Jump to navigation Jump to search
apparition (plural apparitions)
- An act of becoming visible; appearance; visibility.
- 1855–1858, William H[ickling] Prescott, History of the Reign of Philip the Second, King of Spain, volume (please specify |volume=I to III), Boston, Mass.: Phillips, Sampson, and Company, OCLC 645131689:
- the sudden apparition of the Spaniards
- 1814 July 7, [Walter Scott], Waverley; […], volume (please specify |volume=I, II, or III), Edinburgh: […] James Ballantyne and Co. for Archibald Constable and Co.; London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, OCLC 270129598:
- The apparition of Lawyer Clippurse occasioned much speculation in that portion of the world.
- The thing appearing; a visible object; a form.
- An unexpected, wonderful, or preternatural appearance; especially something such as a ghost or phantom.
- The attic is haunted by the ghostly apparition of a young girl who died there.
- 1599, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Iulius Cæsar”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies […] (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act IV, scene iii]:
- I think it is the weakness of mine eyes / That shapes this monstrous apparition.
- 1982, Douglas Adams, Life, the Universe and Everything, page 24:
- The apparition wobbled in front of Arthur's eyes, though the truth of the matter is probably that Arthur's eyes were wobbling in front of the apparition.
- (astronomy) The first appearance of a star or other luminary after having been invisible or obscured; opposed to occultation.
- (astronomy) A period of consecutive days or nights when a particular celestial body may be observed, beginning with the heliacal rising of the body and ending with its heliacal setting.
act of becoming visible
unexpected, wonderful, or preternatural appearance
astronomy: the first appearance of a luminary after having been invisible or obscured
- The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers. Numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions. See instructions at Wiktionary:Entry layout § Translations.
Translations to be checked
apparition f (plural apparitions)
- Synonym: fantôme
- (baseball) plate appearance