What does appear mean?

Definitions for appear
əˈpɪərap·pear

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word appear.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. look, appear, seemverb

    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. appearverb

    come into sight or view

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

  3. appear, come outverb

    be issued or published

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

  4. appear, seemverb

    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 alongverb

    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. appearverb

    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. appearverb

    present oneself formally, as before a (judicial) authority

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

Wiktionary

  1. appearverb

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

  2. appearverb

    To come before the public.

    A great writer appeared at that time.

  3. appearverb

    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. appearverb

    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. appearverb

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

    He appeared quite happy with the result.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Appearverb

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

  2. Appearverb

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

  3. Appearverb

    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. Appearverb

    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. Appearverb

    to seem; to have a certain semblance; to look

  6. Appearnoun

    appearance

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Appear

    ap-pēr′, v.i. to become visible: to present one's self formally before an authority or tribunal, hence to act as the representative or counsel for another: to be manifest: to be in one's opinion, to seem: to come into view, to come before the public, to be published (of a book): to seem though not real.—ns. Appear′ance, the act of appearing, e.g. in court to prosecute or answer a charge: the publication of a book: the effect of appearing conspicuously, show, parade: the condition of that which appears, form, aspect: outward look or show: a natural phenomenon: an apparition; Appear′er, one that appears: one who puts in an appearance in court.—It appears (impers.).—To all appearance, so far as appears to any one; To keep up appearances, to keep up an outward show with intent to conceal the absence of the inward reality; To put in an appearance, to appear in person. [Through Fr. from L. apparē-read, to, parēre, paritum, to come forth.]

Editors Contribution

  1. appear

    Be visible.

    It is clear we appear to be so loving, united, joyful and supportive to each other, we are so grateful.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 26, 2020  
  2. appear

    To sight.

    The sun can appear in the morning and what an amazing sight.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 5, 2020  

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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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of appear in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of appear in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of appear in a Sentence

  1. Derek McCole:

    As these different ways of trading the close appear, that could potentially weaken the existing closing structure if liquidity gravitates away from the primary market onto these other mechanisms.

  2. Susan Collins:

    Their vision of a more perfect union does not exist today, and if anything, we appear to be moving farther away from it.

  3. Jeffrey Movit:

    Despite this, Ms. Germanotta’s counsel continues to refuse to provide [ him ] with a date for Stefani Germanotta deposition and claims that Stefani Germanotta can not appear for a deposition because Stefani Germanotta is commencing Stefani Germanotta world tour on Aug. 1, 2017.

  4. Edward Friedland:

    After several inquiries by the Court, Metropolitan Correctional Center were notified late today of the BOP's plans to close the facility, metropolitan Correctional Center will be meeting with BOP officials to review their plan so that Metropolitan Correctional Center can ensure all necessary access for attorneys to their clients and the ability for defendants to appear in a timely fashion as required by the court.

  5. Le Quéré:

    These figures are certainly not typical of the growth trajectory seen since 2000 where the annual growth in emissions was between 2 and 3 percent, what we are now seeing is that emissions appear to have stalled and they could even decline slightly in 2015.

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Translations for appear

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  • ظهر, بدا, يبدوArabic
  • з’явіцца, з’яўляццаBelarusian
  • явявам се, появявам се, показвам сеBulgarian
  • aparèixer, sortir, semblarCatalan, Valencian
  • objevit, vypadatCzech
  • ymddangosWelsh
  • aussehen, erscheinen, einleuchten, auftreten, auftauchenGerman
  • dzeEwe
  • εμφανίζομαι, φαίνομαιGreek
  • aperi, aspektiEsperanto
  • parecer, aparecer, comparecerSpanish
  • به نظر می رسدPersian
  • näyttää, ilmestyäFinnish
  • paraître, apparaître, semblerFrench
  • coimhead, nochdScottish Gaelic
  • הופיע, נראהHebrew
  • दिखनाHindi
  • sanbleHaitian Creole
  • látszik, megjelenik, tűnik, feltűnikHungarian
  • apparerInterlingua
  • munculIndonesian
  • aparar, aspektarIdo
  • birtast, birtaIcelandic
  • apparireItalian
  • ように見える, 思われる, 現れる, らしい, そうJapanese
  • compareo, prodeo, provenio, simulo, coorior, similo, orior, videor, appareo, pareo, prodioLatin
  • ປະກົດLao
  • whakaaranga, tahakua, pokeMāori
  • verschijnen, haar opwachting maken, optreden, blijken, lijken, zijn opwachting makenDutch
  • pojawić się, zdawać się, pojawiać się, zjawiać się, zjawić sięPolish
  • semelhar, surgir, comparecer, aparecer, parecer, aparentarPortuguese
  • apărea, părea, da impresiaRomanian
  • предстать, появляться, видеться, появиться, являться, показаться, казаться, привидеться, явиться, представатьRussian
  • pojaviti, ukazati, doći, nastupiti, istupitiSerbo-Croatian
  • objaviťSlovak
  • framträda, se ut, komma i ljuset, komma i dagen, dyka uppSwedish
  • з'являтися, з'явитисяUkrainian
  • دکھایاUrdu

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