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Noun apparition has 4 senses
- apparition, phantom, phantasm, phantasma, specter, spectre - a ghostly appearing figure; "we were unprepared for the apparition that confronted us"
--1 is a kind of spirit, disembodied spirit
--1 has particulars: Flying Dutchman
- apparition - the appearance of a ghostlike figure; "I was recalled to the present by the apparition of a frightening specter"
--2 is a kind of appearance
- apparition, phantom, phantasm, phantasma, shadow - something existing in perception only; "a ghostly apparition at midnight"
--3 is a kind of illusion, semblance
--3 has particulars:
- apparition - an act of appearing or becoming visible unexpectedly; "natives were amazed at the apparition of this white stanger"
--4 is a kind of appearance