HyperDic: apparition

English > 4 senses of the word apparition:
NOUNperson apparition, phantom, phantasm, phantasma, fantasm, specter, spectrea ghostly appearing figure
eventapparitionthe appearance of a ghostlike figure
cognitionapparition, phantom, phantasm, phantasma, fantasm, shadowsomething existing in perception only
actapparitionan act of appearing or becoming visible unexpectedly / unexpectedly
apparition > pronunciation
Soundsae.perih'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > apparition: 4 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA ghostly appearing figure.
Example"we were unprepared for the apparition that confronted us"
Synonymsphantom, phantasm, phantasma, fantasm, specter, spectre
NarrowerFlying DutchmanThe captain of a phantom ship (the Flying Dutchman) who was condemned to sail against the wind until Judgment Day
Broaderspirit, disembodied spiritAny incorporeal supernatural being that can become visible (or audible) to human beings
Spanishaparición, espectro, fantasma
Catalanaparició, fantasma
English > apparition: 4 senses > noun 2, event
MeaningThe appearance of a ghostlike figure.
Example"I was recalled to the present by the apparition of a frightening specter"
BroaderappearanceThe event of coming into sight
Spanishaparición, espectro, espíritu, visión
Catalanaparició
English > apparition: 4 senses > noun 3, cognition
MeaningSomething existing in perception only.
Example"a ghostly apparition at midnight"
Synonymsphantom, phantasm, phantasma, fantasm, shadow
NarrowerFlying DutchmanA phantom ship that is said to appear in storms near the Cape of Good Hope
ghost, shade, spook, wraith, specter, spectreA mental representation of some haunting experience
unidentified flying object, UFO, flying saucerAn (apparently) flying object whose nature is unknown
Broaderillusion, semblanceAn erroneous mental representation
Spanishaparición, fantasma
Catalanaparició
English > apparition: 4 senses > noun 4, act
MeaningAn act of appearing or becoming visible unexpectedly / unexpectedly.
Example"natives were amazed at the apparition of this white stranger"
BroaderappearanceThe act of appearing in public view
Verbsappearcome into sight or view
appearcome into being or existence, or appear on the scene

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