Specter bat(Zoöl.), any phyllostome bat.Specter candle(Zoöl.), a belemnite.Specter shrimp (Zoöl.), a skeleton shrimp. See under Skeleton.

(Spec`tion*eer") n. Same as Specsioneer.

(Spec"tral) a.

1. Of or pertaining to a specter; ghosty.

He that feels timid at the spectral form of evil is not the man to spread light.
F. W. Robertson.

2. (Opt.) Of or pertaining to the spectrum; made by the spectrum; as, spectral colors; spectral analysis.

Spectral lemur. (Zoöl.) See Tarsius.

(Spec"tral*ly), adv. In the form or manner of a specter.

(Spec"tre) n. See Specter.

Spectacular to Speed

(Spec*tac"u*lar) a.

1. Of or pertaining to a shows; of the nature of a show. "Spectacular sports." G. Hickes.

2. Adapted to excite wonder and admiration by a display of pomp or of scenic effects; as, a spectacular celebration of some event; a spectacular play.

3. Pertaining to spectacles, or glasses for the eyes.

(Spec"tant) a. [L. spectans, p. pr. of spectare to look at.] Looking forward.

(Spec*ta"tion) n. [L. spectatio.] Regard; aspect; appearance. Harvey.

(Spec*ta"tor) n. [L. spectator: cf. F. spectateur. See Spectacle.] One who on; one who sees or beholds; a beholder; one who is personally present at, and sees, any exhibition; as, the spectators at a show. "Devised and played to take spectators." Shak.

Syn. — Looker-on; beholder; observer; witness.

(Spec`ta*to"ri*al) a. Of or pertaining to a spectator. Addison.

(Spec*ta"tor*ship) n.

1. The office or quality of a spectator. [R.] Addison.

2. The act of beholding. [Obs.] Shak.

(Spec*ta"tress Spec*ta"trix) , n. [L. spectatrix.] A female beholder or looker-on. "A spectatress of the whole scene." Jeffrey.

(Spec"ter, Spec"tre) n. [F. spectre, fr. L. spectrum an appearance, image, specter, fr. specere to look. See Spy, and cf. Spectrum.]

1. Something preternaturally visible; an apparition; a ghost; a phantom.

The ghosts of traitors from the bridge descend,
With bold fanatic specters to rejoice.

2. (Zoöl.) (a) The tarsius. (b) A stick insect.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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