Meaning of APPEARANCE in English

APPEARANCE

(~s)

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

1.

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

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

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

N-COUNT: usu with supp, oft supp N

2.

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

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

N-SING: with supp

3.

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

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

N-SING: with supp, oft N of n

4.

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

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

N-SING: with supp, oft N of n

5.

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

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

N-SING: with supp

6.

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

He was a small and to all ~s an unassuming man.

PHRASE: PHR with cl/group

7.

If you keep up ~s, 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 ~s haunted his childhood.

PHRASE: V inflects

8.

If you put in an ~ 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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