verb give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect
- She seems to be sleeping
- This appears to be a very difficult problem
- This project looks fishy
- They appeared like people who had not eaten or slept for a long time
verb come into sight or view
- He suddenly appeared at the wedding
- A new star appeared on the horizon
verb be issued or published
- Did your latest book appear yet?
- The new Woody Allen film hasn't come out yet
verb seem to be true, probable, or apparent
- It seems that he is very gifted
- It appears that the weather in California is very bad
verb come into being or existence, or appear on the scene
- Then the computer came along and changed our lives
- Homo sapiens appeared millions of years ago
verb appear as a character on stage or appear in a play, etc.
- Gielgud appears briefly in this movie
- She appeared in `Hamlet' on the London stage
verb present oneself formally, as before a (judicial) authority
- He had to appear in court last month
- She appeared on several charges of theft
Ap*pear" intransitive verb
, OF. aparoir
, F. apparoir
, fr. L. apparre
to appear + parre
to come forth, to be visible; prob. from the same root as parre
to produce. Cf. Apparent
, v. i.
imperfect & past participle Appeared present participle & verbal noun Appearing
- To come or be in sight; to be in view; to become visible.
And God . . . said, Let . . . the dry land appear.
Gen. i. 9.
- To come before the public; as, a great writer appeared at that time.
- To stand in presence of some authority, tribunal, or superior person, to answer a charge, plead a cause, or the like; to present one's self as a party or advocate before a court, or as a person to be tried.
We must all appear before the judgment seat.
* Cor. v. 10.
One ruffian escaped because no prosecutor dared to appear.
- To become visible to the apprehension of the mind; to be known as a subject of observation or comprehension, or as a thing proved; to be obvious or manifest.
It doth not yet appear what we shall be.
1 John iii. 2.
Of their vain contest appeared no end.
- To seem; to have a certain semblance; to look.
They disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast.
Matt. vi. 16.
Syn. -- To seem; look. See Seem.
- Appearance. Obs.
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