meaning of apparition

apparition meaning in General Dictionary

The work of becoming noticeable appearance visibility

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  • a ghostly showing up figure
  • the appearance of a ghostlike figure
  • something present in perception only
  • an act of showing up or getting visible unexpectedly
  • The act to become visible; appearance; exposure.
  • the one thing appearing; an obvious object; an application.
  • surprise, wonderful, or preternatural look; a ghost; a specter; a phantom.
  • the very first look of a star or other luminary after having been hidden or obscured; -- in opposition to occultation.

apparition meaning in Etymology Dictionary

c.1500, "unclosing" (of paradise), from Anglo-French aparicion, Old French apparition, aparoison (15c.), used in mention of the the Epiphany (revealing of Christ child to your smart Men), from later Latin apparitionem (nominative apparitio) "an appearance," also "attendants," in classical Latin "service, servants," noun of action from past participle stem of apparere "appear" (see look). Meaning "ghost" initially recorded c.1600; the tone of good sense differentiation between look and apparition is that the latter is often unanticipated or startling.


apparition - French to English

appearance


apparition meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) The act to become noticeable; look; exposure.

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  • (letter.) The thing appearing; an obvious object; an application.
  • (letter.) An unexpected, wonderful, or preternatural look; a ghost; a specter; a phantom.
  • (letter.) The first look of a star or other luminary after having been hidden or obscured; -- opposed to occultation.

Sentence Examples with the word apparition

In 1706 appeared the True Relation of the Apparition of one Mrs Veal, long supposed to have been written for a bookseller to help off an unsaleable translation of Drelincourt, On Death, but considerable doubt has been cast upon this by William Lee.

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