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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.



    The Electronic Medical Records and Genomics Network (abbreviated the eMERGE Network) is a consortium of American medical institutions dedicated to advancing the use of electronic medical records for genomics research. It was established in 2007 and is funded by the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI). eMERGE's Administrative Coordinating Center is located at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.eMERGE's first phase, known as eMERGE-I, began after the NHGRI awarded grants to five institutions: Group Health Cooperative, Marshfield Clinic, Mayo Clinic, Northwestern University, and Vanderbilt University. The second phase, eMERGE-II, began in August 2011, involving the same five sites as phase I plus two new ones: the Geisinger Clinic and Mount Sinai School of Medicine.


  1. emerge

    To emerge is to come forth into view or notice, as from concealment, hiding or obscurity. It can also refer to coming into existence, developing, or rising from an inferior or unseen state or condition. Additionally, in a natural context, it can mean coming out from a source such as a plant emerging from a seed.

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. Thilo Koslowski:

    Among the automakers there will be two camps: those who understand this space, and those who give outside technology companies access to the center stack of the vehicle. Those companies will emerge in the next five years.

  2. Robert E. Kahn:

    New capabilities emerge just by virtue of having smart people with access to state-of-the-art technology.

  3. Marcel Proust:

    Only through art can we emerge from ourselves and know what another person sees.

  4. Robert M. Pirsig:

    You look at where you're going and where you are and it never makes sense, but then you look back at where you've been and a pattern seems to emerge. And if you project forward from that pattern, then sometimes you can come up with something.

  5. Thilo Koslowski:

    Among the automakers there will be two camps: those who understand this space, and those who give outside technology companies access to the centre stack of the vehicle. Those companies will emerge in the next five years.

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