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Noun: spectre  spek-tu(r)
Usage: Brit, Cdn (US: specter)
  1. A mental representation of some haunting experience
    "it aroused spectres from his past"; "he looked like he had seen a spectre";
    - ghost, shade, spook, wraith, specter [US]
  2. A ghostly appearing figure
    "we were unprepared for the spectre that confronted us";
    - apparition, phantom, phantasm, phantasma, fantasm, specter [US]

Derived forms: spectres

Type of: apparition, disembodied spirit, fantasm, phantasm, phantasma, phantom, shadow, spirit

Encyclopedia: Spectre