Meaning of APPEARANCE in English



Pronunciation: ə - ' pir- ə n(t)s

Function: noun

Date: 14th century

1 a : external show : SEMBLANCE <although hostile, he preserved an appearance of neutrality> b : outward aspect : LOOK <had a fierce appearance > c plural : outward indication <trying to keep up appearance s >

2 a : a sense impression or aspect of a thing <the blue of distant hills is only an appearance > b : the world of sensible phenomena

3 a : the act, action, or process of appearing b : the presentation of oneself in court as a party to an action often through the representation of an attorney

4 a : something that appears : PHENOMENON b : an instance of appearing : OCCURRENCE

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.