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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ap·pear /əˈpɪr/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 ap·pear /əˈpɪ(ə)r/ 不及物動詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ap·pear v. i. [imp. & p. p. Appeared p. pr. & vb. n. Appearing.]
 1. To come or be in sight; to be in view; to become visible.
    And God . . . said, Let . . . the dry land appear.   --Gen. i. 9.
 2. To come before the public; as, a great writer appeared at that time.
 3. To stand in presence of some authority, tribunal, or superior person, to answer a charge, plead a cause, or the like; to present one's self as a party or advocate before a court, or as a person to be tried.
    We must all appear before the judgment seat.   --2 Cor. v. 10.
    One ruffian escaped because no prosecutor dared to appear.   --Macaulay.
 4. To become visible to the apprehension of the mind; to be known as a subject of observation or comprehension, or as a thing proved; to be obvious or manifest.
    It doth not yet appear what we shall be.   --1 John iii. 2.
    Of their vain contest appeared no end.   --Milton.
 5. To seem; to have a certain semblance; to look.
    They disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast.   --Matt. vi. 16.
 Syn: -- To seem; look. See Seem.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ap·pear, n. Appearance. [Obs.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect;
           "She seems to be sleeping"; "This appears to be a very
           difficult problem"; "This project looks fishy"; "They
           appeared like people who had not eaten or slept for a
           long time" [syn: look, seem]
      2: come into sight or view; "He suddenly appeared at the
         wedding"; "A new star appeared on the horizon" [ant: disappear]
      3: be issued or published; "Did your latest book appear yet?";
         "The new Woody Allen film hasn't come out yet" [syn: come
      4: seem to be true, probable, or apparent; "It seems that he is
         very gifted"; "It appears that the weather in California
         is very bad" [syn: seem]
      5: come into being or existence, or appear on the scene; "Then
         the computer came along and changed our lives"; "Homo
         sapiens appeared millions of years ago" [syn: come along]
         [ant: vanish]
      6: 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"