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ap·pear·ance

 (ə-pîr′əns)
n.
1. The act or an instance of coming into sight.
2. The act or an instance of coming into public view: The author made a rare personal appearance.
3. Outward aspect: an untidy appearance.
4. Something that appears; a phenomenon.
5. A superficial aspect; a semblance: keeping up an appearance of wealth.
6. appearances Outward indications; circumstances: a cheerful person, to all appearances.

appearance

(əˈpɪərəns)
n
1. the act or an instance of appearing, as to the eye, before the public, etc
2. the outward or visible aspect of a person or thing: her appearance was stunning; it has the appearance of powdered graphite.
3. an outward show; pretence: he gave an appearance of working hard.
4. (often plural) one of the outward signs or indications by which a person or thing is assessed: first appearances are deceptive.
5. (Law) law
a. the formal attendance in court of a party in an action
b. formal notice that a party or his legal representative intends to maintain or contest the issue: to enter an appearance.
6. (Philosophy) philosophy
a. the outward or phenomenal manifestation of things
b. the world as revealed by the senses, as opposed to its real nature. Compare reality4
7. keep up appearances to maintain the public impression of wellbeing or normality
8. put in an appearance make an appearance to come or attend briefly, as out of politeness
9. to all appearances to the extent that can easily be judged; apparently

ap•pear•ance

(əˈpɪər əns)

