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Meaning of SPECTER

Pronunciation:  'spektur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a mental representation of some haunting experience; "he looked like he had seen a ghost"; "it aroused specters from his past"
  2. [n]  a ghostly appearing figure; "we were unprepared for the apparition that confronted us"

SPECTER is a 7 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: apparition, ghost, phantom, shade, spectre, spectre, spook, wraith
 See Also: apparition, disembodied spirit, Flying Dutchman, phantom, shadow, spirit



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Spec"ter\, Spectre \Spec"tre\, n. [F. spectre, fr. L.
spectrum an appearance, image, specter, fr. specere to look.
See {Spy}, and cf. {Spectrum}.]
1. Something preternaturally visible; an apparition; a ghost;
   a phantom.

         The ghosts of traitors from the bridge descend, With
         bold fanatic specters to rejoice.     --Dryden.

2. (Zo["o]l.)
   (a) The tarsius.
   (b) A stick insect.

{Specter bat} (Zo["o]l.), any phyllostome bat.

{Specter candle} (Zo["o]l.), a belemnite.

{Specter shrimp} (Zo["o]l.), a skeleton shrimp. See under