American English

Definition of specter noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (spectre) noun
    jump to other results
  1. 1specter (of something) something unpleasant that people are afraid might happen in the future The country is haunted by the specter of civil war. These weeks of drought have once again raised the specter of widespread famine.
  2. 2(literary) a ghost Was he a specter returning to haunt her?