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, 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"

Wiktionary

  1. appear(Verb)

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

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

  2. appear(Verb)

    To come before the public.

    A great writer appeared at that time.

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

  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.

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

  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.

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

  5. appear(Verb)

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

    He appeared quite happy with the result.

    Etymology: 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

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  

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

How to pronounce appear?

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How to say appear in sign language?

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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. Sharon Stocker:

    I think these are probably people who were very sophisticated for their time, they have come out of a place in history where there were few luxury items and imported goods. And all of a sudden at the time of the first tholos tombs, luxury items appear in Greece.

  2. Major Gen. Robert F. Dees:

    There are just certain realities where men can do certain things better, women can do certain things better, we don't need to throw everybody into every position as an experiment just because we're trying to be appear to be fair to everyone.

  3. The IEA:

    For this reason, producers are likely to grow still more competitive on pricing, sour crude markets appear especially oversupplied with discounts versus sweet grades widening. Europe is awash with competing sour crudes from the FSU (former Soviet Union) and Middle East and U.S. sour crudes remained depressed by refinery maintenance.

  4. Mark Toney:

    PG&E is going to have a much harder time because it doesn't appear that they've learned any lessons.

  5. Chris Lehane:

    At this point she is already considered by voters as a candidate in full and, as a result, a story like this is one is viewed through such a prism by voters, for those outside of D.C., this is just the latest in a long string of partisan he saids, she saids that is hard to follow and does not appear especially relevant to their lives.

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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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