appearance

Definitions

  • Restoration House, Rochester, as it appeared in Dickens's time
    Restoration House, Rochester, as it appeared in Dickens's time
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n appearance 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"
    • n appearance pretending that something is the case in order to make a good impression "they try to keep up appearances","that ceremony is just for show"
    • n appearance formal attendance (in court or at a hearing) of a party in an action
    • n appearance outward or visible aspect of a person or thing
    • n appearance a mental representation "I tried to describe his appearance to the police"
    • n appearance the event of coming into sight
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Colorful Spanish maiolica found which appear to have been made before 1650 Colorful Spanish maiolica found which appear to have been made before 1650
A large German stoneware jug unearthed at Jamestown. The date “1661” appears above the medallion A large German stoneware jug unearthed at Jamestown. The date “1661” appears above the medallion
Objects found at a 17th-century forge site at Jamestown: blacksmith’s tools, bar iron, a few incomplete items, sword guards, and slag. It appears that the forge was in operation as early as 1625 Objects found at a 17th-century forge site at Jamestown: blacksmith’s tools, bar iron, a few incomplete items, sword...
In this oven a Jamestown woman baked bread over 300 years ago. It appears to have been in use between 1650 and 1690 In this oven a Jamestown woman baked bread over 300 years ago. It appears to have been in use between 1650 and 1690
LOWELL AS IT APPEARED IN 1840 LOWELL AS IT APPEARED IN 1840
Appearance of House When Complete Appearance of House When Complete
The peris, who resemble angels, appear in a blaze of light The peris, who resemble angels, appear in a blaze of light
Appearances are deceitful Appearances are deceitful

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In New Mexico, over eleven thousand people have visited a tortilla chip that appeared to have the face of Jesus Christ burned into it
    • Appearance A thing seed; a phenomenon; a phase; an apparition; as, an appearance in the sky.
    • Appearance Personal presence; exhibition of the person; look; aspect; mien. "And now am come to see . . . It thy appearance answer loud report."
    • Appearance Probability; likelihood. "There is that which hath no appearance ."
    • Appearance 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. "There was upon the tabernacle, as it were, the appearance of fire.""For man looketh on the outward appearance .""Judge not according to the appearance ."
    • Appearance 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. "Will he now retire,
      After appearance , and again prolong
      Our expectation?"
    • Appearance The act of appearing or coming into sight; the act of becoming visible to the eye; as, his sudden appearance surprised me.
    • Appearance (Law) 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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The mythical Scottish town of Brigadoon appears for one day every one hundred years
    • n appearance The act of coming into sight; the act of becoming visible to the eye: as, the appearance of the sun above the horizon.
    • n appearance The state of being in sight; visibility.
    • n appearance A coming into presence; the act of presenting one's self: as, his sudden appearance surprised me.
    • n appearance An object as seen or perceived; a phenomenon; the immediate object of experience.
    • n appearance Something believed to have a supernatural character; an apparition: as, an appearance in the sky.
    • n appearance That which appears or is obvious; outward show or seeming; semblance as apart from reality or substance: as, there is an appearance of trouble yonder; appearances are against him.
    • n appearance Outward look or aspect; mien; build and carriage; figure: as, a man of noble appearance.
    • n appearance plural Indications; look.
    • n appearance The act of coming before the public; the act of coming into public notice: as, he made his appearance as a historian; the appearance of a book.
    • n appearance Seeming; probability; likelihood.
    • n appearance In law: The coming into court of either of the parties to a suit; the being present in court as a party to a pending proceeding; the coming into court of a party summoned in a process, either in person or by his attorney, usually 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. In Scots law, the stating of a defense in a cause. Where a defender in writing, or by counsel at the bar, states a defense, he is said to have appeared.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Elvis Presley made his first appearance on national television in 1956. He sang Blue Suede Shoes and Heartbreak Hotel on "The Dorsey Brothers Show."
    • ns Appearance the act of appearing, e.g. in court to prosecute or answer a charge: the publication of a book: the effect of appearing conspicuously, show, parade: the condition of that which appears, form, aspect: outward look or show: a natural phenomenon: an apparition
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Quotations

  • Ovid
    Ovid
    “Neglect of appearance becomes men.”
  • Phaedrus
    Phaedrus
    “First appearance deceives many.”
  • English Proverb
    English Proverb
    “Be not deceived with the first appearance of things, for show is not substance.”
  • Johann Friedrich Von Schiller
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    “Appearance rules the world.”
  • Terence
    Terence
    “Nowadays those are rewarded who make right appear wrong.”
  • Virgil
    Virgil
    “Trust not to much to appearances.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. apparence, L. apparentia, fr. apparere,. See Appear
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Through Fr. from L. apparē-read, to, parēre, paritum, to come forth.

