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Pronunciation:  `apu'rishun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an act of appearing or becoming visible unexpectedly; "natives were amazed at the apparition of this white stanger"
  2. [n]  something existing in perception only; "a ghostly apparition at midnight"
  3. [n]  the appearance of a ghostlike figure; "I was recalled to the present by the apparition of a frightening specter"
  4. [n]  a ghostly appearing figure; "we were unprepared for the apparition that confronted us"

APPARITION is a 10 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: phantom, phantom, shadow, specter, spectre
 See Also: appearance, appearance, disembodied spirit, Flying Dutchman, Flying Dutchman, flying saucer, ghost, illusion, semblance, shade, specter, spectre, spirit, spook, UFO, unidentified flying object, wraith



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ap`pa*ri"tion\, n. [F. apparition, L. apparitio, fr.
apparere. See {Appear}.]
1. The act of becoming visible; appearance; visibility.

         The sudden apparition of the Spaniards. --Prescott.

         The apparition of Lawyer Clippurse occasioned much
         speculation in that portion of the world. --Sir W.

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

{Circle of perpetual apparition}. See under {Circle}.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: An apparition is a highly spiritual symbol. It reflects religious beliefs and is of a great importance for your system of values. When the memory is vivid and you remember every detail of your dream, it means that you will experience a major change in the way you see life. Take action in the way it has been shown to you in your dream.
Thesaurus Terms
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