What does spectre mean?

Definitions for spectreˈspɛk tər

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word spectre.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. apparition, phantom, phantasm, phantasma, fantasm, specter, spectre(noun)

    a ghostly appearing figure

    "we were unprepared for the apparition that confronted us"

  2. ghost, shade, spook, wraith, specter, spectre(noun)

    a mental representation of some haunting experience

    "he looked like he had seen a ghost"; "it aroused specters from his past"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Spectre(noun)

    something preternaturally visible; an apparition; a ghost; a phantom

  2. Spectre(noun)

    the tarsius

  3. Spectre(noun)

    a stick insect

  4. Spectre(noun)

    see Specter

  5. Origin: [F. spectre, fr. L. spectrum an appearance, image, specter, fr. specere to look. See Spy, and cf. Spectrum.]



    SPECTRE is a fictional global terrorist organisation featured in the James Bond novels by Ian Fleming, the films based on those novels, and James Bond video games. Led by evil genius and supervillain Ernst Stavro Blofeld, the supranational organisation first formally appeared in the novel Thunderball and in the movie Dr. No. SPECTRE is not aligned to any nation or political ideology, enabling the later Bond books and Bond films to be regarded as apolitical. SPECTRE began in the novels as a small group of criminals but became a vast international organisation with its own SPECTRE Island training base in the films, to replace the Soviet SMERSH.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Spectre

    spek′tėr, n. a ghost.—adj. Spec′tral, relating to, or like, a spectre.—n. Spectral′ity, the state of being spectral, a spectral object.—adv. Spec′trally.—n. Spec′tre-bat, a South American leaf-nosed bat or vampire. [L. spectrum, a vision—specĕre, to see.]

Anagrams for spectre »

  1. respect, scepter, sceptre, specter


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of spectre in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of spectre in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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