ap·pear /əˈpɪ(ə)r/ 不及物動詞
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.
Ap·pear, n. Appearance. [Obs.]
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]
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"