Definitions for appear

Definitions for (verb) appear

Main entry: appear

Definition: come into sight or view

Usage: He suddenly appeared at the wedding; A new star appeared on the horizon

Main entry: appear, come along

Definition: come into being or existence, or appear on the scene

Usage: Then the computer came along and changed our lives; Homo sapiens appeared millions of years ago

Main entry: appear, come out

Definition: be issued or published

Usage: Did your latest book appear yet?; The new Woody Allen film hasn't come out yet

Main entry: appear

Definition: appear as a character on stage or appear in a play, etc.

Usage: Gielgud appears briefly in this movie; She appeared in `Hamlet' on the London stage

Main entry: seem, look, appear

Definition: give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect

Usage: 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

Main entry: appear, seem

Definition: seem to be true, probable, or apparent

Usage: It seems that he is very gifted; It appears that the weather in California is very bad

Main entry: appear

Definition: present oneself formally, as before a (judicial) authority

Usage: He had to appear in court last month; She appeared on several charges of theft

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