Definitions for: Wraith


[n] a mental representation of some haunting experience; "he looked like he had seen a ghost"; "it aroused specters from his past"



Webster (1913) Definition: Wraith, n. [Scot. wraith, warth; probably originally, a
guardian angel, from Icel. v["o]r[eth]r a warden, guardian,
akin to E. ward. See Ward a guard.]
1. An apparition of a person in his exact likeness, seen
before death, or a little after; hence, an apparition; a
specter; a vision; an unreal image. [Scot.]

She was uncertain if it were the gypsy or her
wraith. --Sir W.
Scott.

O, hollow wraith of dying fame. --Tennyson.

2. Sometimes, improperly, a spirit thought to preside over
the waters; -- called also water wraith. --M. G. Lewis.

Synonyms: ghost, shade, specter, spectre, spook

See Also: apparition, phantom, shadow

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