Crossword clues for illusion
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Illusion \Il*lu"sion\, n. [F. illusion, L. illusio, fr. illudere, illusum, to illude. See Illude.]
An unreal image presented to the bodily or mental vision; a deceptive appearance; a false show; mockery; hallucination.
To cheat the eye with blear illusions.
Hence: Anything agreeably fascinating and charming; enchantment; witchery; glamour.
Ye soft illusions, dear deceits, arise!
(Physiol.) A sensation originated by some external object, but so modified as in any way to lead to an erroneous perception; as when the rolling of a wagon is mistaken for thunder.
Note: Some modern writers distinguish between an illusion and hallucination, regarding the former as originating with some external object, and the latter as having no objective occasion whatever.
A plain, delicate lace, usually of silk, used for veils, scarfs, dresses, etc.
Syn: Delusion; mockery; deception; chimera; fallacy. See Delusion. Illusion, Delusion. Illusion refers particularly to errors of the sense; delusion to false hopes or deceptions of the mind. An optical deception is an illusion; a false opinion is a delusion.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
mid-14c., "act of deception," from Old French illusion "a mocking, deceit, deception" (12c.), from Latin illusionem (nominative illusio) "a mocking, jesting, irony," from illudere "mock at," literally "to play with," from assimilated form of in- "at, upon" (see in- (2)) + ludere "to play" (see ludicrous). Sense of "deceptive appearance" developed in Church Latin and was attested in English by late 14c. Related: Illusioned "full of illusions" (1920).
n. 1 (context countable English) Anything that seems to be something that it is not. 2 (context countable English) A misapprehension; a belief in something that is in fact not true. 3 (context countable English) A magician’s trick. 4 (context uncountable English) The state of being deceived or misled.
n. an erroneous mental representation [syn: semblance]
An illusion is a distortion of the senses, revealing how the brain normally organizes and interprets sensory stimulation. Though illusions distort reality, they are generally shared by most people. Illusions may occur with any of the human senses, but visual illusions ( optical illusions), are the most well-known and understood. The emphasis on visual illusions occurs because vision often dominates the other senses. For example, individuals watching a ventriloquist will perceive the voice is coming from the dummy since they are able to see the dummy mouth the words. Some illusions are based on general assumptions the brain makes during perception. These assumptions are made using organizational principles (e.g., Gestalt theory), an individual's capacity for depth perception and motion perception, and perceptual constancy. Other illusions occur because of biological sensory structures within the human body or conditions outside of the body within one’s physical environment.
The term illusion refers to a specific form of sensory distortion. Unlike a hallucination, which is a distortion in the absence of a stimulus, an illusion describes a misinterpretation of a true sensation. For example, hearing voices regardless of the environment would be a hallucination, whereas hearing voices in the sound of running water (or other auditory source) would be an illusion.
Mimes are known for a repertoire of illusions that are created by physical means. The mime artist creates an illusion of acting upon or being acted upon by an unseen object. These illusions exploit the audience's assumptions about the physical world. Well-known examples include "walls", "climbing stairs", "leaning", "descending ladders", and "pulling and pushing".
is a company from Yokohama, Japan famous for developing eroge with 3D graphics. Due to Illusion's policy, its games are not allowed to be sold or used outside Japan, and official support is only given in Japanese and for use in Japan.
Illusion or Illusions may also refer to:
- Illusion (company), a Japanese eroge company
- Illusion (keelboat), a single-handed one-design yacht
- Illusion (turn), a type of turn used in dance
- Magic (illusion), the art of conjuring
- Maya (illusion), a concept in Hindu, Buddhist, and Sikh philosophy
- Vekoma Illusion, a type of roller coaster
Illusion is the second studio album by the British progressive rock band Renaissance, released in 1971. It was originally released only in Germany and did not receive a wider release until 1973. It was first released in the UK in 1977, with a cover that had the original front and rear cover artwork swapped.
Illusion is an independent feature film released in 2004. It was directed by Michael Goorjian and features Kirk Douglas in his last film role before retirement.
"Illusion" is a song performed by Krassimir Avramov. The song represented Bulgaria at the Eurovision Song Contest 2009 in Moscow, Russia.
It competed in the first semi-final on 12 May 2009, but failed to reach the final, finishing 16th of the 18 performers, scoring just seven points. Male lead singer Avramov performed parts of the song in falsetto.
Illusion were a British band formed in 1977. They released two albums, Out of the Mist and Illusion on Island Records. Their music was classically inspired, sophisticated, and polished. The band undertook a number of tour dates but found their style of music out of fashion with the rise of punk rock and disbanded.
Illusion were intended to be a reunion of the original line-up of Renaissance (whose second album was titled Illusion), but singer and guitarist Keith Relf died before the project was realised. Jim McCarty moved from drums to play acoustic guitar and share vocals with Jane Relf, while Eddie McNeill replaced him on drums and John Knightsbridge took Keith Relf's place as guitarist following his death.
