noun Chiefly British.
- spectral line,
- spectral luminous efficiency,
- spectral series,
- spectral type,
Origin of specter
Examples from the Web for spectre
Craig is signed on for just one more Bond flick after Spectre.Exclusive: Sony Emails Reveal Studio Head Wants Idris Elba For the Next James Bond|William Boot|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A spectre is haunting the internet—the spectre of Open Sarcasm.
Nonetheless, it would have been better if the Supreme Court had not raised this spectre by halting the process.What if the Supreme Court Had Declined to Hear Bush v. Gore?|Megan McArdle|April 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
A specter is haunting the world,” they chant, echoing the first sentence of the Communist Manifesto: “The spectre of capitalism.In ‘Cosmopolis,’ Robert Pattinson Depicts Financial World Gone Mad|Alex Klein|August 22, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The nurse, cried Madame Ernests little girl; she says theres a spectre in our house, and that shes seen it in the garden.Le Cocu (Novels of Paul de Kock Volume XVIII)|Charles Paul de Kock
The sunrise of Joyce's wedding day was just breaking when Filmer's Spectre gave up the struggle and sleep came.Joyce of the North Woods|Harriet T. Comstock
The spectre of the race-prejudice rose instinctively like a dividing wall between my heart and my lips.Strange Stories|Grant Allen
Any spectre might enter either a male or female body, and several therefore took the opportunity of changing their sex.Adventures in the Moon, and Other Worlds|John Russell Russell
There was something very awful, too, in the spectre's being provided with an infernal atmosphere of its own.A Christmas Carol|Charles Dickens