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)

    Personal presence; look; aspect; mien.

    And now am come to see . . . It thy appearance answer loud report. u2013 Milton.

    Etymology: From apparence, from apparentia, from appareo.

  2. appearance(Noun)

    apparent likeness; external show; how something appears to others.

    Etymology: From apparence, from apparentia, from appareo.

  3. 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.

    Etymology: From apparence, from apparentia, from appareo.

  4. appearance(Noun)

    The act of appearing or coming into sight; the act of becoming visible to the eye.

    His sudden appearance surprised me.

    Etymology: Borrowed from Middle French apparence, from Latin apparentia, from appareo. Displaced native Middle English wlite ("appearance") .

  5. appearance(Noun)

    A thing seen; a phenomenon; an apparition.

    There was a strange appearance in the sky.

    Etymology: Borrowed from Middle French apparence, from Latin apparentia, from appareo. Displaced native Middle English wlite ("appearance") .

  6. appearance(Noun)

    The way something looks; personal presence

    Synonyms: aspect, mien

    Etymology: Borrowed from Middle French apparence, from Latin apparentia, from appareo. Displaced native Middle English wlite ("appearance") .

  7. appearance(Noun)

    Apparent likeness; the way which something or someone appears to others.

    Some people say I'm shallow because I care so much about my appearance.

    Etymology: Borrowed from Middle French apparence, from Latin apparentia, from appareo. Displaced native Middle English wlite ("appearance") .

  8. appearance(Noun)

    That which is not substance, essence, hypostasis; the outward reality as opposed to the underlying reality

    Catholicism teaches that the Eucharist, while remaining under the physical appearance of bread and wine, becomes really and truly the body and the blood of Christ.

    Etymology: Borrowed from Middle French apparence, from Latin apparentia, from appareo. Displaced native Middle English wlite ("appearance") .

  9. 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.

    A person makes his appearance as an historian, an artist, or an orator.

    Etymology: Borrowed from Middle French apparence, from Latin apparentia, from appareo. Displaced native Middle English wlite ("appearance") .

  10. appearance(Noun)

    An instance of someone coming into a court of law to be part of a trial, either in person or represented by an attorney or such like; a court appearance

    Etymology: Borrowed from Middle French apparence, from Latin apparentia, from appareo. Displaced native Middle English wlite ("appearance") .

  11. 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.

    Etymology: Borrowed from Middle French apparence, from Latin apparentia, from appareo. Displaced native Middle English wlite ("appearance") .

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.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. appearance

    The first making of a land-fall: formerly astronomically used for phenomenon and phase. The day of an officer's first joining a ship after his being appointed.

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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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. Anuj Somany:

    A shameless person cares less literally saying nothing about what the people speak about his/her selfishness and always more concern only about own external appearance and dress.

  2. Andy McKean:

    With the 2020 president election looming on the horizon, I feel as a Republican that I need to be able to support the standard bearer of our party. Unfortunately, that is not something I am able to do, he sets, in my opinion, a poor example for the nation and particularly for our children by personally insulting -- often in a crude and juvenile fashion -- those who disagree with him, being a bully at a time when we we are attempting to discourage bullying, his frequent disregard for the truth and his willingness to ridicule or marginalize people for their appearance, ethnicity or disability.

  3. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    White fire of lust The white fire of lust, in a word juicy. Everything burns from your passion. Competitors are burning in your fire. The magic fire of love, you are the only best gift of the universe. The brutal thirst to be yours. It is useless to stop loving, it is useless to stop dreaming and eat up, to love, to think, you dream again and again. Your body is my eternal thirst and wild lust. Your appearance is like hot sex. My sincere love for you is like eternal, continuous, eternal sex. Your appearance is an aesthetic orgasm of the soul of a universal scale. Your skin color is a powerful magnet. The heat of love and attraction through the body. You are my wild passion, my obsession. In a word, it's hot. It seems that you are a very sexual mirage of my sincere fantasies and desires.

  4. Jeramey Anderson:

    Before you can even get into whether you're a Democrat or Republican, it's your appearance.

  5. Roy Gutterman:

    I can see this popping up more and more, it would be reasonable to see similar suits popping up with the events in Charlottesville. Left-wing protesters clash with conservatives over the scheduled appearance of Milo Yiannopoulos. ( The Associated Press) Last August, a rally in opposition to the removal of a statute of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee on the campus of the University of Virginia turned violent as white supremacists and neo-Nazis clashed with counterprotestors. Heather Heyer, 32, was killed when James Alex Fields Jr. drove a 2010 Dodge Challenger into a crowd on a pedestrian mall. Roy Gutterman predicted the success of any future lawsuit depends on the motives of the plaintiffs, and how the court rules.

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Translations for appearance

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  • 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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