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Princeton's WordNet

  1. emergeverb

    come out into view, as from concealment

    "Suddenly, the proprietor emerged from his office"

  2. issue, emerge, come out, come forth, go forth, egressverb

    come out of

    "Water issued from the hole in the wall"; "The words seemed to come out by themselves"

  3. emergeverb

    become known or apparent

    "Some nice results emerged from the study"

  4. emergeverb

    come up to the surface of or rise

    "He felt new emotions emerge"

  5. come forth, emergeverb

    happen or occur as a result of something


  1. emergeverb

    To come into view.

  2. emergeverb

    To come out of a situation, object or a liquid.

  3. emergeverb

    To become known.

    Gradually the truth emerged.

  4. Etymology: From emerger, from emergere, from e-, a variant of ex-, + mergo

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To EMERGEverb

    Etymology: emergo, Latin.

    They emerged, to the upper part of the spirit of wine, as much of them as lay immersed in the spirit. Boyle.

    The mountains emerged, and became dry land again, when the waters, after their violent agitation was abated, retired into the lower places. Thomas Burnet, Theory of the Earth.

    Thetis, not unmindful of her son,
    Emerging from the deep, to beg her boon,
    Pursu’d their track. John Dryden, Homer.

    If the prism was turned about its axis that way, which made the rays emerge more obliquely out of the second refracting surface of the prism, the image soon became an inch or two longer or more. Isaac Newton, Opt.

    Darkness, we see, emerges into light;
    And shining suns descend to sable night. John Dryden, Fables.

    When, from dewy shade emerging bright,
    Aurora streaks the sky with orient light,
    Let each deplore his dead. Alexander Pope, Odyssey, b. iv. l. 470.

    Then from antient gloom emerg’d
    A rising world. James Thomson, Summer, l. 995.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Emergeverb

    to rise out of a fluid; to come forth from that in which anything has been plunged, enveloped, or concealed; to issue and appear; as, to emerge from the water or the ocean; the sun emerges from behind the moon in an eclipse; to emerge from poverty or obscurity

  2. Etymology: [L. emergere, emersum; e out + mergere to dip, plunge. See Merge.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Emerge

    e-mėrj′, v.i. to rise out of: to issue or come forth: to reappear after being concealed: to come into view: to result.—ns. Emer′gence, Emer′gency, act of emerging: sudden appearance: an unexpected occurrence: pressing necessity; Emer′gency-man, a man provided for any special service, esp. in Irish evictions, and in saving the crops and other property of men boycotted.—adj. Emer′gent, emerging: suddenly appearing: arising unexpectedly: urgent.—adv. Emer′gently.—n. Emer′sion, act of emerging: (astron.) the reappearance of a heavenly body after being eclipsed by another or by the sun's brightness. [L. emergĕre, emersume, out of, mergĕre, to plunge.]

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    Rank popularity for the word 'emerge' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4322

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    Rank popularity for the word 'emerge' in Verbs Frequency: #273

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of emerge in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of emerge in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of emerge in a Sentence

  1. Kenjiro Sano:

    I take a lot of time with every design, nurturing them like children. So for this kind of talk to emerge is really unfortunate and kind of sad, if you're creative, you never start from zero and are influenced by a lot of things just through daily life. But it's also a point of pride that as somebody creative, you would never plagiarize.

  2. Neil Saunders:

    As many consumers emerge from this crisis, their willingness to pay full price for apparel will be reduced, this plays right into the hands.

  3. H.W. Mann:

    As awareness unfolds, higher levels of consciousness emerge. As our consciousness rises, so does the energetic field around us. This field influences the people attracted to us, how people respond to us, what events are attracted to us, and what opportunities present themselves. People and events of similar energetic fields resonate with each other. Attraction also occurs when energies are complementary. Conscious energy creates our physical reality and our experience.

  4. Howie Lee:

    All is not well with the Chinese economy, there is just so much pessimism attached to this move (yuan devaluation). For China to emerge and start a fresh currency war when they previously didn't, smacks of desperation.

  5. Matthew Speakman:

    It's going to take more than increased construction to completely emerge from the ongoing and historic inventory shortage, but more home building certainly won't hurt, for now, it appears that builders are game for the challenge.

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