What does specter mean?

Definitions for specter
ˈspɛk tərspecter

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ghost, shade, spook, wraith, specter, spectrenoun

    a mental representation of some haunting experience

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

  2. apparition, phantom, phantasm, phantasma, fantasm, specter, spectrenoun

    a ghostly appearing figure

    "we were unprepared for the apparition that confronted us"


  1. specternoun

    A ghostly apparition.

  2. Etymology: From French spectre, from Latin spectrum, appearance, apparition.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Specternoun

    alt. of Spectre

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Specter is ranked #67519 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Specter surname appeared 292 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Specter.

    96.5% or 282 total occurrences were White.
    2.7% or 8 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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Anagrams for specter »

  1. respect

  2. scepter

  3. sceptre

  4. spectre

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of specter in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of specter in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of specter in a Sentence

  1. Katherine Heigl:

    Joining ‘Suits’ was the perfect organic way to not only collaborate with an EP I admire deeply, but to also become part of a show and cast that I am an immense fan of, i have watched ‘Suits’ from the very beginning and feel incredibly lucky to be the newest member of the Pearson Specter Litt family.

  2. Stephen Vladeck:

    They're gon na lose even though they win, and that's the chilling effect, they face this specter of potentially endless ruinous litigation that it just can't stop. They can't avoid ; they can't preempt.

  3. Halil Karaveli:

    He seems to have scared Davutoglu into toeing his line by raising the specter of his man Binali Yildirim contesting the leadership.

  4. Jesse M. Furman:

    specter’ of something purely hypothetical plainly does not warrant an adjournment.

  5. Joseph Conrad:

    How does one kill fear, I wonder? How do you shoot a specter through the heart, slash off its spectral head, take it by its spectral throat?

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