HyperDic: specter

English > 2 senses of the word specter:
NOUNcognitionspecter, ghost, shade, spook, wraith, spectrea mental representation of some haunting experience
person specter, apparition, phantom, phantasm, phantasma, fantasm, spectrea ghostly appearing figure
specter > pronunciation
Soundsspeh'kter
Rhymesabductor ... zoster: 649 rhymes with ter...
English > specter: 2 senses > noun 1, cognition
MeaningA mental representation of some haunting experience.
Example "it aroused specters from his past"
Synonymsghost, shade, spook, wraith, spectre
Broaderapparition, phantom, phantasm, phantasma, fantasm, shadowSomething existing in perception only
Spanishaparición, espectro, fantasma, sombra, wraith
Catalanespectre, fantasma
English > specter: 2 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningA ghostly appearing figure.
Synonymsapparition, phantom, phantasm, phantasma, fantasm, spectre
NarrowerFlying DutchmanThe captain of a phantom ship (the Flying Dutchman) who was condemned to sail against the wind until Judgment Day
Broaderspirit, disembodied spiritAny incorporeal supernatural being that can become visible (or audible) to human beings
Spanishaparición, espectro, fantasma
Catalanaparició, fantasma

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