A ghostly figure; a specter.
The mystical experience of seeing something that is not in fact present to the eye or is supernatural.
The misleading image resulting in such a false impression
A series of images, ideas, emotions, and sensations occurring involuntarily in the mind during certain stages of sleep.
Imagination, now esp. light, playful, or whimsical imagination
The creative imagination; unrestrained fancy.
(Folklore, Historical) An evil spirit believed to haunt and suffocate sleeping people
Any of various devices used to protect or screen from light and heat
A ghost; apparition
Any object of fear or dread
The Holy Spirit.
A fantastic or foolish idea.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
Something that exists only in the mind; illusion
A person who returns, as after a long absence
Something faint or insubstantial:
(Slang) A secret agent; a spy.
A place much frequented.
A pleasant, dreamlike thinking or wishing; reverie
Something accepted as fact for the sake of convenience, although not necessarily true
Something invented, made up, or fabricated:
A dreamy, fanciful, or visionary notion or daydream
A false belief or opinion:
Perception of visual, auditory, tactile, olfactory, or gustatory experiences without an external stimulus and with a compelling sense of their reality, usually resulting from a mental disorder or as a response to a drug.
A light seen at night moving over swamps or marshy places, believed to be caused by the combustion of gases arising from decaying organic matter
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