What does the word wraith mean?

Usage examples for wraith

  1. But the four pair of frightened eyes strained past the ghostly old man to a thin wraith that lay on the bed. – Madge Morton's Trust by Amy D. V. Chalmers
  2. Then as she became in a few steps a wraith, he chanted in farewell courtesy, " Mrs. Trewhella!" – Carnival by Compton Mackenzie
  3. May not a leap of gold Yet greet me on some gladder hill, A shining wraith, Rejoicing still, As in those hours we found so fair, To follow where love calleth? – Sigurd Our Golden Collie and Other Comrades of the Road by Katharine Lee Bates