Definitions of appearance

  1. 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"
  2. outward or visible aspect of a person or thing
  3. a mental representation; " I tried to describe his appearance to the police"
  4. The act of appearing or coming into sight; the act of becoming visible to the eye; as, his sudden appearance surprised me.
  5. A thing seed; a phenomenon; a phase; an apparition; as, an appearance in the sky.
  6. Personal presence; exhibition of the person; look; aspect; mien.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Probability; likelihood.
  10. 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.
  11. The act of appearing: the thing seen: apparent likeness: arrival: show.
  12. Coming in sight; that which appears; probability; show.
  13. An appearing; that which appears; aspect; semblance; indication; advent; publication.
  14. The act of appearing; the thing seen; a phenomenon; apparent likeness; semblance; outward show; introduction to the public in a particular character; look and bearing. A coming into court.
  15. A coming in sight; the thing seen; the look of a person or thing; pretence; show.
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