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apparition

 
Noun apparition has 4 senses
  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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:
     unidentified flying object, UFO, flying saucer; Flying Dutchman; ghost, shade, spook, wraith, specter, spectre
  4. 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
    Derived forms: verb appear5, verb appear2
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