Definition of apperance
1. appearance [ n ] outward or visible aspect of a person or thingUsed in print:
(Richard I. McCosh, "Recreation Site Selection"...)
A site may be a rundown slum or a desolate piece of desert in appearance today but have excellent potentials for the future with a_little development or water .
The values of the site may be affected by the appearance of the adjoining lands , ownership and use of the land , and the utilities available there .
(William S. Haymond, "Is Distance an Original...)
Psychical blindness is a condition in which there is a total absence of visual memory-images , a condition in which , for_example , one is unable to remember something just seen or to conjure_up a memory-picture of the visible appearance of a well-known friend in his absence .
Men , trees , automobiles , houses , and_so_on - objects continually confronted in everyday life - had each its characteristic blot appearance and became easily recognizable , at the very beginning of tracing , by an inference as_to what each was .
(Christopher Davis, First Family....)
Since his seizure , Scotty had had little appetite ; yet his changed appearance , surprisingly , was one of plumpness .Synonyms appearance 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. appearance [ n ] the event of coming into sightUsed in print:
(The Dallas Morning News,...)
Saxton has made only one second-half appearance this season and that was in the Washington_State game , for four plays : he returned the kickoff 30 yards , gained five yards through the line and_then uncorked a 56 - yard touchdown run before retiring to the bench .
(B. J. D. Meeuse, The Story of Pollination....)
Their appearance , next spring , coincides in an almost uncanny way with the flowering of their host plants .
(Brand Blanshard, "The Emotive Theory," Robert...)
The pain of the rabbit was not itself bad ; nothing evil was happening when that pain was being endured ; badness , in the only sense in which it is involved at_all , waited for its appearance till I came and looked and felt .
(Howard Fast, April Morning....)
In my recollection , there was a long interval between the death of the officer and the appearance of the first of the retreating redcoats , and in that interval the dust_cloud over the road seems to hover indefinitely .Synonyms appearance Related Terms disappearance happening manifestation reappearance apparition materialization appear
3. appearance [ n ] formal attendance (in court or at a hearing) of a party in an actionUsed in print:
(The Sun, [Baltimore],...)
Hartman , purchased by the A 's from the Milwaukee_Braves last fall , allowed no hits in his scoreless three inning appearance , and merited the triumph .Synonyms appearance coming_into_court appearing Related Terms attendance appear
4. appearance [ n ] a mental representation
Examples: "I tried to describe his appearance to the police"
(Howard Nemerov, "Themes and Methods: The Early...)
His appearance as Lizzy evokes not amusement but horror in the audience ; it is a spectacle absolutely painful , an epiphany of the suffering flesh unredeemed by spirit , untouched by any spirit other_than abasement and humiliation .Synonyms appearance Related Terms representation illusion front three-D look
5. appearance [ n ] the act of appearing in public view
Examples: "the rookie made a brief appearance in the first period" "it was Bernhardt's last appearance in America"
(Mignon G. Eberhart, The Cup, the Blade...)
There was no way to know , no way to guess whether any one of them was surprised at Sarah 's appearance , believing her to be drugged and senseless - and just possibly dead .Synonyms appearance Related Terms disappearance arrival reappearance apparition emergence reappearance appear
6. appearance [ n ] pretending that something is the case in order to make a good impression
Examples: "they try to keep up appearances" "that ceremony is just for show"
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