Usage

In literature:

His appearance showed that he had suffered from the fever which had carried off so many of his shipmates.
"The Two Supercargoes" by W.H.G. Kingston
He now appeared to me quite a different person to what I had fancied him to be.
"My First Voyage to Southern Seas" by W.H.G. Kingston
Mr Iffley was not a person, from his appearance, very well calculated to win the confidence of a young lad.
"Will Weatherhelm" by W.H.G. Kingston
But the other party, Captain Bridgeman, did not come forward; he appeared to be in doubt, and not at all able to make up his mind.
"Percival Keene" by Frederick Marryat
This reassured me, and I forgot the supernatural signs which accompanied his appearance.
"The Phantom Ship" by Frederick Marryat
Mr Trotter made his appearance, with one eye closed, and his face very much scratched.
"Peter Simple" by Frederick Marryat
Such as have descended to our own times appear to be works of the lower empire.
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3)" by Isaac D'Israeli
The Agharias claim to be Somvansi Rajputs, a claim which Colonel Dalton says their appearance favours.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India" by R. V. Russell
Their foe appears, and both are struck from the bank into the river.
"Oswald Langdon" by Carson Jay Lee
All appeared horrible darkness, where souls were punished, and my place among them was pointed out.
"The Autobiography of Madame Guyon" by Jeanne Marie Bouvier de La Motte Guyon
Hamilton did not appear among those interested in the election of governor in 1777.
"A Political History of the State of New York, Volumes 1-3" by DeAlva Stanwood Alexander
Aenescent: becoming or appearing bronzed or brassy.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
The wreck appeared to be that of a schooner, or brig of a hundred and fifty tons or so.
"Old Jack" by W.H.G. Kingston
The queen is the mother of the entire family; her duty appears to be only to deposit eggs in the cells.
"Mysteries of Bee-keeping Explained" by M. Quinby
Even so far north as the forests of Oregon these appear in the forms of the cougar and the ounce.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
The land appeared to present entirely the same appearance.
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne
In contrast Victoria Drew appeared small and fragile and incapable.
"The Girl Scouts in Beechwood Forest" by Margaret Vandercook
When General Pomeroy appeared again, Guy seized his hand in a burst of generous emotion, with his eyes glistening with tears of joy.
"The Cryptogram" by James De Mille
Had another planet indeed circuited there, the solar system would have presented an appearance of almost perfect order.
"Astronomy of To-day" by Cecil G. Dolmage
Having reached the southern division of the world, the heavenly bodies forming the Southern Cross appear.
"Seven Legs Across the Seas" by Samuel Murray
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In poetry:

Labor while the day is long,
Lest the night be near.
Battle manfully with wrong,
Till the right appear.
"Labor" by Benjamin Cutler Clark
The sea at Kehi
Appears most tranquil, for
As harvested wild rice
A swarm emerges:
Fisherfolk in boats.
"The sea at Kehi" by Kakinomoto no Asomi Hitomaro
The holly hitherto did sway;
Let box now domineer,
Until the dancing Easter-day,
Or Easter's eve appear.
"Ceremonies For Candlemas Eve" by Robert Herrick
Trust me, my dear, however odd
It may appear to say,
I sought it merely to defraud
Thy spoiler of his prey.
"Apology To Delia : For Desiring A Lock Of Her Hair" by William Cowper
But see on pole suspended,
A serpent now appears;
And hark! what blissful tidings
Salute the mourner's ears.
"The Great Physician" by Mary Ann H T Bigelow
Then deeper script appears:
The furrows of dim fears,
The traces of old tears,
The tide-marks of the years.
"The Poet Care" by Victor James Daley

In news:

