Associations to the word «Apparition»


APPARITION, noun. An act of becoming visible; appearance; visibility.
APPARITION, noun. The thing appearing; a visible object; a form.
APPARITION, noun. An unexpected, wonderful, or preternatural appearance; especially something such as a ghost or phantom.
APPARITION, noun. (astronomy) The first appearance of a star or other luminary after having been invisible or obscured;—opposed to occultation.
APPARITION, noun. (astronomy) A period of consecutive days or nights when a particular celestial body may be observed. An apparition begins with the heliacal rising of the body and ends with its heliacal setting.

Dictionary definition

APPARITION, noun. A ghostly appearing figure; "we were unprepared for the apparition that confronted us".
APPARITION, noun. The appearance of a ghostlike figure; "I was recalled to the present by the apparition of a frightening specter".
APPARITION, noun. Something existing in perception only; "a ghostly apparition at midnight".
APPARITION, noun. An act of appearing or becoming visible unexpectedly; "natives were amazed at the apparition of this white stranger".

Wise words

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