Webster 1913 Edition
The act of appearing or coming into sight; the act of becoming visible to the eye;
as, his sudden.
A thing seed; a phenomenon; a phase; an apparition;
appearancein the sky
Personal presence; exhibition of the person; look; aspect; mien.
And now am come to see . . .
appearanceanswer loud report.
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;
appearancesare against him
There was upon the tabernacle, as it were, the
Num. ix. 15.
For man looketh on the outward
1 Sam. xvi. 7.
Judge not according to the
John. vii. 24.
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.
appearanceas an historian, an artist, or an orator
Will he now retire,
appearance, and again prolong
There is that which hath no
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.
To put in an appearance,
to be present; to appear in person.–
To save appearances,
to preserve a fair outward show.
Syn. – Coming; arrival; presence; semblance; pretense; air; look; manner; mien; figure; aspect.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.The act of coming into sight; the act of becoming visible to the eye; as, his sudden appearance surprised me.
2.The thing seen; a phenomenon; as an appearance in the sky.
3.Semblance; apparent likeness.
There was upon the tabernacle as it were the appearance of fire. Num. 9.
4.External show; semblance assumed, in opposition to reality or substance; as, we are often deceived by appearances; he has the appearance of virtue.
For man looketh on the outward appearance. 1Sam. 16.
5.Personal presence; exhibition of the person; as, he made his first appearance at court or on the stage.
6.Exhibition of the character; introduction of a person to the public in a particular character, as a person makes his appearance in the world, as a historian, an artist, or an orator.
7.Probability; likelihood. This sense is rather an inference from the third or fourth; as probability is inferred from external semblance or show.
8.Presence; mien; figure; as presented by the person, dress or manners; as, the lady made a noble appearance.
9.A being present in court; a defendant's filing common or special bail to a process.