1.a mental representation of some haunting experience"he looked like he had seen a ghost" "it aroused specters from his past"
2.an act of appearing or becoming visible unexpectedly"natives were amazed at the apparition of this white stranger"
3.something existing in perception only"a ghostly apparition at midnight"
4.the appearance of a ghostlike figure"I was recalled to the present by the apparition of a frightening specter"
5.a ghostly appearing figure"we were unprepared for the apparition that confronted us"
ApparitionAp`pa*ri"tion (�), n. [F. apparition, L. apparitio, fr. apparere. See Appear.]
1. The act of becoming visible; appearance; visibility. Milton.
The sudden apparition of the Spaniards. Prescott.
The apparition of Lawyer Clippurse occasioned much speculation in that portion of the world. Sir W. Scott.
2. The thing appearing; a visible object; a form.
Which apparition, it seems, was you. Tatler.
3. An unexpected, wonderful, or preternatural appearance; a ghost; a specter; a phantom. “The heavenly bands . . . a glorious apparition.” Milton.
I think it is the weakness of mine eyes
That shapes this monstrous apparition. Shak.
4. (Astron.) The first appearance of a star or other luminary after having been invisible or obscured; -- opposed to occultation.
Circle of perpetual apparition. See under Circle.
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chose immatérielle que l'on croit voir (fr)[ClasseParExt.]
esprit des morts (fr)[Classe]
delusion, hallucination, illusion, self-deceit, self-deception, self-delusion, semblance - preoccupy - affright, cow, fright, frighten, give a start, scare, scare away, scare off, startle, strike fear/terror $iµetc$/iµ into, strike terror into[Hyper.]
shadowy, wraithlike - apparitional, ghostlike, ghostly, phantasmal, spectral, spiritual - fixation, fixed idea, idée fixe, obsession, obsessional idea - apparition, ghost, phantom, shade, specter, spectre, spook, wraith[Dérivé]
fausse apparence (fr)[Classe]
disembodied spirit, spirit[Hyper.]
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