What does appearance mean?

Definitions for appearance
əˈpɪər ənsap·pear·ance

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

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

How to pronounce appearance?

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    Australian
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How to say appearance in sign language?

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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

Examples of appearance in a Sentence

  1. Phaedrus:

    First appearance deceives many.

  2. Kedar Joshi:

    Man is an appearance; God is a reality.

  3. Horace:

    The appearance of right oft leads us wrong.

  4. Tom Zegan:

    Most people choose appearance over reality.

  5. Christopher Lasch:

    Nothing succeeds like the appearance of success.

Images & Illustrations of appearance

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Popularity rank by frequency of use

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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
  • தோற்றம்Tamil
  • xuất hiệnVietnamese
  • 外形Chinese

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