Appear Definition

appeared, appears
appeared, appears
To become visible.
A plane appearing in the sky.
American Heritage
To come into sight.
Webster's New World
To be shown or included.
That logo appears on all their sports equipment.
American Heritage
To come into being.
Freckles appear on his face every summer.
Webster's New World
To come into existence.
New strains of viruses appear periodically.
American Heritage

Origin of Appear

  • From Middle English apperen, aperen, from Old French aparoir (French apparoir, apparaître), from Latin apparēre (“to appear”), from ad (“to”) + parēre (“come forth, to be visible”).

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English aperen from Old French aparoir aper- from Latin appārēre ad- ad- pārēre to show

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

Find Similar Words

Find similar words to appear using the buttons below.

Words Starting With

Words Ending With