Definitions for appearanceəˈpɪər əns

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. appearance, visual aspect(noun)

    outward or visible aspect of a person or thing

  2. appearance(noun)

    the event of coming into sight

  3. appearance, appearing, coming into court(noun)

    formal attendance (in court or at a hearing) of a party in an action

  4. appearance(noun)

    a mental representation

    "I tried to describe his appearance to the police"

  5. appearance(noun)

    the act of appearing in public view

    "the rookie made a brief appearance in the first period"; "it was Bernhardt's last appearance in America"

  6. appearance, show(noun)

    pretending that something is the case in order to make a good impression

    "they try to keep up appearances"; "that ceremony is just for show"

Wiktionary

  1. appearance(Noun)

    The act of appearing or coming into sight; the act of becoming visible to the eye.

    His sudden appearance surprised me.

  2. appearance(Noun)

    A thing seen; a phenomenon; an apparition.

    There was a strange appearance in the sky.

  3. appearance(Noun)

    Personal presence; look; aspect; mien.

    And now am come to see . . . It thy appearance answer loud report. u2013 Milton.

  4. appearance(Noun)

    apparent likeness; external show; how something appears to others.

  5. appearance(Noun)

    The act of appearing in a particular place, or in society, a company, or any proceedings; a coming before the public in a particular character.

  6. appearance(Noun)

    The coming into court of either of the parties; the being present in court; the coming into court of a party summoned in an action, either by himself or by his attorney, expressed by a formal entry by the proper officer to that effect; the act or proceeding by which a party proceeded against places himself before the court, and submits to its jurisdiction.

  7. appearance(Noun)

    , chiefly used by nurses: the act of defecation by a patient.

    The patient had a small bowel obstruction and there was no appearance until after the obstruction resolved.

  8. Origin: From apparence, from apparentia, from appareo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Appearance(noun)

    the act of appearing or coming into sight; the act of becoming visible to the eye; as, his sudden appearance surprised me

  2. Appearance(noun)

    a thing seed; a phenomenon; a phase; an apparition; as, an appearance in the sky

  3. Appearance(noun)

    personal presence; exhibition of the person; look; aspect; mien

  4. Appearance(noun)

    semblance, or apparent likeness; external show. pl. Outward signs, or circumstances, fitted to make a particular impression or to determine the judgment as to the character of a person or a thing, an act or a state; as, appearances are against him

  5. Appearance(noun)

    the act of appearing in a particular place, or in society, a company, or any proceedings; a coming before the public in a particular character; as, a person makes his appearance as an historian, an artist, or an orator

  6. Appearance(noun)

    probability; likelihood

  7. Appearance(noun)

    the coming into court of either of the parties; the being present in court; the coming into court of a party summoned in an action, either by himself or by his attorney, expressed by a formal entry by the proper officer to that effect; the act or proceeding by which a party proceeded against places himself before the court, and submits to its jurisdiction

Freebase

  1. Appearance

    In law, appearance is the coming into court of either of the parties to a lawsuit, and/or the formal act by which a defendant submits himself to the jurisdiction of the court.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'appearance' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1850

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'appearance' in Nouns Frequency: #714

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of appearance in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of appearance in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Confucius:

    Fine words and an insinuating appearance are seldom associated with true virtue.

  2. Aldous Huxley:

    The vast majority of human beings dislike and even dread all notions with which they are not familiar. Hence it comes about that at their first appearance innovators have always been devided as fools and madmen.

  3. Body Image Expert Sarah Maria:

    These types of shows can certainly encourage girls and women to focus even more on appearance obsession, this is partly due to the fact that our society is already extremely appearance-focused and image-obsessed.

  4. Jeffrey Spiegel:

    There is no treatment that makes a person’s brain match their external appearance, but they can make their external appearance match their internal feelings, transsexuals want to be seen as the gender they feel inside.

  5. Clyde Kluckhohn:

    Anthropology provides a scientific basis for dealing with the crucial dilemma of the world today how can peoples of different appearance, mutually unintelligible languages, and dissimilar ways of life get along peaceably together

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Translations for appearance

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • شكل, مظهرArabic
  • явяване, външен вид, явление, прилика, външност, появяванеBulgarian
  • aparició, aparençaCatalan, Valencian
  • vzhled, objevení seCzech
  • Erscheinen, Aussehen, AuftrittGerman
  • aperaĵoEsperanto
  • aparición, aparienciaSpanish
  • ilmaantuminen, ilmestyminen, ulkomuoto, ulkonäkö, julkiasuFinnish
  • comparution, apparition, apparenceFrench
  • comharthaí sóirt, comharthaí, comharthaí aithne, nochtadh, cruth, cuma, dealramhIrish
  • taisbeanadh, coltasScottish Gaelic
  • הופעהHebrew
  • रूपHindi
  • արտաքինArmenian
  • penampilanIndonesian
  • comparsa, apparizione, aria, aspetto, comparizione, visione, apparenza, presentazione, cera, sembianzaItalian
  • 様子, 外観, 出現, 見掛けJapanese
  • aanblik, verschijningDutch
  • iʼnoolinígííNavajo, Navaho
  • aparycja, zjawisko, wyglądPolish
  • comparecimento, aparência, aparecimento, apariçãoPortuguese
  • apariție, prezentare, înfățișare, viziune, ivire, aparență, aspectRomanian
  • появление, внешний вид, явление, явка, внешностьRussian
  • pojavljivanje, vanjština, pojava, izgledSerbo-Croatian
  • tillstymmelse, framträdande, utseende, ankomst, sken, uppträdandeSwedish
  • xuất hiệnVietnamese
  • 外形Chinese

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