Associations to the word «Appearance»

Wiktionary

APPEARANCE, noun. The act of appearing or coming into sight; the act of becoming visible to the eye.
APPEARANCE, noun. A thing seen; a phenomenon; an apparition.
APPEARANCE, noun. Personal presence; look; aspect; mien.
APPEARANCE, noun. Apparent likeness; external show; how something appears to others.
APPEARANCE, noun. 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.
APPEARANCE, noun. (legal) 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.
APPEARANCE, noun. (medical) Chiefly used by nurses: the act of defecation by a patient.

Dictionary definition

APPEARANCE, noun. Outward or visible aspect of a person or thing.
APPEARANCE, noun. The event of coming into sight.
APPEARANCE, noun. Formal attendance (in court or at a hearing) of a party in an action.
APPEARANCE, noun. A mental representation; "I tried to describe his appearance to the police".
APPEARANCE, 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".
APPEARANCE, 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".

Wise words

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