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Noun: appearing  u'peer-ing
  1. Formal attendance (in court or at a hearing) of a party in an action
    - appearance, coming into court
Verb: appear  u'peer
  1. Give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect
    "This appears to be a very difficult problem"; "They appeared like people who had not eaten or slept for a long time";
    - look, seem
     
  2. Come into sight or view
    "He suddenly appeared at the wedding"; "A new star appeared on the horizon"
     
  3. Be issued or published
    "Did your latest book appear yet?";
    - come out
     
  4. Give the impression of being true, probable, or apparent
    "It appears that the weather in California is very bad";
    - seem
     
  5. Come into being or existence, or appear on the scene
    "Homo sapiens appeared millions of years ago";
    - come along
     
  6. (dramaturgy) appear as a character on stage or appear in a play, etc.
    "Gielgud appears briefly in this movie"; "She appeared in 'Hamlet' on the London stage"
     
  7. Present oneself formally, as before a (judicial) authority
    "He had to appear in court last month"; "She appeared on several charges of theft"

Derived forms: appearings

Type of: attendance, attending, be, do, execute, happen, materialise [Brit], materialize, perform

Antonym: disappear

Encyclopedia: Appearing

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