Definitions of aspect

  1. the beginning or duration or completion or repetition of the action of a verb
  2. the expression on a person's face; " a sad expression"; " a look of triumph"; " an angry face"
  3. a distinct feature or element in a problem; " he studied every facet of the question"
  4. the visual percept of a region; " the most desirable feature of the park are the beautiful views"
  5. a characteristic to be considered
  6. The act of looking; vision; gaze; glance.
  7. Look, or particular appearance of the face; countenance; mien; air.
  8. Appearance to the eye or the mind; look; view.
  9. Position or situation with regard to seeing; that position which enables one to look in a particular direction; position in relation to the points of the compass; as, a house has a southern aspect, that is, a position which faces the south.
  10. Prospect; outlook.
  11. The situation of planets or stars with respect to one another, or the angle formed by the rays of light proceeding from them and meeting at the eye; the joint look of planets or stars upon each other or upon the earth.
  12. The influence of the stars for good or evil; as, an ill aspect.
  13. To behold; to look at.
  14. A view of a plane from a given direction, usually from above; more exactly, the manner of presentation of a plane to a fluid through which it is moving or to a current. If an immersed plane meets a current of fluid long side foremost, or in broadside aspect, it sustains more pressure than when placed short side foremost. Hence, long narrow wings are more effective than short broad ones of the same area.
  15. Visual or mental appearance; look; mien; air; outlook or prospect; appearance; view.
  16. Look: view: appearance: position in relation to the points of the compass: the situation of one planet with respect to another, as seen from the earth.
  17. Look; appearance; front.
  18. Appearance; mien; look; view; exposure; outlook.
  19. Look; view; appearance. Position as regards the points of the compass; the situation of one planet with respect to another.
  20. Look; appearance; position or situation; view.
  21. Look, appearance, point of view.

Usage examples for aspect

  1. But, he had never seen his friend in his present aspect: he had never at all known him in his present character. – A Tale of Two Cities A Story of the French Revolution by Charles Dickens
  2. That dreamed he that a man came to him glorious of aspect and asked whither he was bound and the man named some town or other. – Folklore as an Historical Science by George Laurence Gomme
  3. A moment ago, and everything wore a smiling aspect; now, my mind is tortured by fear and anxiety. – The Amulet by Hendrik Conscience
  4. No sooner had she secured them than the aspect of their home was changed. – The Chinese Boy and Girl by Isaac Taylor Headland
  5. The room presented a very different aspect from that which it usually wore. – Amy Herbert by Elizabeth Sewell
  6. Such is their aspect in dry weather. – The Earth as Modified by Human Action by George P. Marsh
  7. This was the aspect of him that she loved best. – The Happiest Time of Their Lives by Alice Duer Miller
  8. His aspect was that of living sorrow and melancholy. – Under the Rose by Frederic Stewart Isham
  9. The future alone had changed its aspect. – Cinq Mars, Complete by Alfred de Vigny Last Updated: March 3, 2009
  10. How the whole aspect of the world had been changed in a moment by Thorndyke's revelation! – The Eye of Osiris by R. Austin Freeman
  11. On the side of Italy the aspect of affairs was almost as dark. – The History of Napoleon Buonaparte by John Gibson Lockhart
  12. I am going to show you West Point in its winter aspect. – Nature's Serial Story by E. P. Roe
  13. The aspect of my heaven on earth is beginning to alter. – The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins
  14. Nevertheless she had the aspect of perfect health. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  15. But his aspect had changed, and his voice took another note. – Elizabeth's Campaign by Mrs. Humphrey Ward
  16. You will get accustomed to see her under the aspect which alone she can hence forth bear to you: that of a handsome girl- there are thousands such in Egypt,- and the betrothed of another. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  17. There was something in his dark, cool, stiff English aspect that gave her a curious feeling of relief. – The Adventures of Sally by P. G. Wodehouse
  18. Perhaps this experience may interest some youthful readers in England, where the serious aspect of matters in the East is always discussed. – In the Yellow Sea by Henry Frith