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Definitions of apparition

  1. a ghostly appearing figure; "we were unprepared for the apparition that confronted us" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. an act of appearing or becoming visible unexpectedly; "natives were amazed at the apparition of this white stanger" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. something existing in perception only; "a ghostly apparition at midnight" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. the appearance of a ghostlike figure; "I was recalled to the present by the apparition of a frightening specter" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. The act of becoming visible; appearance; visibility. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. The thing appearing; a visible object; a form. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. An unexpected, wonderful, or preternatural appearance; a ghost; a specter; a phantom. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. The first appearance of a star or other luminary after having been invisible or obscured; - opposed to occultation. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. A visible object; an appearance of something not real or tangible; a ghost or specter. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. An appearance: something only apparent, not real: a ghost. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. APPARITIONAL. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. Appearance; phantom; ghost. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. A specter; fantom. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. The act of appearing; appearance; a visible object; a ghost, or a spectre; the first appearance of a luminary after having been obscured, opposed to occultation. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. A ghost; a spectre; a visible spirit. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  16. The first appearance of a star or other luminary after having been invisible or obscured; -- opposed to occultation. mso.anu.edu.au
  17. The first appearance of a star or other luminary after having been invisible or obscured; opposed to occultation. dictgcide_fs
  18. ap-par-ish'un, n. an appearance--of a visitor, a comet, the appearance in history: an immaterial appearance--of a spirit of the departed, as of a real being, a ghost: (astron.) the first appearance of a celestial body after occultation.--adj. APPARI'TIONAL. [See APPEAR.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  19. Appearance, esp. of a supernatural being; ghost. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  20. A visual hallucination. [Lat.] Appleton's medical dictionary.
  21. n. Appearance; visibility; —a visible object ; .specifically, a ghost ; a spectre. Cabinet Dictionary
  22. Appearance, viability; a visible object; a spectre, a walking spirit; something only apparent, not real; the visibility of some luminary. Complete Dictionary
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