Definitions for appearəˈpɪər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ap•pear*əˈpɪər(v.i.)

  1. to come into sight; become visible:

    A man suddenly appeared in the doorway.

  2. to have the appearance of being:

    to appear wise.

  3. to be obvious or easily perceived:

    It appears you are right.

  4. to come before the public:

    She appeared in movies.

  5. to put in an appearance; show up:

    appeared briefly at the party.

  6. to come into being:

    Speech appears in the child's first or second year.

  7. to come before a tribunal, esp. as a party or counsel to a proceeding.

    Category: Law

* Syn: See seem.

Origin of appear:

1250–1300; =ap-1+parere be visible < AF, OF aper-, tonic s. of apare(i)r, apparoir < L appārēre to be seen

Princeton's WordNet

  1. look, appear, seem(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"

  2. appear(verb)

    come into sight or view

    "He suddenly appeared at the wedding"; "A new star appeared on the horizon"

  3. appear, come out(verb)

    be issued or published

    "Did your latest book appear yet?"; "The new Woody Allen film hasn't come out yet"

  4. appear, seem(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"

  5. appear, come along(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"

  6. appear(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"

  7. appear(verb)

    present oneself formally, as before a (judicial) authority

    "He had to appear in court last month"; "She appeared on several charges of theft"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. appear(verb)əˈpɪər

    to seem to be, or to look as if

    He appeared tired and distracted.; There appears to have been a mistake.; It appears that she left yesterday.

  2. appearəˈpɪər

    to become visible

    Clouds appeared in the sky.

  3. appearəˈpɪər

    to begin to exist

    Stoves did not appear until the 18th century.

  4. appearəˈpɪər

    to come to a place; = arrive

    He'll appear late as usual.

  5. appearəˈpɪər

    to perform in public

    She appeared in a play on Broadway.

Wiktionary

  1. appear(Verb)

    To come or be in sight; to be in view; to become visible.

  2. appear(Verb)

    To come before the public.

    A great writer appeared at that time.

  3. appear(Verb)

    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.

  4. appear(Verb)

    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.

  5. appear(Verb)

    To seem; to have a certain semblance; to look.

    He appeared quite happy with the result.

  6. Origin: From apperen, aperen, from aparoir ( apparoir, apparaître), from apparere, from ad + parere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Appear(verb)

    to come or be in sight; to be in view; to become visible

  2. Appear(verb)

    to come before the public; as, a great writer appeared at that time

  3. Appear(verb)

    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

  4. Appear(verb)

    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

  5. Appear(verb)

    to seem; to have a certain semblance; to look

  6. Appear(noun)

    appearance

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'appear' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #880

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'appear' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2064

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'appear' in Verbs Frequency: #67


Translations for appear

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

appear(verb)

to come into view

A man suddenly appeared round the corner.

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