Appearance

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Appearance Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • 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"
  • 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"
  • formal attendance (in court or at a hearing) of a party in an action
  • outward or visible aspect of a person or thing
  • a mental representation; "I tried to describe his appearance to the police"
  • the event of coming into sight

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • outward or visible aspect of a person or thing ,
  • the event of coming into sight ,
  • formal attendance (in court or at a hearing) of a party in an action ,
  • a mental representation; "I tried to describe his appearance to the police" ,
  • 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" ,
  • 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"

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Appearance'


  • Appearance: Appearance may refer to: Visual appearance , the way in which objects reflect and transmit light. Human physical appearance , what someone ...
  • Human physical appearance: Human physical appearance refers to the outward phenotype or look of human beings. There are infinite variations in human phenotypes, ...

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'Appearance' example sentence in quotations


* So different are the colours of life, as we look forward to the future, or backward to the past and so different the opinions and sentiments which this contrariety of appearance naturally produces, that the conversation of the old and young ends generally with contempt or pity on either side. - Victor Hugo

* Fine words and an insinuating appearance are seldom associated with true virtue. - Confucius

* There are two sorts of curiosity -- the momentary and the permanent. The momentary is concerned with the odd appearance on the surface of things. The permanent is attracted by the amazing and consecutive life that flows on beneath the surface of things. - Robert Lynd


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Appearance Sample Sentences in News


  • Iron man! Xavi passes Raul for all-time UCL appearance record
    Iron man! Barcelona midfielder Xavi passes Raul for all-time Champions League appearance record. Read more on this news related to 'Appearance'
  • Nuggets' mascot Rocky surprises bosses with GOP rally appearance
    Unbeknownst to the Denver Nuggets organization, mascot Rocky was at the Colorado Republican rally Monday and evidently didn't check with his bosses at Kroenke Sports Enterprises about it. Read more on this news related to 'Appearance'
  • Paul Pierce Wears Celtics Jacket in Appearance at Fenway
    Paul Pierce made a surprise appearance at Fenway Park on Sunday afternoon to honor Derek Jeter with other Boston sports legends. Despite being a current member of the Washington Wizards, Pierce didn't mind wearing green for the occasion. Read more on this news related to 'Appearance'

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