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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Appearance  \Ap*pear"ance\,  n.  [F.  apparence,  L.  apparentia  fr 
  apparere  See  {Appear}.] 
  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  seed;  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. 
 
  4.  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. 
 
  5.  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. 
 
  6.  Probability;  likelihood.  [Obs.] 
 
  There  is  that  which  hath  no  appearance.  --Bacon. 
 
  7.  (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. 
 
  {To  put  in  an  appearance},  to  be  present;  to  appear  in 
  person. 
 
  {To  save  appearances},  to  preserve  a  fair  outward  show 
 
  Syn:  Coming;  arrival;  presence;  semblance;  pretense;  air; 
  look  manner;  mien;  figure;  aspect. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  appearance 
  n  1:  outward  or  visible  aspect  of  a  person  or  thing  [syn:  {visual 
  aspect}] 
  2:  the  event  of  coming  into  sight  [ant:  {disappearance}] 
  3:  formal  attendance  (in  court  or  at  a  hearing)  of  a  party  in 
  an  action  [syn:  {appearing},  {coming  into  court}] 
  4:  a  mental  representation;  "I  tried  to  describe  his  appearance 
  to  the  police" 
  5:  the  act  of  appearing  in  public  view;  "the  rookie  made  a 
  brief  appearance  in  the  first  period";  "it  was  Bernhardt's 
  last  appearance  in  America"  [ant:  {disappearance}] 
  6:  pretending  that  something  is  the  case  in  order  to  make  a 
  good  impression;  "they  try  to  keep  up  appearances";  "that 
  ceremony  is  just  for  show"  [syn:  {show}] 




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