browse words by letter
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
appearing

more about appearing

appearing


  2  definitions  found 
 
  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]: 
 
  appearing 
  n  :  formal  attendance  (in  court  or  at  a  hearing)  of  a  party  in 
  an  action  [syn:  {appearance},  {coming  into  court}] 




more about appearing