Complete Definition of "appearance"

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English

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Etymology
From F. term|apparence||langfr, from L. term|apparentia||langla, from term|appareo||lang=la.

Pronunciation
(Received Pronunciation|UK) IPA|/əˈpɪəɹəns/
(General American|US) IPA|/əˈpɪɹəns/
audio|en-us-appearance.ogg|Audio (US)
Hyphenation: ap·pear·ance

Noun
en-noun

  1. The act of appearing or coming into sight; the act of becoming visible to the eye; as, his sudden appearance surprised me.
  2. A thing seen; a phenomenon; a phase; an apparition; as, an appearance in the sky.
  3. Personal presence; exhibition of the person; look; aspect; mien.

#: And now am come to see . . . It thy appearance answer loud report. --Milton.

  1. 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.

#: There was upon the tabernacle, as it were, the appearance of fire. --Num. ix. 15.
#: For man looketh on the outward appearance. --1 Sam. xvi. 7.
#: Judge not according to the appearance. --John. vii. 24.

  1. 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.

#: Will he now retire, After appearance, and again prolong Our expectation? --Milton.

  1. law 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. --Burrill. --Bouvier. --Daniell.

Synonyms
air
arrival
aspect
coming
figure
look
manner
mien
presence
pretense
semblance

Related terms
To put in an appearance = to be present; to appear in person.
To save appearances = to preserve a fair outward show.

Translations
trans-top|The act of appearing or coming into sight
Catalan: aparició
Finnish: ilmestyminen, ilmaantuminen
German: Erscheinen n, Auftritt m
Hebrew: הופעה (hofa'a) f
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Kurdish: KUchar|ده‌رپه‌ڕین
Portuguese: aparição f
Spanish: aparición
Swedish: ankomst
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trans-top|A thing seen
Catalan: aparició
Portuguese: aparição f
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Spanish: aparición
Swedish: framträdande
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trans-top|Personal presence
Catalan: aparença
Finnish: julkiasu, ulkomuoto, ulkonäkö
German: Anwesenheit
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Portuguese: aparência f
Spanish: apariencia
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trans-top|Semblance, or apparent likeness
Japanese: 様子 (yōsu)
Portuguese: aparência f
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Swedish: tillstymmelse, sken, utseende
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trans-top|The act of appearing in a particular place, or in society, a company, or any proceedings
Portuguese: aparecimento m
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Swedish: uppträdande, framträdande
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trans-top|The coming into court of either of the parties
Portuguese: comparecimento m
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