What does Seeming mean?

Definitions for Seeming
ˈsi mɪŋseem·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. apparent(a), ostensible, seeming(a)adjective

    appearing as such but not necessarily so

    "for all his apparent wealth he had no money to pay the rent"; "the committee investigated some apparent discrepancies"; "the ostensible truth of their theories"; "his seeming honesty"


  1. seemingnoun

    outward appearance

  2. seemingnoun

    apprehension; judgement

  3. seemingadjective


Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Seemingnoun

    Etymology: from seem.

    All good seeming,
    By thy revolt, oh husband, shall be thought
    Put on for villainy. William Shakespeare, Cymbeline.

    Give him heedful note;
    And, after, we will both our judgments join
    In censure of his seeming. William Shakespeare, Hamlet.

    For you there’s rosemary and rue; these keep
    Seeming and savour all the Winter long. William Shakespeare.

    Nothing more clear unto their seeming, than that a new Jerusalem, being often spoken of in Scripture, they undoubtedly were themselves that new Jerusalem. Richard Hooker.

    His persuasive words impregn’d
    With reason to her seeming. John Milton.


  1. Seeming

    Seeming is a musical act based in Ithaca, New York. Signed to Artoffact Records, they have released three albums since 2014. Seeming is primarily a project of Alex Reed, working with Aaron Fuleki. Both previously played in the band ThouShaltNot. Reed is associate professor of music at Ithaca College, and previously taught at New York University, The University of Florida, and the College of William & Mary. He has also written several books on music including Assimilate: A Critical History of Industrial Music.The Toronto Star describes Seeming's musical style as "cathedral-sized electronic soundscapes consistently whipped to a windblown frenzy," while elsewhere the band is described as "post-anthropocene gothic funk." Lyrical themes explore evolution, the advancement of humanity, challenging restrictive concepts and rules, the ideals of promoting the greater good over oneself, and the adverse effects of capitalism. The band has recorded with noise artist Merzbow, rapper Sammus, and witch-house act ∆AIMON. Their albums have been co-produced and engineered with avant-garde percussionist Sarah Hennies, Daniel Myer of Haujobb, Paul Kendall, Andrew Sega, Alex Perialas, and Bob Power.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Seeming

    of Seem

  2. Seemingadjective

    having a semblance, whether with or without reality; apparent; specious; befitting; as, seeming friendship; seeming truth

  3. Seemingnoun

    appearance; show; semblance; fair appearance; speciousness

  4. Seemingnoun

    apprehension; judgment

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Seeming in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Seeming in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Seeming in a Sentence

  1. William Shakespeare:

    I am not merry but I do beguile The thing I am, by seeming otherwise.

  2. Mike Reilly:

    I don’t think of plastic surgery as deceptive, but the idea of altering your appearance then seeming more trustworthy is interesting, when your eyes are more open, [you appear] more trustworthy— your parents, like mine, probably told you if you’re making eye contact, you’re not lying.

  3. William of Baskerville:

    So, rather than appear foolish afterward, I renounce seeming clever now.

  4. Thomas Alva Edison:

    Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose, as well as perspiration. Seeming to do is not doing.

  5. William Shakespeare, "Othello", Act 2 scene 1:

    I am not merry; but I do beguileThe thing I am, by seeming otherwise.

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    an impression that something might be the case
    • A. arborolatry
    • B. flair
    • C. hunch
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