Spectacular to Speed
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.
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,Dryden.
With bold fanatic specters to rejoice.
2. (Zoöl.) (a) The tarsius. (b) A stick insect.
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.
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.