|1.||[ noun ] outward or visible aspect of a person or thing|
|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|
|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|
"they try to keep up appearances" "that ceremony is just for show"