What does the word spectre mean?

Usage examples for spectre

  1. Over these there brooded the spectre of three years and more of War. – The Disturbing Charm by Berta Ruck
  2. But they could never know, and the uncertainty would forever stand between him and Lynde like a spectre. – Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1907 to 1908 by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  3. He wrote also what he called " a romance in the style of The Castle of Otranto," which appeared afterwards as the play of The Castle Spectre. – The-Bravo-of-Venice-a-romance by Lewis, M. G. (Matthew Gregory)