appearance

  • 1 appearance — ap·pear·ance n 1: the presentation of oneself in court as a party to or as an attorney for a party to a lawsuit; also: a document filed in court by an attorney declaring his or her representation of a party to a lawsuit see also general… …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 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. [1913 Webster] 2. A thing seed; a… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 appearance — appearance, look, aspect, semblance denote the outward show presented by a person or thing. Appearance often carries no additional implications {judge not according to the appearance Jn 7:24} {in drawing, represent the appearances of things,… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 4 Appearance — may refer to:* In physiognomy, Human physical appearance. * The visual appearance of objects is given by the way in which they reflect and transmit light. The color of objects is determined by the parts of the spectrum of light that are reflected …

    Wikipedia

  • 5 appearance — [ə pir′əns] n. [ME aparaunce < OFr aparance < LL apparentia < apparere, APPEAR] 1. the act or an instance of appearing 2. the look or outward aspect of a person or thing 3. anything that appears; thing seen 4. Archaic an apparition 5 …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 appearance — [n1] coming into sight actualization, advent, appearing, arrival, coming, debut, display, emergence, entrance, exhibition, introduction, manifestation, materialization, presence, presentation, representation, rise, showing up, turning up,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 appearance — (n.) late 14c., visible state or form, figure; mere show, from Anglo Fr. apparaunce, O.Fr. aparance appearance, display, pomp (13c.), from L. apparentia, abstract noun from aparentem, pp. of apparere (see APPEAR (Cf. appear)). Meaning semblance… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 appearance — The act of showing up in Court as either plaintiff, defendant, accused, or any other party to a Court (Dictionary of Canadian Bankruptcy Terms) United Glossary of Bankruptcy Terms 2012 …

    Glossary of Bankruptcy

  • 9 appearance — ► NOUN 1) the way that someone or something looks or seems. 2) an act of appearing. ● keep up appearances Cf. ↑keep up appearances …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 appearance — ap|pear|ance W2 [əˈpıərəns US əˈpır ] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(way somebody/something looks)¦ 2¦(somebody takes part in a public event)¦ 3¦(something new starts to exist)¦ 4¦(arrival)¦ 5 keep up appearances 6 for appearances sake/for the sake of appearances… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 appearance — noun 1 way that sb/sth looks ADJECTIVE ▪ attractive, handsome, youthful ▪ distinctive, odd, strange, striking ▪ dishevelled/disheveled …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 12 appearance — n. appearing 1) to make, put in an appearance (the policeman made a timely appearance) 2) a guest; personal; public; TV appearance (the actor made a personal appearance) 3) at one s appearance (the crowd went wild at their first appearance on… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 13 Appearance — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Appearance >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 appearance appearance phenomenon sight spectacle show premonstration| scene species view coup d oeil Sgm: N 1 lookout lookout outlook …

    English dictionary for students

  • 14 appearance — [[t]əpɪ͟ərəns[/t]] ♦♦ appearances 1) N COUNT: usu with supp, oft supp N When someone makes an appearance at a public event or in a broadcast, they take part in it. It was the president s second public appearance to date... Keegan made 68… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 appearance — /euh pear euhns/, n. 1. the act or fact of appearing, as to the eye or mind or before the public: the unannounced appearance of dinner guests; the last appearance of Caruso in Aïda; her first appearance at a stockholders meeting. 2. the state,… …

    Universalium

  • 16 appearance — noun 1 WAY SB/STH LOOKS (C, U) the way someone or something looks to other people: You mustn t worry about your appearance you look fine. | They ve changed the whole appearance of the building. | judge by appearances (=judge someone or something… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 appearance */*/*/ — UK [əˈpɪərəns] / US [əˈpɪrəns] noun Word forms appearance : singular appearance plural appearances 1) a) [countable/uncountable] the way that someone or something looks The twins are almost identical in appearance. His thinning hair gave him the… …

    English dictionary

  • 18 appearance — A coming into court as party to a suit, either in person or by attorney, whether as plaintiff or defendant. The formal proceeding by which a defendant submits himself to the jurisdiction of the court. The voluntary submission to a court s… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 19 appearance — ap|pear|ance [ ə pırəns ] noun *** 1. ) count or uncount the way that someone or something looks: His thinning hair gave him the appearance of a much older man. Recent initiatives have done a lot to improve the appearance of the district. The… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 appearance*/*/*/ — [əˈpɪərəns] noun 1) [U] the way that someone or something looks The twins are almost identical in appearance.[/ex] His thinning hair gave him the appearance of a much older man.[/ex] He always gives the appearance of being very busy.[/ex] 2) [U]… …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English


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