The definition of appear is to show up or become capable of being seen.(verb)
An example of something that may appear is a rabbit out of a magician's hat.
To appear is to seem or look a certain way.(verb)
An example of someone that may appear to be smart is a college professor.
To appear is defined as to be a part of a production.(verb)
An example of someone who may appear is a Broadway actor.
See appear in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME aperen < OFr aparoir < L apparere < ad-, to + perere, to come forth, be visible; akin to Gr peparein, to display
See appear in American Heritage Dictionary 4
intransitive verb ap·peared, ap·pear·ing, ap·pears
Origin: Middle English aperen
Origin: , from Old French aparoir, aper-
Origin: , from Latin appārēre
Origin: : ad-, ad-
Origin: + pārēre, to show.
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