emerge[ē mʉrj′, i-]
A swimmer emerges from the water.
- To emerge is defined as to become more well known or more important, or to come into view.
- An example of emerge is when a new actor gets discovered and becomes a famous movie star.
- An example of emerge is when the sun comes out from the clouds.
intransitive verbemerged, emerging
- to rise from or as from a surrounding fluid
- to come forth into view; become visible
- to become apparent or known
- to develop or evolve as something new, improved, etc.: a strong breed emerged
Origin of emergeClassical Latin emergere ; from e-, out + mergere, to dip, immerse: see merge
intransitive verbe·merged, e·merg·ing, e·merg·es
- To move out or away from a surrounding fluid, covering, or shelter: seals emerging from the water; animals emerging from the forest.
- a. To come into view: The house emerged in the fog. See Synonyms at appear.b. To become conscious: emerge from sleep.c. To become known or prominent after being in obscurity: evidence that emerged from the investigation; new leaders that emerged from the party ranks.
- To come into existence: a period when many new life forms emerged.
Origin of emergeLatin ēmergere : ē-, ex-, ex- + mergere, to immerse.
(third-person singular simple present emerges, present participle emerging, simple past and past participle emerged)
- (intransitive) To come into view.
- (intransitive, copulative) To come out of a situation, object or a liquid.
- He emerged unscathed from the accident.
- The Soviet Union emerged from the ruins of an empire.
- The submarine emerged from the ocean.
- (intransitive) To become known.
- Gradually the truth emerged.