Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Appear \Ap*pear"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Appeared; p. pr. & vb. n. Appearing.] [OE. apperen, aperen, OF. aparoir, F. apparoir, fr. L. appar?re to appear + par?reto come forth, to be visible; prob. from the same root as par?re to produce. Cf. Apparent, Parent, Peer, v. i.]
To come or be in sight; to be in view; to become visible.
And God . . . said, Let . . . the dry land appear.
--Gen. i. 9.
To come before the public; as, a great writer appeared at that time.
To stand in presence of some authority, tribunal, or superior person, to answer a charge, plead a cause, or the like; to present one's self as a party or advocate before a court, or as a person to be tried.
We must all appear before the judgment seat.
--[hand] Cor. v. 10.
One ruffian escaped because no prosecutor dared to appear.
To become visible to the apprehension of the mind; to be known as a subject of observation or comprehension, or as a thing proved; to be obvious or manifest.
It doth not yet appear what we shall be.
--1 John iii. 2.
Of their vain contest appeared no end.
To seem; to have a certain semblance; to look.
They disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast.
--Matt. vi. 1
Syn: To seem; look. See Seem.
Appear \Ap*pear"\, n.
v. 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" [syn: look, seem]
come into sight or view; "He suddenly appeared at the wedding"; "A new star appeared on the horizon" [ant: disappear]
be issued or published; "Did your latest book appear yet?"; "The new Woody Allen film hasn't come out yet" [syn: come out]
seem to be true, probable, or apparent; "It seems that he is very gifted"; "It appears that the weather in California is very bad" [syn: seem]
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"
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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Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
late 13c., "to come into view," from stem of Old French aparoir (12c., Modern French apparoir) "appear, come to light, come forth," from Latin apparere "to appear, come in sight, make an appearance," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + parere "to come forth, be visible." Of persons, "present oneself," late 14c. Meaning "seem, have a certain appearance" is late 14c. Related: Appeared; appearing.
vb. (label en intransitive) To come or be in sight; to be in view; to become visible.
Usage examples of "appear".
Q Factor Aberrants has not previously been observed to lead to aberrancy in the offspring of such alliances, since the aberrant factors do not appear to be inherited to any significant extent.
Weavers travelled from town to village to city, appearing at festivals or gatherings, teaching the common folk to recognise the Aberrant in their midst, urging them to give up the creatures that hid among them.
Hutchinson has little leisure for much praise of the natural beauty of sky and landscape, but now and then in her work there appears an abiding sense of the pleasantness of the rural world--in her day an implicit feeling rather than an explicit.
If he was gravely suspected, and refused to appear when he was summoned to answer for his faith, and was therefore excommunicated and had endured that excommunication obstinately for a year, but becomes penitent, let him be admitted, and abjure all heresy, in the manner explained in the sixth method of pronouncing sentence.
But if he shall appear, and not consent to abjure, let him be delivered as a truly impenitent heretic to the secular Court, as was explained in the tenth method.
These protected the main bodies by a process of ablation so that to the opposition each man appeared to flare up under fire like a living torch.
Then at last scraps of weed appeared to him, and then pieces of wood, abob in the water.
We have received information, from what appears to be a very reliable source, that you have obtained the Aboriginal scholarship under false pretences.
Initially, she appeared to have some bruising beneath one eye and faint scratches and abrasions on one knee.
Beyond, the woods and hills of the tiny world appeared to drop with an increasing, breath-taking abruptness, so that he felt as if he were perched insecurely on the top of a great green ball, afloat in a chasm of starry purple-blue.
Zaginaws landed, till now, when he saw that man in black, who appeared to be the Eternal Emperor himself, abseil out the window.
With a few thousand absentee ballots still uncounted and Republican Perry Hooper appearing to be ahead, the Democrats rushed into court to ask a judge to change the rules.
While they worked, Lukien leaned against the wagon, absently watching the stars appear.
But the point is that, where there once appeared a single and absolutely unbridgeable gap between the world of matter and the world of lifea gap that posed a completely unsolvable problemthere now appeared only a series of minigaps.
It appears from these several facts that digitaline causes inflection, and poisons the glands which absorb a moderately large amount.