Appearing



to come into sight; become visible:
A man suddenly appeared in the doorway.
to have the of being; seem; look:
to appear wise.
to be obvious or easily perceived; be clear or made clear by evidence:
It appears to me that you are right.
to come or be placed before the public; be published:
Her biography appeared last year.
to perform publicly, as in a play, dance, etc.:
He appeared as the king in the play.
to attend or be present, especially to arrive late or stay but a short time:
He appeared at the party but left quickly.
to come into being; be created, invented, or developed:
Speech appears in the child’s first or second year.
Law. to come formally, especially as a party or counsel, to a proceeding before a tribunal, authority, etc.
Contemporary Examples

The latest slip: appearing on a radio show, she said that Americans are worried about “the rise of the Soviet Union.”
Best Political Gaffes of the Week David A. Graham August 19, 2011

During the campaign, Palin was faulted for appearing not to read many periodicals.
The Summer’s Winners and Losers Samuel P. Jacobs September 5, 2009

Romney is walking a “fine line” in not appearing to root for bad economic news, says Todd.
Chuck Todd, Defending the Craziness Howard Kurtz July 7, 2012

They are to blame for the word “outbreak” appearing in headlines from coast to coast.
Thanks, Anti-Vaxxers. You Just Brought Back Measles in NYC. Russell Saunders March 12, 2014

On Oct. 5, Newsom will be appearing with former President Clinton at an event at the Biltmore Hotel.
Hollywood’s Next Political Crush Nicole LaPorte October 3, 2009

Historical Examples

Frank was angry, but he held himself in restraint, appearing cool.
Frank Merriwell Down South Burt L. Standish

The eyes, either closed in sleep or appearing to be, heightened the effect.
Quaint Courtships Various

The full moon was just appearing over the mountains when I drove my car up to the villa.
Tiger Cat David H. Keller

And there was no end to that terrible march past; fresh pilgrims were ever appearing.
The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete Emile Zola

It is only necessary for me to avoid the presumption of appearing to decide where I have no authority to do it.
The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, Vol. I (of 9) Thomas Jefferson

verb (intransitive)
to come into sight or view
(copula; may take an infinitive) to seem or look: the evidence appears to support you
to be plain or clear, as after further evidence, etc: it appears you were correct after all
to develop or come into being; occur: faults appeared during testing
to become publicly available; be published: his biography appeared last month
to perform or act: he has appeared in many London productions
to be present in court before a magistrate or judge: he appeared on two charges of theft
v.

late 13c., “to come into view,” from stem of Old French aparoir (12c., Modern French apparoir) “appear, come to light, come forth,” from Latin apparere “to appear, come in sight, make an appearance,” from ad- “to” (see ad-) + parere “to come forth, be visible,” from PIE root *per- “to bring forth” (see pare). Of persons, “present oneself,” late 14c. Meaning “seem, have a certain appearance” is late 14c. Related: Appeared; appearing.

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