n.
1. the act or process of appearing.
2. outward look or aspect: a person of noble appearance.
3. outward show; semblance: maintained an appearance of honesty.
4. the coming into court of either party to a suit or action.
5. appearances, outward impressions, indications, or circumstances: By all appearances, they enjoyed themselves.
6. the sensory aspect of existence.
Idioms:
put in an appearance, to attend a gathering, esp. for a short time.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Anglo-French, Old French < Late Latin]
syn: appearance, aspect, guise refer to the way in which something outwardly presents itself to view. appearance refers to the outward look: the shabby appearance of the car. aspect refers to the appearance at some particular time or in special circumstances; it often has emotional implications, either ascribed to the object itself or felt by the beholder: In the dusk the forest had a terrifying aspect. guise suggests a misleading appearance, assumed for an occasion: an enemy in friendly guise.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.appearance - outward or visible aspect of a person or thingappearance - outward or visible aspect of a person or thing
agerasia - youthful appearance in an old person
look - physical appearance; "I don't like the looks of this place"
view - outward appearance; "they look the same in outward view"
color, colour - the appearance of objects (or light sources) described in terms of a person's perception of their hue and lightness (or brightness) and saturation
complexion - texture and appearance of the skin of the face
effect, impression - an outward appearance; "he made a good impression"; "I wanted to create an impression of success"; "she retained that bold effect in her reproductions of the original painting"
linear perspective, perspective - the appearance of things relative to one another as determined by their distance from the viewer
phase - (astronomy) the particular appearance of a body's state of illumination (especially one of the recurring shapes of the part of Earth's moon that is illuminated by the sun); "the full phase of the moon"
vanishing point - the appearance of a point on the horizon at which parallel lines converge
superficies - the purely external aspect of a thing; superficial appearance; "the audience was held by the substance of the play rather than by the superficies of the production"-R.W.Speaight
format - the general appearance of a publication
cast, shape, form - the visual appearance of something or someone; "the delicate cast of his features"
image, persona - (Jungian psychology) a personal facade that one presents to the world; "a public image is as fragile as Humpty Dumpty"
semblance, gloss, color, colour - an outward or token appearance or form that is deliberately misleading; "he hoped his claims would have a semblance of authenticity"; "he tried to give his falsehood the gloss of moral sanction"; "the situation soon took on a different color"
face - the general outward appearance of something; "the face of the city is changing"
countenance, visage - the appearance conveyed by a person's face; "a pleasant countenance"; "a stern visage"
hairiness, pilosity - the quality of having hair
hairlessness - the quality of not having hair
beauty - the qualities that give pleasure to the senses
ugliness - qualities of appearance that do not give pleasure to the senses
disfiguration, disfigurement, deformity - an appearance that has been spoiled or is misshapen; "there were distinguishing disfigurements on the suspect's back"; "suffering from facial disfiguration"
homeliness, plainness - an appearance that is not attractive or beautiful; "fine clothes could not conceal the girl's homeliness"
blemish, mar, defect - a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body); "a facial blemish"
discoloration, discolouration, stain - a soiled or discolored appearance; "the wine left a dark stain"
plainness - the appearance of being plain and unpretentious
elaborateness, ornateness - an ornate appearance; being elaborately (even excessively) decorated
decorativeness - an appearance that serves to decorate and make something more attractive
etiolation - a pale and sickly appearance; "his etiolation signaled years in prison"
quality - an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare
sleekness - the quality of being well-groomed and neatly tailored; "the sleekness of his appearance reminded me of his financial successes"
2.appearance - the event of coming into sight
happening, natural event, occurrence, occurrent - an event that happens
reappearance - the event of something appearing again; "the reappearance of Halley's comet"
materialisation, materialization, manifestation - an appearance in bodily form (as of a disembodied spirit)
manifestation - a clear appearance; "a manifestation of great emotion"
apparition - the appearance of a ghostlike figure; "I was recalled to the present by the apparition of a frightening specter"
disappearance - the event of passing out of sight
3.appearance - formal attendance (in court or at a hearing) of a party in an actionappearance - formal attendance (in court or at a hearing) of a party in an action
attendance, attending - the act of being present (at a meeting or event etc.)
4.appearance - a mental representationappearance - a mental representation; "I tried to describe his appearance to the police"
internal representation, mental representation, representation - a presentation to the mind in the form of an idea or image
illusion, semblance - an erroneous mental representation
3D, 3-D, three-D - having a three-dimensional form or appearance; "aren't dreams always in 3-D?"
front - the outward appearance of a person; "he put up a bold front"
5.appearance - the act of appearing in public viewappearance - 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"
arrival - the act of arriving at a certain place; "they awaited her arrival"
apparition - an act of appearing or becoming visible unexpectedly; "natives were amazed at the apparition of this white stranger"
emersion, emergence - the act of emerging
reappearance, return - the act of someone appearing again; "his reappearance as Hamlet has been long awaited"
disappearance, disappearing - the act of leaving secretly or without explanation
6.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"
pretending, pretense, feigning, simulation, pretence - the act of giving a false appearance; "his conformity was only pretending"

appearance

noun
1. look, face, form, air, figure, image, looks, bearing, aspect, manner, expression, demeanour, mien (literary) He had the appearance of a college student.
2. arrival, appearing, presence, turning up, introduction, showing up (informal), emergence, advent The sudden appearance of a few bags of rice could start a riot.
3. occurrence, development, emergence, manifestation the appearance of a number of cases of cholera
4. impression, air, front, image, illusion, guise, facade, pretence, veneer, semblance, outward show They gave the appearance of being on both sides.
Quotations
"Appearances are often deceiving" [Aesop The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing]
"It is only shallow people who do not judge by appearances" [Oscar Wilde The Picture of Dorian Gray]
Proverbs
"You can't tell a book by its cover"

appearance

noun
1. The act of coming into view:
2. The act of arriving:
3. The way something or someone looks:
4. The character projected or given by someone to the public:
Translations
شكلظُهورظُهُورمُثولمَظْهَر، هَيْئَة
vystoupenívzhledzevnějšekzjevobjevení se
udseendeydreopdukkenoptrædentilsynekomst
ilmestyminenjulkiasuulkomuotoulkonäkö
pojavljivanje
külsõ megjelenésszereplés
birting, òaî aî birtastframkomaútlit
出現
출현
dostavenie saobjavenie sa
nastopprihodvidez
ankomstuppträdande
การปรากฏตัว
görünüşsahneye çıkmagelmegörünmegörünüm
sự xuất hiện

