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

    Come into sight.

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

    Submitted by MaryC on February 5, 2020  
  2. appear

    To be visible.

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

    Submitted by MaryC on April 26, 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. Anuj Somany:

    A mind who is materialistic by nature can’t ever find own heart in the work, so s/he may appear effective only for the time being but could never truly be a productive person or a creative soul.

  2. Joseph Tacopina:

    Police said the rapper spent the night in central booking and would appear before a judge on Friday. Joseph Tacopina, Meek’s lawyer, told the New YorkDaily News that Mill was arrested because of Joseph Tacopina celebrity status. ‘ LION KING ’ PRODUCER REVEALS BOMBSHELL : MUFASA AND SCAR ARE NOT BROTHERS It really stinks of obvious targeting an individual who is a celebrity and maybe who law enforcement don't like, and it's not what the system is supposed to be about, Joseph Tacopina said. If his name was John Smith, he wouldn't have even been arrested.

  3. David Smilde:

    Giving Ceballos home incarceration and Baduel parole are positive gestures the government is making that can dampen some criticism, of course the elephant in the room is the incarceration of Leopoldo Lopez but the government does not appear willing to cede on that point for the time being.

  4. William Zhou:

    If surveillance cameras are placed in public places, there's no problem -- they can monitor and deter unlawful acts. But they shouldn't appear in our private spaces, i can't bear the thought that our everyday lives are completely exposed to the government's scrutiny.

  5. Zheng Churan:

    In Taiwan, many female political candidates came from the feminist movement, on the mainland, there does not appear to be any space for people involved in social movements to enter the political system.

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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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