Meaning of APPEARANCE in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ əpɪərəns ]

( appearances)

Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.


When someone makes an appearance at a public event or in a broadcast, they take part in it.

It was the president’s second public appearance to date...

Keegan made 68 appearances in two seasons for Southampton, scoring 37 times.

N-COUNT : usu with supp , oft supp N


Someone’s or something’s appearance is the way that they look.

She used to be so fussy about her appearance...

N-SING : with supp


The appearance of someone or something in a place is their arrival there, especially when it is unexpected.

The sudden appearance of a few bags of rice could start a riot.

N-SING : with supp , oft N of n


The appearance of something new is its coming into existence or use.

Fears are growing of a cholera outbreak following the appearance of a number of cases in the city.

N-SING : with supp , oft N of n


If something has the appearance of a quality, it seems to have that quality.

We tried to meet both children’s needs without the appearance of favoritism or unfairness...

N-SING : with supp


If something is true to all appearances , from all appearances , or by all appearances , it seems from what you observe or know about it that it is true.

He was a small and to all appearances an unassuming man.

PHRASE : PHR with cl / group


If you keep up appearances , you try to behave and dress in a way that people expect of you, even if you can no longer afford it.

His parents’ obsession with keeping up appearances haunted his childhood.

PHRASE : V inflects


If you put in an appearance at an event, you go to it for a short time although you may not really want to, but do not stay.

= show your face

PHRASE : V inflects

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