appearance

[əˈpɪərəns]
A. N
1. (= act of showing o.s.) → aparición f
to make an appearanceaparecer, dejarse ver
to make a personal appearanceaparecer en persona
to put in an appearancehacer acto de presencia
2. (Theat, TV) → aparición f
to make one's first appearancehacer su primera aparicióndebutar
his appearance as Don Mendosu actuación en el papel de Don Mendo
his appearance in "Don Mendo"su actuación en "Don Mendo"
cast in order of appearancepersonajes mpl en orden de aparición en escena
3. (Jur) → comparecencia f
to make an appearance in courtcomparecer ante el tribunal
4. [of book etc] → publicación f
5. (= look) → aspecto m
she takes great care over her appearancecuida mucho su aspecto
at first appearancea primera vista
to have a dignified appearancetener aspecto solemne
he had the appearance of an executiveparecía ejecutivo, tenía aspecto de ejecutivo
in appearancede aspecto
6. appearancesapariencias fpl
appearances can be deceptivelas apariencias engañan
to or by all appearancesal parecer
contrary to all appearancesen contra de las apariencias
you shouldn't go by appearancesno hay que fiarse de las apariencias
to judge by appearances,a juzgar por las apariencias, ...
to keep up appearancesguardar las apariencias
for the sake of appearances, for appearances' sakepara guardar las apariencias
B. CPD appearance money Nremuneración f por hacer acto de presencia

appearance

[əˈpɪərəns] n
(= arrival) → arrivée f
to put in an appearance (= show one's face) → faire acte de présence
(in public, on TV) [person] → apparition f
It is the president's first public appearance → C'est la première apparition en public du président.
to make an appearance (on TV, in public)faire son apparition
She has made several television appearances recently → Elle est récemment passée plusieurs fois à la télévision.
He made 68 appearances for Manchester United
BUT Il a joué 68 fois pour Manchester United.
in order of appearance (on film credits)par ordre d'apparition à l'écran; (in play)par ordre d'entrée en scène
(= publication) [book, magazine, novel] → parution f
(= look, aspect) [person] → apparence f; [area, object, building] → aspect m
She takes great care over her appearance → Elle prend grand soin de son apparence.
PVC windows will ruin the appearance of the house → Les fenêtres en PVC vont gâcher l'aspect de la maison.
to keep up appearances → sauver les apparences
to all appearances, by all appearances, from all appearances → selon toute apparence, apparemmentappearance fee ncachet mappearance money ncachet m

appearance

n
(= emergence)Erscheinen nt; (unexpected) → Auftauchen nt no pl; (Theat) → Auftritt m; many court appearancesviele Auftritte vor Gericht; to put in or make an appearancesich sehen lassen; to make one’s appearancesich zeigen; (Theat) → seinen Auftritt haben; cast in order of appearanceDarsteller in der Reihenfolge ihres Auftritts or Auftretens
(= look, aspect)Aussehen nt; (esp of person) → Äußere(s) nt, → äußere Erscheinung; appearances (= outward signs)der äußere (An)schein; good appearance essentialgepflegtes Äußeres or gepflegte Erscheinung wichtig; in appearancedem Aussehen nach, vom Äußeren her; at first appearanceauf den ersten Blick; he/it has the appearance of being …er/es erweckt den Anschein, … zu sein; for appearances’ sake, for the sake of appearancesum den Schein zu wahren, um des Schein(e)s willen; (= as good manners)der Form halber; to keep up appearancesden (äußeren) Schein wahren; to give the appearance of being …sich (dat)den Anschein geben, … zu sein; appearances are often deceptiveder Schein trügt oft; appearances were against himder Schein sprach gegen ihn; by or from or to all appearancesallem Anschein nach ? judge VT c VI b

