Specter Definition

spĕktər
specters
noun
specters
A ghost; apparition.
Webster's New World
A haunting or disturbing image or prospect.
The terrible specter of nuclear war.
American Heritage
Any object of fear or dread.
Webster's New World
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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Other Word Forms of Specter

Noun

Singular:
specter
Plural:
specters

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

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