just after a person's death.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wraith(noun)

    an apparition of a person in his exact likeness, seen before death, or a little after; hence, an apparition; a specter; a vision; an unreal image

  2. Wraith(noun)

    sometimes, improperly, a spirit thought to preside over the waters; -- called also water wraith

  3. Origin: [Scot. wraith, warth; probably originally, a guardian angel, from Icel. vrr a warden, guardian, akin to E. ward. See Ward a guard.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Wraith

    rāth, n. a spectre: an apparition in the exact likeness of a person seen before or soon after his death. [Cf. dial. form warth, an apparition; prob. orig. having the sense of 'guardian spirit'—Ice. vörthr, a guardian.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of wraith in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of wraith in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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