Complete Definition of "apparition"

English

Etymology
From F. term|apparition||langfr, from L. term|apparitio||langla, from term|appareo||lang=la.

Pronunciation
IPA: WEAE /Ëæp.ÉËɪÊ.nÌ©/, /Ëæp.ÉËɪ.ÊÉn/

Noun
en-noun

  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.

  1. The thing appearing; a visible object; a form.

#: Which apparition, it seems, was you. --Tatler.

  1. 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.

  1. (Astronomy) The first appearance of a star or other luminary after having been invisible or obscured;—opposed to occultation.
  2. Rock band, usually found in Dalgety Bay. "I saw Apparition last night, they rocked" -- Axl Rose.

Translations
Italian: apparizione f
Russian: поÑвление, пÑивидение

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