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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Appear  \Ap*pear"\,  n. 
  Appearance.  [Obs.]  --J.  Fletcher. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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.] 
  1.  To  come  or  be  in  sight;  to  be  in  view;  to  become  visible. 
 
  And  God  .  .  .  said  Let  .  .  .  the  dry  land  appear. 
  --Gen.  i.  9. 
 
  2.  To  come  before  the  public;  as  a  great  writer  appeared  at 
  that  time. 
 
  3.  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.  --Macaulay. 
 
  4.  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  --Milton. 
 
  5.  To  seem;  to  have  a  certain  semblance;  to  look 
 
  They  disfigure  their  faces,  that  they  may  appear 
  unto  men  to  fast  --Matt.  vi 
  16. 
 
  Syn:  To  seem;  look  See  {Seem}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  appear 
  v  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"  [syn:  {look},  {seem}] 
  2:  come  into  sight  or  view;  "He  suddenly  appeared  at  the 
  wedding";  "A  new  star  appeared  on  the  horizon"  [ant:  {disappear}] 
  3:  be  issued  or  published,  as  of  news  in  a  paper,  a  book,  or  a 
  movie;  "Did  your  latest  book  appear  yet?"  "The  new  Woody 
  Allen  film  hasn't  come  out  yet"  [syn:  {come  out}] 
  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"  [syn:  {seem}] 
  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"  [syn:  {come  along}] 
  [ant:  {vanish}] 
  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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