A sudden or unusual sight:
Something that exists only in the mind; illusion
An inclination or tendency of a specified kind:
A person or thing regarded as evil, cruel, etc.
An erroneous perception of reality:
In ancient Roman belief, the deified souls of the dead, esp. of dead ancestors
A perception of something that has no physical reality; figment of the mind; esp., a specter, or ghost
The direction in which an object, such as a building, faces; an outlook.
Any of various devices used to protect or screen from light and heat
(Slang) A secret agent; a spy.
The faculty of sight; eyesight:
The spectral figure of a person supposedly seen as a premonition just before that person's death
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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
An ideal person or thing
A person who returns, as after a long absence
A faint indication; a foreshadowing:
A place much frequented.
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