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This is all through rebel sources, so take it with a grain of salt, but videos uploaded to YouTube appear to support their claims of having seized a military base just south of Damascus.
As if he didn't have enough injuries to worry about, Tiger Woods appeared to hurt himself at the sixth hole of the pro-am at the Arnold Palmer Invitational on Wednesday, when a camera went off during his backswing.
It appears he Dodgers will record at least one deadline signing, even if they don't get Zach Lee.
Niagara Gazette — TOWN OF TONAWANDA — The Erie County Bomb Squad reported to a Military Road business Tuesday morning after employees found what appeared to be a grenade and notified town police.
Nasheed was taken into custody Monday after he twice failed to appear in court to face charges that he illegally ordered the arrest of a judge while in office.
It appears anyone wanting to save some of this art deco bridge history better get on the phone to the demolition firm straightaway with a good story and some cash money pretty quick.
SELLERSBURG — Appearing a little out-of-this-world, the artwork was actually pretty down-to-earth.
"It's a busy time in the bush," said WW&W Fall correspondent Autumn Equinox, waiting in the wings for her gala appearance on Sept 23.
Kelly Ripa knows that a big part of her TV hosting duties includes keeping up appearances.
The Ascend was a decent budget Android smartphone, but this refresh appears to offer only modest improvements.
Police say the drowning appears to be accidental.
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The extent to which this appellation was acknowledged was surprising to me in that not only did it figure prominently in the coverage that appeared in the DetroitFree Press, but it also made it to the pages of USA Today.
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In science:

It turns out that by using spinors instead of the exterior powers that appear in the Koszul resolution, one can construct representations by a method that is completely independent of the complex structure and that furthermore explains the somewhat mysterious appearance of the weight δ .
Quantum Field Theory and Representation Theory: A Sketch
We argue that the rapid appearance of life on Earth hardly tells us anything about the probability of life to appear on other planet.
Comment on "Does the rapid appearence of life on Earth suggest that life is common in the Universe"
The probability for life to appear and the probability of humans to appear (class N >> 1) in this model is determined by arbitrary parameters Γn .
Comment on "Does the rapid appearence of life on Earth suggest that life is common in the Universe"
The probability for life to appear and the probability of humans to appear (class N >> 1) in this model is determined by a single parameter Γ.
Comment on "Does the rapid appearence of life on Earth suggest that life is common in the Universe"
Thus, the rapid appearance of life on Earth hardly tells us anything about the probability of life to appear on another planet.
Comment on "Does the rapid appearence of life on Earth suggest that life is common in the Universe"
The scaling of M is quite distinct from other scalings that have appeared in the literature, namely M has to scale as N 1/3 , where N is the rank of the U (N ) gauge group factors that appear in the dual N = 2 quiver gauge theory.
Gauge theory description of compactified pp-waves
It appears that we can draw from the results of this model a few important conclusions: (i) Arguments concerning the turbulent cascade process do not appear essential.
A simple model for drag reduction
From the spectra, it appears that the group A sources are actually softer than the B sources; they appear hard from their hardness ratios because their high absorption results in a small number of low energy photons.
X-ray Source Population in the Elliptical Galaxy NGC 720 with Chandra
To be strictly correct, the integrals and probabilities which appear must be replaced by upper integrals and outer probabilities; however, this issue is irrelevant in applications, since one typically applies such a result to estimate expressions in which all the functions and sets which appear are measurable.
Concentration of norms and eigenvalues of random matrices
The variables that appear in the average (1.3) are therefore the components of vA , vB , and their derivatives ∂vA , ∂vB that appear in the jacobians J (vA ) ≡ JA , J (vB ) ≡ JB .
Correlations and screening of topological charges in gaussian random fields
It is clearly seen from Figs. 1a-c that as the black is chosen to be rotating (J = ±0.9), all the four sonic points appear outside to horizon, while for a non-rotating black hole only three of them are appeared.
Unification to the "Pseudo-General-Relativistic" analysis of accretion disks around rotating black holes and neutron stars
This expression is similar to the term uct which appears in logarithmic term of the time delay, but not equal to it at the required order because of the appearance of a term ~k · ~rmin .
The speed of gravity has not been measured from time delays
Sλ denotes the determinant appearing in the numerator and D the standard Vandermonde determinant appearing in the denominator.
Unique decomposition of tensor products of irreducible representations of simple algebraic groups
On appearance of a clause ci , it is clearly best not to set any variable not appearing in ci , for this merely imposes extra constraints.
Random MAX SAT, Random MAX CUT, and Their Phase Transitions
The 68% confidence region of this consistency relation appears in Figure 2a as a narrow band (narrow enough that the upper and lower bounding curves appear to merge).
Precision Primordial $^4$He Measurement with CMB Experiments
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