Definition of APPEAR

verb : APPEAR

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) 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. (

    ) come into sight or view; "He suddenly appeared at the wedding"; "A new star appeared on the horizon" ;

  • 3. (

    ) be issued or published; "Did your latest book appear yet?"; "The new Woody Allen film hasn't come out yet" ;

  • 4. (

    ) 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. (

    ) 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 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. (

    ) present oneself formally, as before a (judicial) authority; "He had to appear in court last month"; "She appeared on several charges of theft" ;

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