spectre

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spec·tre

 (spĕk′tər)
n. Chiefly British
Variant of specter.

spectre

(ˈspɛktə) or

specter

n
1. (Alternative Belief Systems) a ghost; phantom; apparition
2. a mental image of something unpleasant or menacing: the spectre of redundancy.
[C17: from Latin spectrum, from specere to look at]

spec•ter

(ˈspɛk tər)

n.
1. a visible incorporeal spirit, esp. one of a terrifying nature; ghost; phantom; apparition.
2. some object or source of terror or dread: the specter of disease.
Also, esp. Brit., spectre.
[1595–1605; < Latin spectrum; see spectrum]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spectre - a ghostly appearing figurespectre - a ghostly appearing figure; "we were unprepared for the apparition that confronted us"
disembodied spirit, spirit - any incorporeal supernatural being that can become visible (or audible) to human beings
Flying Dutchman - the captain of a phantom ship (the Flying Dutchman) who was condemned to sail against the wind until Judgment Day
2.spectre - a mental representation of some haunting experiencespectre - a mental representation of some haunting experience; "he looked like he had seen a ghost"; "it aroused specters from his past"
fantasm, phantasm, phantasma, phantom, shadow, apparition - something existing in perception only; "a ghostly apparition at midnight"

spectre

noun ghost, spirit, phantom, presence, vision, shadow, shade (literary), apparition, wraith, eidolon His spectre is said to walk the castle battlements.
Translations
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spøgelse
draugur
rēgsspoks

spectre

specter (US) [ˈspektəʳ] Nespectro m, fantasma m

spectre

[ˈspɛktər] (British) specter (US) n
[war, famine, poverty, death] → spectre m
(= ghost) → spectre m

spectre

, (US) specter
nGespenst nt; (fig)(Schreck)gespenst nt; the spectre of a woman in whitedie Erscheinung einer Frau in Weiß

spectre

specter (Am) [ˈspɛktəʳ] nspettro

spectre

(American usually) specter (ˈspektə) noun
a ghost.