Specter meaning

spĕktər
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A ghostly apparition; a phantom.
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A ghost; apparition.
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Specter refers a ghost, or something that is widely feared or is a source of terror or dread.

A spirit that haunts an old haunted house is an example of a specter.

A constant fear of terrorism that hangs over everyone's heads is an example of a specter.

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A haunting or disturbing image or prospect.

The terrible specter of nuclear war.

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Any object of fear or dread.
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A ghostly apparition.
  • A specter haunted the cemetery at the old Vasquez manor..
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Origin of specter

  • French spectre from Latin spectrum appearance, apparition spectrum

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French spectre, from Latin spectrum (“appearance, apparition").

    From Wiktionary