In 2001 the four core members issued Through the Fire, an album of new material under the name Renaissance Illusion, but did not play any concerts in support of the album.
Illusion ( Persian: توهم) is the second studio album by the Iranian rapper and singer-songwriter, Shahin Najafi as a solo artist after leaving Tapesh 2012. It was officially released on 19 September 2009 by the German-Iranian Pamas-Verlag publishing house.
Three days prior to the official release of the album, Najafi placed "Vaghti Khoda Khabeh" on his personal blog for free download. He also released a digital version of the entire album on 10 October for Iranian residing inside Iran to download at no cost.
Illusion is a 1967 Croatian film directed by Krsto Papić.
The Illusion series, known in Japan as I Love Mickey Mouse, is a series of platforming video games licensed by Disney and developed/published by Sega exclusively for its consoles Master System, Sega Genesis and Game Gear. The series follows the adventures of Disney's cartoon character Mickey Mouse (sometimes with Donald Duck) between various fantasy worlds. The series includes Castle of Illusion, and its sequels Land of Illusion, World of Illusion and Legend of Illusion. The first two games and the last game were released for Master System and Game Gear, and the first game and the third game were released for Mega Drive.
Illusion is the first release of the Washington based band, Poor Moon. It was released by US label Sub Pop on March 27, 2012.
Illusion is the first Korean EP released by K-POP group ZE:A. The album was released on August 9, 2013.
Illusion is a photograph made by Australian-born landscape photographer, Peter Lik in 2013. In 2014, a print was sold to a private collector for $2.4 million.
The photograph was produced as an Elite Edition 1 of 1. It is an abstract depiction of an outdoor winter setting in Telluride, Colorado.
Lik produced the print on Fujifilm, Fujiflex Crystal Archive - Silver Halide and then placed it in a ½” Optically Clear, Cast Acrylic Frame. The image itself measures 73 1/2”w x 48 1/2”h (186.69 cm x 123.19 cm) while the frame measures 73 ½”w x 48 ½”h x 7/16”d (186.69 cm x 123.19 cm x 1.11 cm).
The 1 of 1 print was acquired by a private collector.
Illusion is a 1929 American Pre-Code drama film directed by Lothar Mendes and written by Richard H. Digges Jr., E. Lloyd Sheldon and Arthur Chesney Train. The film stars Charles 'Buddy' Rogers, Nancy Carroll, June Collyer, Kay Francis, Regis Toomey, Knute Erickson and Eugenie Besserer. The film was released on September 21, 1929, by Paramount Pictures.
Illusion is an Australian rock musical by Peter Carey and Mike Mullins with songs by Carey and Martin Armiger, first performed at the Adelaide Festival of the Arts in 1986.
Illusion is the seventh studio album from Spoken. E1 Music released the album on February 12, 2013. Spoken worked with Jasen Rauch, in the production of this album.
Usage examples of "illusion".
But then I felt the taste of air, a rushing breeze of cool clean air on my face and in my mouth, and I saw that Akan had merely parted the sands of illusion.
Modern thought, then, will contest even its own metaphysical impulses, and show that reflections upon life, labour, and language, in so far as they have value as analytics of finitude, express the end of metaphysics: the philosophy of life denounces metaphysics as a veil of illusion, that of labour denounces it as an alienated form of thought and an ideology, that of language as a cultural episode.
Television viewers watching Sloane during a broadcast had the illusion that the anchorman was in, and part of, the newsroom.
Green, glowing claws reached for the rotted bodies, and black teeth bristled from a gaping maw as the illusion attacked the attackers.
Beyond them great racks of volumes, decimal system markers lit in neon, stretched far away into what was the illusion of a Borgesian infinity.
The illusion of Bourbonism was at that moment, so far as surface appearances went, practically untouched.
She was grateful, at least, for one new factor: as the branches thinned, they moved through increasingly heavy clusters of leaves, and the leaves gave her the comforting illusion that a great protective wall had risen up on either side of the narrow branch.
The walls and ceiling were single-sheet mirrors, and there were no shelves nor cabinetry to interfere with the illusion of volume.
Certainly, to Casanova, the French Revolution represented the complete overthrow of many of his cherished illusions.
Then, holding them up to the light, he fanned the cels until the illusion of movement was created.
With his sight restricted to human range, he could not see even a holodeck wall at the moment-but the Elysian gods produced illusions he could not detect even with all sensors fully functioning.
As Emul jittered out his roundabout proposal, various-sized little bumps of flickercladding kept moving up and down his body, creating the illusion of cubes moving on intricate systems of hinges.
Spider-fine leythium lace gave the illusion of transparency, yet revealed nothing, the illusion of all color that was no color, but a walking shadow of a rainbow.
Losing a fighter around you and going extravehicular did terrible things to the comforting illusions that kept fighter pilots rushing into those cockpits.
Boston back garden, its covelike nature takes him back to California and his once-upon-a-time passage through Filmland, where the two concepts in question -- reality, illusion -- were truly inseparable: even he could no longer tell them apart, and so he nearly lost his way again.