specter

USAGE NOTE
This word may also be spelled “spectre."
specter(
spehk
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tuhr
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (supernatural being)
a. el espectro
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
I know you don't believe in specters, but I know what I saw.Yo sé que no crees en espectros, pero yo sé lo que vi.
The specter of the deceased made its presence felt in the old library.La presencia del difunto se percibía como espectro en la vieja biblioteca.
b. el fantasma
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Mary was fascinated by tales of apparitions and specters.A Mary le fascinaban los cuentos de apariciones y fantasmas.
2. (disturbing thought)
a. el espectro
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The specter of violent riots kept the mayor awake at night.El espectro de disturbios violentos le quitaba el sueño al alcalde.
b. el fantasma
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Fearing the specter of a strike, the boss accepted the workers' demands.Temiendo el fantasma de una huelga, el jefe aceptó las demandas de los empleados.
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specter
[ˈspektə(r)]
noun
1. espectro (m)
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
specter [ˈspektəʳ]
noun
(US)
spectre
specter (US)
[ˈspektəʳ]
noun
espectro (m); fantasma (m)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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