1. [ noun ] outward or visible aspect of a person or thing
Synonyms: visual_aspect
Related terms: quality impression face beauty look persona countenance stain form ugliness blemish decorativeness semblance perspective hairlessness hairiness superficies vanishing_point homeliness disfigurement format complexion ornateness plainness color phase view etiolation agerasia appear
2. [ noun ] the event of coming into sight
Related terms: disappearance happening manifestation reappearance apparition materialization appear
3. [ noun ] formal attendance (in court or at a hearing) of a party in an action
Synonyms: coming_into_court appearing
Related terms: attendance appear
4. [ noun ] a mental representation

"I tried to describe his appearance to the police"

Related terms: representation illusion front three-D look
5. [ noun ] 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"

Related terms: disappearance arrival reappearance apparition emergence reappearance appear
6. [ noun ] pretending that something is the case in order to make a good impression
Synonyms: show

"they try to keep up appearances" "that ceremony is just for show"

Related terms: pretense
Similar spelling:   apiarian