appearance

[əˈpɪərns] n
a. (act) → apparizione f (Theatre) → comparsa, apparizione; (of book) → uscita, pubblicazione f
in order of appearance → in ordine di apparizione
to make one's first appearance → fare il proprio debutto, debuttare
to put in or make an appearance → fare atto di presenza
b. (look, aspect) → aspetto
in appearance → a vedersi
he was rather sickly in appearance → aveva un aspetto malaticcio or un'aria malaticcia
appearances can be deceptive → non bisogna fidarsi delle apparenze, le apparenze ingannano
to all appearances → a giudicar dalle apparenze
to keep up appearances → salvare le apparenze

appear

(əˈpiə) verb
1. to come into view. A man suddenly appeared round the corner.
2. to arrive (at a place etc). He appeared in time for dinner.
3. to come before or present oneself/itself before the public or a judge etc. He is appearing on television today; He appeared before Judge Scott.
4. to look or seem as if (something is the case). It appears that he is wrong; He appears to be wrong.
apˈpearance noun
1. what can be seen (of a person, thing etc). From his appearance he seemed very wealthy.
2. the act of coming into view or coming into a place. The thieves ran off at the sudden appearance of two policemen.
3. the act of coming before or presenting oneself/itself before the public or a judge etc. his first appearance on the stage.

appearance

ظُهُور vystoupení udseende Erscheinen εμφάνιση aparición, apariencia ilmestyminen apparition pojavljivanje comparsa 出現 출현 verschijning opptreden pojawienie się comparência, participação появление uppträdande การปรากฏตัว görünüş sự xuất hiện 出现

appearance

n. apariencia, aspecto.

appearance

n apariencia, aspecto
References in classic literature ?
Round shoulders had Jo, big hands and feet, a flyaway look to her clothes, and the uncomfortable appearance of a girl who was rapidly shooting up into a woman and didn't like it.
When the half-witted old man left his husking of corn and came into the wood to meet Elmer Cowley, he was neither surprised nor especially interested in the sudden appearance of the young man.
When they reached the cottage, the two seated themselves with some appearance of fatigue upon the upper step of the porch, facing each other, each leaning against a supporting post.
The novice in the military art flew from point to point, retarding his own preparations by the excess of his violent and somewhat distempered zeal; while the more practiced veteran made his arrangements with a deliberation that scorned every appearance of haste; though his sober lineaments and anxious eye sufficiently betrayed that he had no very strong professional relish for the, as yet, untried and dreaded warfare of the wilderness.
A powerful army before our walls, whose appearance proclaimed inevitable death, fearfully painted, and marking their footsteps with desolation.
What had been the counter or "bar" of the saloon, gorgeous in white and gold, now sawn in two and divided, was set up on opposite sides of the room as separate dressing-tables, decorated with huge bunches of azaleas, that hid the rough earthenware bowls, and gave each table the appearance of a vestal altar.
The impression of its actual state, at this distance of a hundred and sixty years, darkens inevitably through the picture which we would fain give of its appearance on the morning when the Puritan magnate bade all the town to be his guests.
But, in truth, Pearl was the one as well as the other; and only in consequence of that identity had Hester contrived so perfectly to represent the scarlet letter in her appearance.
My gifted relative has made her first appearance in public, and has laid the foundation of our future fortunes.
His mouth was such a postoffice of a mouth that he had a mechanical appearance of smiling.
The human figures which completed this landscape, were in number two, partaking, in their dress and appearance, of that wild and rustic character, which belonged to the woodlands of the West-Riding of Yorkshire at that early period.
Candor will oblige us to admit that even such men may be actuated by upright intentions; and it cannot be doubted that much of the opposition which has made its appearance, or may hereafter make its appearance, will spring from sources, blameless at least, if not respectable -- the honest errors of minds led astray by preconceived jealousies and fears.