|1.||[ noun ] a mental representation of some haunting experience|
|Synonyms:||ghost wraith spook spectre shade|
"he looked like he had seen a ghost" "it aroused specters from his past"
|Related terms:||apparition spook|
|2.||[ noun ] (folklore) a ghostly appearing figure|
|Synonyms:||phantom apparition phantasm phantasma spectre|
"we were unprepared for the apparition that confronted us"
|Related terms:||spirit Flying_Dutchman|